Ronny Wickström

Ronny Wickström

Affiliated to Research | Adjunct Professor | Docent
Visiting address: ALB Q2:07, 17176 STOCKHOLM
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Neuropediatrik Wickström, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Adjunct professor of Neuropaediatrics at the Department of Women’s and
    Children’s Health as of 1 March 2022.
    Primary position: Senior Consultant at Karolinska University Hospital.


  • Ronny Wickström is a paediatric neurologist and conducts clinical research
    on inflammation of the child brain in order to understand the part
    inflammation plays in diseases and conditions such as viral infections,
    autoimmunity, demyelinating diseases, epilepsy and post-traumatic injury. The
    aim is to pave the way for improved treatments that will give rise to fewer
    and milder brain injuries.
    One line of Wickström’s research involves the role of inflammation in
    prolonged epileptic seizures that are difficult to control and harmful to the
    brain. Amongst other responsibilities, he leads the Swedish arm of an
    international project to establish a biobank for these cases. He is also
    involved in clinical drug studies, including phase III studies on new drugs
    for demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis, MS, and neuromyelitis
    optica, NMO.
    Ronny Wickström helped to set up the recently opened Epilepsy Centre
    Karolinska, which gathers preclinical and clinical epilepsy research at KI
    and Karolinska University Hospital, and ties this research to epilepsy care.


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  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2026
  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2013
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2002
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 1998

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