Simon Cervenka

Senior lecturer

About me

I am an associate professor and senior clinical lecturer in psychiatry at KI, and consultant in Psychiatry at Psykiatri Nordväst. Since 2018, I am leading a multidisciplinary research group focusing on molecular imaging and psychosis research.  

Research description

My research is dedicated to finding new methods of diagnosis and treatment of psychotic disorders. The main approach is to use Positron Emission Tomography (PET) but extending also to other imaging modalities and methods. The research is carried out within Centre for Psychiatry Research, in close collaboration with health care partners. 


Teaching portfolio

I am responsible for the psychiatry course at the MD programme at Karolinska Institutet, site Solna. 


Medical degree, Uppsala University, 1999

Licence to practice medicine, 2002

PhD, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2008

Specialist in General Psychiatry, 2009

Guest Researcher, University of Cambridge, 2015-2016

Associate Professor in Psychiatry, 2016