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Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, FRCA

Chair Emeritus of the Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine

Professor Karolinska Insitutet, 1990-2012
Professor emeritus Karolinska Institutet 2012 – continues
Director Research and Education Karolinska University Hospital, 2001 – 2012, Stockholm, Sweden
Director of Research Development Hamad Medical Corporation/Qatar University, Qatar from March 1, 2012 – continues

Read Dr. Lindahl’s Presentation Speech for the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine HERE.

Bio

Prof. Lindahl graduated from the Medical School at the University of Lund, Sweden 1972, and became a Board certified Pediatrician and Anesthesiologist/intensivist 1981. He completed his PhD thesis at the University of Lund 1977.

From 1986 to 1988, Dr. Lindahl was a Consultant Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota USA. He returned to in Lund as Pediatric anesthesiologist/intensivist 1989. Appointed Professor in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, Sweden 1990 and from 1990 to 2001 also clinical chair Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Karolinska Hospital.
From 1993 to 2000 in addition, academic chair, Department of Surgical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet.

Dr. Lindahl was a member of the Nobel Assembly for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1996-2012. Vice chair, 1999-2000 and chair 2001-2002 of the Nobel Committee. During 2008 vice chair and 2009 chair of the Nobel Assembly.

He is currently professor emeritus at Karolinska Institutet, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology with active research in the field of oxygen biology. Started a leadership position at the University Hospital – Hamad Medical Corporation – in Qatar March 1, 2012 with the role of developing a modern Academic Health Care System and to develop current medical research activities in Qatar.

Recent NPC Sessions: