Kristina Fahnehjelm

Adjunct professor

About me

My name is Kristina Teär Fahnehjelm and I am a paediatric ophthalmologist at St Erik Eye Hospital in Stockholm. I am also Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. 

Research description

Main research areas are children with ocular malformations mainly optic disc hypoplasia and optic disc coloboma and microphthalmia/anophthalmia. Also children with inheredited metabolic disorders.


1985 Graduation Medical School Karolinska Institutet (KI) Stockholm 1985-1987 Internship (AT) Bollnäs/Södertälje/Salem 1987 Legitimerad läkare 1987-1993 Residency in Ophthalmology 1993 Specialist in Ophthalmology including specialist examination. 2003 PhD. Thesis “Posterior ocular malformations in children. Teratological aspects” KI. 2009 Appointed Associate Professor KI, Department of Clinical Neuroscience. 2011-2013 European Leadership Development Programme 2015 Adjunct Professor Gothenburg University 2018 Adjunt Lecturer KI 2020 Adjunct Lecturer KI

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Marianne Bernadottes Price Pediatric Ophthalmology 2020