Anders Thorell was appointed Professor of Surgery at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital (KI DS) on 1 December 2021.
He received his MD licence in 1991 and obtained his PhD at the same university in 1993. From 1998 to 1999 he was a visiting postdoc researcher at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University, USA. He was made docent at KI in 1999.
Anders Thorell became a specialist in surgery in 1995. From 1995 to 1998 he was a specialist at Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, and from 1998 to 1999 consultant at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge. In 1999 he was made consultant at Ersta Hospital with a 25 per cent research position. He was an adjunct professor at KI between 2013 and 2021.
Anders Thorell’s research evaluates techniques of gastrointestinal surgery, leading to new clinical recommendations. He also studies mechanisms behind the effects of weight-loss surgery.