About me

  • Professor and Head of Division/group leader of Functional Imaging and Technology at the Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology.
  • Scientific director of the KI core facility Stockholm Medical Image Lab & Education (SMILE).
  • Chair of the steering group for the joint degree PhD program in Medical technology at Karolinska Institutet (KI) and KTH, the Royal Institute of technology.
  • Coordinator of the Flemingsberg medical imaging facilities (FMIF) at KI, KTH and Karolinska University Hospital

My background

MD 1983 (leg.1985), board certified specialist in clinical physiology (1990), nuclear medicine (1997) and university hospital consultant since 1994. Head and chairman of dept. of clinical physiology & nuclear medicine, Linköping Heart Center/University hospital 2002-2009. PhD-studies twinned to biomedical engineering (Dr.Med.Sci.1993, dissertation: Aortic valvular flow). Postdoc CNR Pisa 1997, research fellow of the Swedish Medical Research Council 1997-2002 and Docent since 1999. Adjunct assoc. professor 2004-2009 (clinical physiology and biomedical engineering) and adjunct professor of biomedical engineering, physiological measurements 2009-2010, all at Linköping university. Since 2010 professor of medical technology at Karolinska Institutet (Dept. of clinical science, intervention and technology), associated to the Royal Institute of Technology (School of engineering sciences in chemistry, biotechnology and health: technology and health), combined with a position as consultant in clinical physiology and nuclear medicine at Karolinska University hospital.

Research description

Functional Imaging and Technology

Read more about our research at the Division of Functional Imaging and Technology home page.



Teaching interest

More than 20 years experience from problem based learning (PBL) at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Linköping, including tutoring base-groups, lecturing, computerized clinical cases, question times, examinations, in-depth and PhD studies for medical and health care students within physiology, clinical physiology or cardiology with focus on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Editor of the first educational program for board certification as educational secretary for the Swedish Society of Clinical Physiology in the Swedish Society of Medicine which I later on chaired. Lately engaged in lecturing and issuing of licencies to practice medtech and image storage equipment, both at KI and KTH. At KTH lecturing, examinations and tutoring MSc students focus on areas of medical imaging and human physiology.

Additional clinical and multidiciplinary research courses focus on cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, echocardiography and functional imaging.