David Bergqvist was born in 1941. He studied medicine in Uppsala, Sweden and his PhD thesis examined hemostatic plug formation and stability in the rabbit mesenteric microcirculation. Professor Bergqvist completed his surgical training at the county hospital in Skövde, Sweden and became Associate Professor of surgery at the University of Lund, Sweden in 1979. Since 1993, he has been Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Uppsala, Sweden and Head of Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden. Professor Bergqvist has authored around more than 700 original articles, several reviews and book chapters and three text books. His main areas in research deal with prophylaxis of post-operative venous thromboembolism, epidemiological and pathogenetic aspects on aortic aneurismal disease and formation of pseudointimal lesions with arterial reconstructive surgery and balloon trauma. He is an honorary member of the Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons Division of Vascular Surgery, Hellenic Angiolgical Society, American Venous Forum, the Vascular Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, European Society for Vascular Surgery and the Swedish Society for Vascular Surgery.
Biography Updated on 9 December 2012