Peter Stenvinkel

Peter Stenvinkel

Professor/Senior Physician
Telephone: +46852482876
Visiting address: Baxter Novum, Hälsovägen 7, plan 5, 14186 Stockholm
Postal address: H9 Klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik, H9 CLINTEC Med njursjukdomar, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Peter Stenvinkel (PS) is a senior lecturer at Karolinska University Hospital and Professor of Nephrology at Karolinska Institutet (KI). In collaboration with basic research labs, Baxter Novum, geneticists, and epidemiologists.

    PS conducts translational research with focus on risk factors for metabolic, cardiovascular and nutritional complications in chronic kidney disease (CKD). PS also conduct biomimetic studies to learn from solutions developed in nature in collaboration with ecologists, biologists, and veterinarians.

    His research is funded by CIMED, the Swedish Medical Research Council, ALF, Heart and Lung Foundation, Westman Foundation, KI funds and EU Marie Curie Program [ medicine].

    He has published about 625 original publications and reviews and >
  • 35 book chapters on various aspects of inflammation, wasting and metabolism in chronic kidney disease patients.

    His Hirsch index is 93 according to PubMed and 119 according to Google Scholar.

    He has given more than 430 invited lectures at various international meetings and congresses in about 30 different countries.

    Visiting Associate Professor University of California Davis, USA 2000-2001. Visiting Professor Perth Australia Nov 2013

    Supervise(d) >
  • 20 PhD students

    MD Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 1982. Leg Läk 1984.
    Doctorial degree 1994 Karolinska Institutet in Renal Medicine. Supervisor: Anders Alvestrand.

    Academic honours, awards and prizes
    1995 Best Swedish thesis in Diabetology
    1996 Baxter Extramural Grant awardee
    2002-5 Member of the KDOQI working group
    2003-6 Söderbergs Foundation awardee
    2005 Karolina Price awardee
    2002-5 Member of the Baxter Medical Advisory Board
    2001-2004 Member of the KDOQI working group on risks factors for CVD in CKD
    2006-2013 Member of Gambro Advisory Board
    2005 Among the 10 most cited authors at the Karolinska Institute
    2006- Member of the Faculty 1000 Medicine
    2009 Vizenca price awardee
    2010 Addis Gold medal for nutritional research
    2010-13 Editor-in-chief NDT-E
    2010-13 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of ERA-EDTA
    2010 Honorary membership of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
    2012 National Kidney Foundation international awardee in Washington DC, USA
    2012 Honorary membership of the Polish Society of Nephrology
    2014 Ranked by Expertscape as # 3 top world expert in end-stage renal disease
    2016-17 Chairman of the Scientific committee for the ERA-EDTA annual meeting in Madrid 2017
    2017 ERA-EDTA prize for outstanding educational activities in nephrology
    2017 Best Karolinska Huddinge Grand Round presentation
    2018 Awarded a grant from the Nobel committee to arrange a Nobel conference on biomimetics Sept 2019
    2019 Among 20 most cited researchers at Karolinska Institutet
    2020 By Stanford University identified as the world´s 13th most influential Nephrologist
    2021 Chairman Life/2021


  • PS current research areas include (epi)genetics, early vascular ageing, biomimetics, food as medicine and planetary health.


  • 2017 ERA-EDTA prize for outstanding educational activities in nephrology.


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