Samuel Arthur Rhedin

Postdoctoral studies

About me

Current position

  • Postdoc, Department for Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet
  • Resident in pediatrics, Sachs' Children and Youth Hospital, Stockholm


Other commitments


Doctoral students



  • KI/Region Stockholm - clinical postdoctorial appointment
  • Åke Wiberg foundation
  • Frimurarna barnahuset, Stockholm
  • Samariten foundation
  • Sällskapet barnavård

Research description

I did my doctoral thesis on severe viral respiratory tract infections in children. My current research is focused on pediatric infectious diseases with a particular interest in respiratory infections and I am involved in both clinical and register-based studies:

  • Appeasing the wheezing - assessing risk factors for severe respiratory infections and asthma in children
  • Trial of Respiratory infections for ENhanced Diagnostics (TREND) - clinical study at Sachs' Children and Youth Hospital with the aim to improve diagnostics and management of pediatric pneumonia

I am also part of the following international consortia:

  • EPISODES/REPEM network - Assessing pediatric emergency visits in Europe in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • RSV GOLD - Aiming at identifying risk factors for fatal RSV infection in children
  • ESGMAC - Studying the epidemiology of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in Europe

Teaching portfolio

Teaching assignments 

At Karolinska Institutet

  • Teaching assistant, international medical students, clinical rotations in pediatrics, Sachs' Children and Youth Hospital, Stockholm
  • Lecturer, course in pediatrics, medical program
  • Mentor medical students, professional development (2016-2021)
  • Supervisor degree project in medicine (Araz Haddadi 2020, Beatrice Kvist 2019)
  • Co-supervisors degree project in medicine (in total 5 students 2012-2020) 


Outside Karolinska Institutet 

  • Lecturer/co-organizer, SK-course in pediatric infectious diseases for pediatric residents, Malmö


  • 2014 - Medical degree, Karolinska Institutet
  • 2017 - PhD, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • 2022 - Nominee Young Investigator Award, European Academy of Paediatrics
  • 2020 - Diploma for excellent supervision, degree project in medicine, Karolinska Institutet
  • 2018 - Acknowledgement at Rolf Zetterströms price for best pediatric doctoral thesis
  • 2017 - Swedish pediatric society’s price for most cited pediatric article
  • 2016 - Swedish pediatric society’s price for most cited pediatric article
  • 2012 - Laureate Carl Tullus minnesfond