Riitta Möller

Riitta Möller

Senior Lecturer/Senior Physician | Docent
Telephone: +46852486759
Visiting address: ,
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB II Möller, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Current positions
    2010- Associate professor in otolaryngology and Senior lecturer in medical education with an emphasis on scientific education (70%) at the Dept
    of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB)
    2010- Senior consultant (30%), Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, theme Acute and Reparative medicine, Unit of Otolaryngology and Head
    and Neck Surgery.
    2019- Departmental Director of Education at MEB, KI
    2023- Teacher representative on Board of Education (with the responsibility of all 1st and 2nd cycle programs at KI), KI
    2023- KI representative at KI and Region Stockholm Health Care Area’s joint Council for health professions education
    2023- Academic advisor for quality evaluations of all 1st and 2nd cycle programs at KI

    Prior positions
    2013-2018 Program director, Medical program, KI
    2010-2013 Course Director for the degree project course, Medical program, KI
    2019-2022 Chair of the Scientific Development Committee, Medical program, KI
    2009-2010 Course Director for University pedagogy course, Center of Clinical Education (30%)
    2009-2010 Teacher at Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Training (CAMST) (10%)
    2007-2008 Acting Senior lecturer and Course Director for Otolaryngology, Medical program, KI
    1998- 2010 Senior Consultant, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Karolinska Hospital Huddinge

    Other leadership positions
    2007-2014 Member of Expert Counsel in Otolaryngology, Stockholm City County Council
    2010-2013 Chair Coordinators committee, Degree project course in medicine, KI
    2005-2006 Expert physician in phoniatrics for Stockholm City County Council
    2004-2006 Vice-chair Chair, Swedish Phoniatric Association
    2001-2004 Chair, Swedish Phoniatric Association

    2023 Expert assessor of the quality of all medical programs in Norway, Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen (NOKUT), Norway
    2020 Chair and expert assessor for the national evaluation of the new 6-year medical programs in Sweden, the Swedish Higher Education
    Authority (UKÄ)
    2019 Expert to facilitate implementation of Joint Commission International accreditation standards to hospitals, Helsinki University Hospital,
    2019 Expert assessor of the quality evaluation of research education in medicine and pharmacy, Uppsala University, Sweden
    2017 Vice Chair and expert assessor of the first national quality evaluation of the medical programs in Finland, Finnish Higher Education
    Evaluation Committee (HEEC)/ Finnish Education Evaluation Center (FINEEC) ( https://karvi.fi/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/KARVI_1418.pdf)
    2017 Assessor of the quality plan for the medical program, Umeå University, Sweden
    2017 Member of reference group/working committee for qualification descriptors for the new 6-year degree of Master of Science in Medicine,
    Ministry of Education, the Government of Sweden
    2015 Expert assessor for follow-up and new evaluation of the medical programs that failed in 2013 evaluation, the Swedish Higher Education
    Authority (UKÄ)
    2014 Member of the reference group of quality evaluation system of higher education in Sweden, the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ).
    2013 Expert assessor of the national evaluation of the medical programs, the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ).
    2013-2016 KI representative in Expert Group for staff recruitment, Karolinska University Hospital
    2012 Teacher representative on Board of Education, KI
    2008 Mäster, Medical Students’ Association's award 2008


  • Medical education, laryngology and voice disorders.


    2019- Course Director for Medical research methods course, medical program, KI
    2010-2013 Course Director for medical students’ research project course, KI
    2009-2010 Course Director for University pedagogy course, Center of Clinical Education (CKU) (30%)
    2009-2010 Teacher at Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Training (CAMST) (10%)
    2006-2008 Course Director for courses in Otolaryngology, medical and dentistry programs, KI
    2006-2008 Course Director for course Oncology in Otolaryngology, dentistry program, KI
    2007 Course Director for a student selective “Acute airway problems”, medical program, KI
    2005-2006 Course Director and clinical supervisor for undergraduate courses in Otolaryngology, medical and speech pathology programs, Umeå University, Sweden
    2006-2017 Course director for Phoniatrics, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
    2006-2007 Interviewer, Alternative Admission (with interviews) to medical program, KI
    2007-2008 Member of theme 5 (Neurology, Psychiatry, Senses) committee, with responsibility for integration
    2007-2008 Member of the Primary care committee
    1996-2008 Teaching health care professionals: totally 50 hours at Karolinska University Hospital and 130 hours at other hospitals in Stockholm area as well as at national meetings. The main areas have been voice disorders, dysphagia, neurolaryngology, gastro-esophageal reflux and stroboscopy. The participants have been otolaryngologists, neurologists, nurses, nutritionists, dentists and speech pathologists.
    1998- Regular supervision of residents in otolaryngology and phoniatrics and interns

    Education has become my passion wherefore I have dedicated my time to development of courses, teaching methods, integrating assignments and examination forms.

    2019 (2 months) Visiting lecturer Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
    2016 (2 months) Visiting Associate Professor, Medical school at Monash University, Australia
    2013-2018 Member of the International Medical Educators eXchange (IMEX) Board
    2011-2013 Coordinator for International Medical Educators eXchange (IMEX) program at KI
    2008-2011 International Medical Educators eXchange (IMEX) program.
    Other study visits to Medical schools for educational purposes:
    University of Leiden (2012), University of Edinburgh (2013), University of Leeds (2014), St George's, University of London (2014), Rockefeller and Cornell University (2017), New York - University of New York City (2018), New York - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA (2018).

    2020- Fellow of AMEE
    2018- Member of AMEE
    2016- Member of Pedagogical Academy, KI
    1993- Swedish Association of Otolaryngology and Phoniatric Association, Finnish Medical Association and Swedish Society of Medicine


All other publications


  • Karolinska Institutet, 2014-
  • Senior Lecturer/Senior Physician, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2010-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2007
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 2000

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