Johan Hartman

Johan Hartman

Professor/senior physician

About me

Professor (full) and research group leader at Karolinska Institutet;

Senior consultant and head of breast pathology at the dept of pathology and cancerdiagnostics, Karolinska University Hospital. 

Scientific director for the Swedish Society for Pathology and former head of the expert group in breast pathology (KVAST).

Co-founder of Stratipath, a KI-spinoff;

Research description

The main research focus of Dr Hartmans lab is breast cancer therapy prediction for individualised cancer therapy. This includes digital image analysis in histopathology and computer-aided diagnosis, cancer genomics/transcriptomics and patient derived tumor cell cultures (organotypic cultures). The team is also providing core center pathology service to several clincal trials.

Teaching portfolio

Past main-supervisor for five PhD-students, ongoing main-supervisor for three PhD-students. 

Lecturer at Karolinska Institutet (annual courses for medical students, biomedicine students and PhD-students)


2008                     PhD, molecular biology (Prof Jan-Åke Gustafsson research group)

2008                     University medical degree (MD), Karolinska Institutet

2001                     BSc in molecular biology and biochemistry, Stockholm University

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Karolinska Instiutet Innovation prize 2023

Athenapriset 2022 

Sophiastipendiet 2020

Clinical Investigator award 2016, Cancerfonden

Alvarengas award 2013, Swedish Society of Medicine.

Asklepios award 2009, Swedish Society of Medicine 

The Anders Wall award, 2006

The McKinsey Award 2007 at Karolinska Institutet