About me

I am a reconstructive plastic surgeon with a PhD in Cancer Epidemiology, working as Head of the Breast Unit at Södersjukhuset, Stockholm.

My current research is focused on clinical outcomes after surgery for breast cancer, sarcoma, and lower limb trauma, as well as epidemiological studies in the same areas. I supervise PhD students and I teach scientific methodology at Karolinska Institutet. 

Research description

2022 - Independent researcher at the Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset (KI-SöS). Clinical and epidemiological research within the field of breast cancer, sarcoma, and lower limb trauma.

2017 - 2021 Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (MMK). Clinical and epidemiological research within the field of reconstructive plastic surgery, focused on malignant melanoma, pressure ulcer surgery, and gender affirmation surgery.

2013 - 2017 PhD in Epidemiology at the Department of Medicine, Solna (MedS). Epidemiological research focusing on myeloma and precursor state monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). For my PhD studies I received the MD/PhD scholarship (CSTP) at Karolinska Institutet.

Teaching portfolio

As an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) I am the course coordinator and examiner for the course in Medical Scientific Methodology, semester 5, Study Programme in Medicine. I am also the coordinator of a group of students in the Degree Project in Medicine course, semester 8, and an examiner in the same course.

I have several years of experience in teaching, spanning from teaching anatomy and neuroscience to medical students, to clinical teaching in medical science and surgery. I have previously been a teacher in interprofessional learning (IPL) at KI, as well as in anatomy and neuroscience for undergraduate students.

Education

Workshop in Entrustable Professional Activities, Association for Medical Education Europe, Lyon. August 2022

Fellowship in Plastic Surgery, Unit of Plastic Surgery, Edinburgh, Scotland. 2021

Faculty Development in Clinical Assessment, Karolinska University Hospital in collaboration with ACGME. September-December 2020

Virtual Digital Examination for Study Programme in Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. April 2020

Resident in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital. 2015 - 2020

Assessment in Clinical Training, Karolinska University Hospital. September 2019

Doctoral Supervision Course, Karolinska Institutet. May 2019

Teaching in Higher Education, Karolinska Institutet. June 2018

PhD in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet. 2013 - 2017

Master of Science in Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2007 - 2013

Health Care and Business Management for Medical Students, Karolinska Institutet. 2011 - 2012

Academic honours, awards and prizes

San Michele Scholar, Villa San Michele Scholarship Foundation, October 2021

Committee member of Artical of the Year Award, Swedish Medical Journal, 2014 - 2021

Reviewer, misc. scientific journals, 2013 - 2022 (ongoing)

Best lecturer, Elective course in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, 2018, 2019, 2020

Travel grant for high-quality abstract, European Hematology Association's Annual Congress, Milan, June 2014

Travel grant for high-quality abstract, American Society of Hematology's Annual Congress, New Orleans, December 2013

MD/PhD Programme Scholarship, Karolinska Institutet, 2012