Affiliated to research
Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1992. PhD 1999 “Risk Estimation and Prediction of Preeclampsia, IUGR, and Thrombosis in Pregnancy”. Associate professor 2003, Lund University, Since 2009 working at Clintec, karolinska Institute, Huddinge at the Obstetrics and Gynecology department as a Senior Consultant and as Director of Medical studies at the department.
Research interests Prevention of pregnancy and childbirth complications. Main interest is pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia, growth restriction, thromboembolism, post term pregnancy and shoulder dystocia/ brachial plexus palsy. Through the identification and evaluation of risk factors, strategies for the avoidance of complications are assessed. There is an ongoing work with improvement of the thromboprophylaxis National guidelines. We have recently assessed surveillance in post term period resulting in changed clinical practice in the Stockholm area. Major efforts are made to implement the results at the clinic, both locally and nationally. Ongoing projects We have built a shoulder dystocia simulator where the rotational power might be measured and we are introducing a new alternative method with increased rotational force. We are continuing working with coagulation factor V Leiden. In addition, we are assessing a new way of diagnosing pulmonary embolism. We are in the process of finalizing a prospective Nordic collaboration of “near miss events” We are continuing with research regaring sun-exposure and we are scrutinizing the increased mortality rate among avoiders of sun exposure. We are assessing the risk of bacterial infections with sun-exposure habits, if UV sensitive individuals have an advantage in terms of longelivety in Sweden Methods range from large prospective epidemiological cohort studies, population-based case-control studies, laboratory studies, and DNA association studies. Teaching interest Since 2009 director of studies and responsible of teaching medical students. I am responsible for pregnancy risk estimation and thromboprophylaxis algorithms in Sweden. With this I do a lot of education at different levels. I´m a regular lecturer on thromboembolism, intrauterine growth restriction, evolutionary selection mechanisms, training in pregnancy, sun exposure habits/vitamin D, and women’s health.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Scientific Secretary SFOG (Swedish Societty Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2009-2010)
Board of Hem-ARG (reference and working group for Hemostatic questions) 2005-2009
Best oral presentation, Riksstämman, Stockholm 1999