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Angelica Hirschberg

Professor/specialist physician

About me

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. 

Research description

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.

Teaching portfolio

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.

Education

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 

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