Simon Cervenka

Simon Cervenka

Senior Lecturer | Docent
Visiting address: Akademiska Stråket 1, Bioclinicum, J4-14, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 CPF Farde/Halldin, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an associate professor and senior clinical lecturer in psychiatry at KI,
    and consultant in Psychiatry at Psykiatri Nordväst. Since 2018, I am
    leading a multidisciplinary research group focusing on molecular imaging
    and psychosis research.
    Medical degree, Uppsala University, 1999
    Licence to practice medicine, 2002
    PhD, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2008
    Specialist in General Psychiatry, 2009
    Guest Researcher, University of Cambridge, 2015-2016
    Associate Professor in Psychiatry, 2016


  • My research is dedicated to finding new methods of diagnosis and treatment of
    psychotic disorders. The main approach is to use Positron Emission
    Tomography (PET) but extending also to other imaging modalities and
    methods. The research is carried out within Centre for Psychiatry
    Research, in close collaboration with health care partners.


  • I am responsible for the psychiatry course at the MD programme at Karolinska
    Institutet, site Solna.


All other publications


  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2016
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2008

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