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Désirée Gavhed

Senior research specialist

I share my time between administration of the Division of Pediatric Oncology and Surgery (75%) and studies of CNS-LCH (pathology, treatment and late effects) in the Histiocytosis Research Group (25%).

About me

Activity areas

CNS in Langerhans cell histiocytosis  (research), Administrator of the Division of Pediatric Oncology and Surgery (Childhood Cancer Research Unit and Pediatric Surgery unit); Rare Diseases (policy and research);
Member of ICORD (International Conferences of Rare Diseases and Orphan drugs) and NOPHO (Nordic Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology).

Research description

Neurology and Inflammation in CNS-LCH (Langerhans cell histiocytosis)

Teaching portfolio

Administrator of Specialist Medical courses in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and PhD Research Course in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.
Co-supervisor of PhD students at KI and Umeå University.
Supervised students at the Medical Programme at KI, Master students in Biomedicine and Occupational Hygiene, and teached in Applied Physiology at University Programmes of Sports Exercise and Occupational Hygiene.


Biology with specialization in Biomedicine and Physiology, Stockholm University; PhD in Medicine (Physiology) at KI