Shahram Bahmanyar

Shahram Bahmanyar

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Eugeniahemmet, T2, Astrid Cleves gata 30 A, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Centr för läkemedelsepidemiologi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • In 1996 I received my medical degree in medicine in Tabriz, Iran. After my
    graduation I started to work in the field of public health where I among
    other tasks was responsible for visiting patients and leading an expert group
    for implementing vaccination-programs and assisting the pregnant women and
    elderly that were in need of an increased care.
    After spending seven years working in this field, I eagerly wanted pursue my
    higher education. Hence, I started a full-time PhD project at the Department
    of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institute year 2003.
    My PhD project was within the field of cancer epidemiology investigating
    etiological aspects of gastroesophageal cancers.
    After finishing my PhD studies, I continued as a postdoctoral researcher at
    the Clinical Epidemiology Unit (KEP), the Department of Medicine, Solna. Ever
    since I continued my work within the field of pharmacoepidemiology and cancer
    At the moment I am working as senior researcher and team leader for the
    research area “Cancer and drugs” at the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology
    (CPE), where I am responsible for various projects concerning cancer
    treatments and those with cancer as the possible side effect of drugs. I am
    involved in several ongoing international collaborative projects, mostly with
    Nordic countries. I have also active projects in Iran. Currently we are
    investigating risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes in northern Iran.
    I really enjoy working as researcher. I believe that, although it is a small
    piece of the puzzle, answering unresolved questions about risk factors
    concerning different diseases and possible side effects of drugs is helpful
    for both patients and clinicians. I prefer to spend my free time with my


  • My research interests are in analytical pharmacoepidemiology mainly cancer
    pharmacoepidemiology and etiology of some immune-mediated diseases such as
    multiple sclerosis using methods including examination of associations with
    comorbidity, including with cancer and pharmacological treatments. I am
    trained as cancer epidemiologist and have been involved in
    pharmacoepidemiological projects since 2007.
    I have been involved in several national and international
    pharmacoepidemiological research projects using health registries and
    clinical databases. My ongoing projects in the field of
    pharmacoepidemiological concern possible risk of cancer associated with some
    pharmacological treatments of diabetes, possible adverse effects of newly
    approved drugs for lung cancer and chronic Idiopathic thrombocytopenic


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, karolinska institutet, 2011
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2007

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