I am a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, in particular of reproductive medicine, at the Department of Women´s and Children´s Health, Karolinska Institutet, and senior consultant, in charge of gynecological endocrinology, at the Department of Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
My research is focused on disorders of reproductive function and gonadal development in women. The overall aim is to improve diagnostics, fertility and long-term health in women with strenuous exercise, obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and disorders of sex development (DSD). The research is translational from experimental in vitro studies of endometrial function to randomized controlled trials and population-based epidemiological studies performed in collaboration with national and international research networks. The clinical research is performed at the Women's Health Research Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna and the experimental part at BioClinicum, Karolinska Institutet, Solna.
I am a coordinator of the student-elective course Women, sex hormones and fertility (7.5 hp), the medical programme, Karolinska Institutet. I am also a course coordinator of the specialist training and advanced education in Reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Swedish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SFOG). I have authored more than 25 book chapters about women and sports, polycystic ovary syndrome, amenorrhea, appetite regulation and eating disorders.
MD, Karolinska Institutet 1984
PhD, Department of Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet 1989
Licensed physician, Karolinska Institutet 1993
Associate professor in experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology 1995
Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2000
Senior consultant, in charge of gynecological endocrinology 2002
Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology (reproductive medicine), Karolinska Institutet 2007
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Awarded the King’s Seraphim Medal, 8th size, 2018
Awarded the 2016 Grand Prize in Sport Science
Appointed Gynecologist-in-Attendance to the Royal Family since 2009
Board member of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE)
Board member of the European Menopaus and Andropause Society (EMAS)
Medical advisor to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
The official gynecologist of the Swedish Olympic Teams (SOC)
Member of Faculty Advisory Board, Karolinska Institutet
PhD study director at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet