Magnus Bäcklund, MD PhD MBA

Magnus Bäcklund

Affiliated to research

About me

Medical doctor, Oncology specialist, PhD in Experimental Pathology on Brain tumors. Clinical Trial Physician. Executive MBA. Entrepreneur. Senior consultant in Oncology.

Research description

Breast cancer prevention. Primary brain tumors, Brain metastases, Skin cancer prevention, Epidemiology, Health Economics, Lead times in cancer diagnostics, Clinical Trials.

Teaching portfolio

Starting 1998 with group seminars/case based teaching of Medical students on the Oncology course, semester 11 at Karolinska Institutet. 2001-2006 independent teaching and teaching administration on 30-50% of a full-time. Teaching Medical students, Biomedicine students, PhD students. Also lecturing about cancer on the Nursing programme as well as on post-graduate educations for nurses, Health science students, Pharma Industry, Radiophysics students at KI/Stockholm University, etc. Since 2016 teaching SAmerican students for DIS (Third-year students from 200 different American universities). In total >1000 contact hours (i.e. excluding preparation time, development work, correcting exams, etc) at KI since 1998.


1987-1993: Medical education, Karolinska Institutet 1995: Licensed clinical doctor (Lindesbergs lasarett/Karolinska Institutet) 2002: Specialist in General Oncology (Radiumhemmet, Karolinska University Hospital 1998-2005 (part time): PhD training, Febr 11th, 2005: Dissertation in Experimental Pathology of the thesis "The Epidemiology, Biology and Genetics of Human Astrocytic Tumours", Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet. Main supervisor Peter Collins, co-supervisor Dan Grandér. 2009-2010 (part time): Executive MBA (EMBA) at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE; Handelshögskolan). 2013-2014 (part time): Patient safety at Royal Institute of Technology/Karolinska Institutet.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Pedagogic prize, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, 2002.