Peter Thelin Schmidt
Affiliated to teaching/tutoring
Adjunct Professor of Gastroenterology at the Department of Medicine, Solna as of 1 July 2021. Primary position: Consultant and head of research at Ersta Hospital
Peter Thelin Schmidt researches inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease (pockets that form in the gut) as well as colonoscopic methods. His research is based on the extensive clinical work being done in these fields at Ersta Hospital.
Thelin Schmidt is involved in treatment studies exploring how new potent drugs should be used and which patients can be expected to respond to which treatment. Another line of research concerns the increased risk of colorectal cancer with IBD, where his group has helped to improve the diagnosis of early cancer and cancer precursors in these patients. Thelin Schmidt is also engaged in a collaboration with research groups in Sweden and Norway to investigate how AI can be used during a colonoscopy to detect pathological lesions, and in another with preclinical research groups studying the bio- logical mechanisms that give rise to and drive IBD.