Research description

Omid Sadr Azodi graduated from the medical programme at Karolinska Institutet in 2007 and became a licensed physician in 2009. He defended his PhD-thesis in clinical epidemiology in 2008 and has since then pursued research as a postdoctoral researcher alongside his clinical work as a surgeon. He became Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in 2013. 

Research area

The research addresses the etiology and clinical management of diseases in the gastrointestinal tract, including acute pancreatitis and upper gastrointestinal cancer. He is field responsible for the research in bile duct cancer within the unit. His research is conducted using both clinical databases and population-based registries. 


2015-                 General Surgeon

2010-2015         Resident of Surgery

2007-2009         Research-internship, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

2008               PhD in clinical epidemiology, Unit of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Tobacco smoking, high body mass index and the outcome after surgery: the role of intervention, Supervisor: Rino Bellocco; Co-supervisors: Johanna Adami, Andreas Wladis, and Karl Eriksson.2007-2009         Research-internship, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

2001-2007         Medical school at Karolinska Institutet, MD in 2007

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2019- Swedish Society of Surgeon's Grand Research Prize 

2016- UEG Rising Star, European Prize for research in the field of gastroenterology 2014- Bengt Ihre Award, Swedish Society of Surgeons 2010- Award from the Swedish Society of Gastroenterologist