Elham Rostami

Research fellow, clin.

About me

I’m a neurosurgeon and associate professor in neurosurgery since 2017. My main research area is traumatic brain injury (TBI). I’m member of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) section of trauma neurosurgery and chair of the young committee since 2017.

Research description

Our team is aiming to understand the underlying pathology in different types of TBI as well as improve prediction of outcome. We use multimodal monitoring including microdialysis in the management of TBI patients and use data generated from these monitoring to identify important predictors of outcome. Our preclinical studies include different experimental TBI models, patient-specific iPSC and genetic analysis. My main goal is to identify important prognostic markers and understand why some people recover better than others and what role our genetic background plays. 


MD, 2008, Karolinska Institutet 

Internship (AT) 2010, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna

PhD, 2012, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with NIH and USHUS in Bethesda, USA.

The European Board Examination in Neurosurgery (EANS) 2015

Board certified specialist in neurosurgery 2018

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Awarded the M.D. Ph.D Scholarship by the Board for Postgraduate Education’s Faculty Funds, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm in 2007. The grant is equivalent of financing of a PhD student for four years.

Awarded the research-residency (Forskar-ST) in 2012 supported by the Uppsala County Council, equivalent of five years of part-time financing.

Swedish medical society (SLS) project grant 2018

Guest-researcher at NLG, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA 2015

Swedish medical society (SLS) grant 2015

Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF) grant 2010

Swedish medical society (SLS) grant 2010

McKinsey Distinguished Student Award, McKinsey & Company 2007

Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 2006

Summer-intern at National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA 2004