Svetlana Lajic

Svetlana Lajic

Adjunct Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852482868
Visiting address: Barnendokrin- och metabolmottagningen, Karolinska vägen 37A (QB83), 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Barnendokrinologi Lajic, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • * Adjunct Professor of pediatric endocrinology and inherited metabolic
    diseases, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Women's and
    Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    * Senior Consultant, Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases,
    Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    * European Pediatric Chair, main thematic group adrenal, Endo ERN
    * Treasurer, Swedish Pediatric Association


  • We are investigating cognitive functioning and brain development in children
    and adults with rare endocrine diseases (CAH, Addisons), and other inborn
    errors of metabolism (IEM) included in the neonatal screening program. We
    investigate which factors affect cognitive and brain development, so that we
    can improve treatment and maintain brain health as much as possible. The
    project also aims to describe somatic health outcomes, quality of life and
    natural progression of disease in children and adults with IEM in Sweden
    prior to and after the introduction of the expanded neonatal screening
    program for IEM. Ultimately the aim is to offer better help to patients in
    the future if more targeted and timely interventions can be developed based
    on increased understanding of their problems.
    We also have a long-running project on prenatal treatment with dexamethasone
    in CAH, in which we follow patients from foetal stage to adulthood and assess
    metabolic, cognitive, neural and epigenetic long-term effects.


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  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2009
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 1994

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