The International Society for Gender Medicine

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Prof Dr Karin Schenck-Gustafsson

Chair and Founder Centre for Gender Medicine
Department of Medicine, Cardiac Unit

Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital

Thorax N3:05
S-177 77 Stockholm, Sweden



Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, MD, Ph.D, FESC, Dr Hc, Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden


MD 1973, Specialist, Cardiology 1979, Internal Medicine 1980, Ph.D, 1982, Associate Professor 1985, Professor Cardiology, 2006.Present position: From 2002 Director and founder, Centre of Gender Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. Previous positions short: 1986-1991 Head, CCU, 1991-1997 Head, preop ward 1991-1997. Clinical Research Position, Swedish Medical Research Council. Commissions of trust: 1992-2001 Scientific Secretary, Karolinska Etichs Committee, 2002-2003 Steering Committee, AHA, Writing Group for HRT. 2003-2005, 2008 Steering Committee, American Heart Association, Writing Group for Cardiovascular Diseases in Women. 1999-2005 Steering Committee Sage study (Pfizer). 1998-2005 International coordinator, RUTH-study (Lilly). 1996- FESC. 1998-2003 ESC Committee “Women in European Cardiology”. 2004-2006 ESC Committee “Women at Heart”. 2005- chair, Swedish Go Red/Woman in Red Campaign since. 2006-, adv.board, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, cardiovascular guidelines. 2008-adv.board, EuroHeart Health Project, CVD in women. 2008-9 President, International Society of Gender Medicine, now boardmember, Boardmember EMAS 2005-2014. Publications: About 150 original articles, 100 reviews and book chapters, 400 abstracts. Four books as main editor (one is Handbook of Clinical Gender Medicine, Karger 2012. Main supervisor for four PhD theses. On going supervisor for four doctors : 8th Annual Maseri-Florio International Lecture Award, ACC, March 31, 2009, Honorary Doctor, Innsbruck 2014 for the first Centre for Gender Medicine in Europe.

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