Ylva Vladic Stjernholm

Ylva Vladic Stjernholm

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Norrbacka S3:03, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 NOGRH Holzmann, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Academic Overwiew
    Doctor of Philosophy Faculty of Medicine Karolinska Institutet 1998
    I defended my doctoral thesis `Endocrine and Neuronal Interactions in Human Cervical Ripening´ at the Department of Women`s and Children´s Health Karolinska Institutet in 1998.
    Supervisor was professor Gunvor Ekman Ordeberg, Department of Womens´s and Children´s Health
    Co-supervisor associate professor Lena Sahlin, Reproductive Endocrinol Unit
    Co-supervisor associate professor Olle Johansson, Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, KI.
    Dissertation opponent professor Robert Garfield, Galveston University, Texas, US
    Associate professor in Obststrics and Gynecology Karolinska Institutet 2010

    Clinical Overwiew
    Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology Karolinska University Hospital 1991
    Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001
    Medical Director Postnatal Care Unit and planned obstetric surgery 2001 - 07
    Medical Director Delivery Unit 2007 - 13
    Medical Director Postnatal Care Unit and planned obstetric surgery 2013 - 23
    Nobel Peace Prize 1985 as member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
    The Karolinska University Hospital Award 2002 as part of an interprofessional team presenting new guidelines in Obstetrics
    Nobel Peace Prize 2017 as member of International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
    The Region Stockholm Award for work against Antisemitism and Racism 2019 as a member of the Action Group against antisemitism and racism at the Karolinska University Hospital
    The Stockholm Region Award for Continuous Work in Service of Society 2021.

    Educational Overview
    Natural Sciences, Nordanå High School, Skellefteå
    Medical Doctor Degree Uppsala University 1983
    Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1990
    Biblical Hebrew Advanced Programme, Israel Institute of Biblical Studies, Yerusalem, Israel 2020 -


  • Reproductive Endocrinology
    - Steroid receptors and prostaglandin in human pregnancy and parturition
    - Cesarean section
    - Continuous support and the impact of stress in human parturition-
    - Labor Induction
    High Risk Obstetrics
    - Progesterone treatment and cervical cerclage for the prevention of preterm birth
    - Multidisciplinary care (MDK) planning for women with pathologic placenta spectrum disorders (PAS)


  • Medical Programme KI
    - Lecturer and clinical teacher in Clinical Obstetrics.
    - Tutor for Medical Degree Projects 30 hp KI term 7 2014 -
    National SFOG-course in Perinatology for residents and specialists in Obstetrics and Neonatology 2015 -
    - Course Director and lecturer
    International and national conferences in Reproductive Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine (Perinatology)
    - Lecturer and invited speaker 2005 -


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2010
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 1998

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