Jan Östergren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1950. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1976 and 1984, respectively. Since the 1st of October 2011, he is a Professor of medicine at the Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, at the Karolinska Institute. After being qualified from the Karolinska Institute, he trained in internal medicine and cardiology in various university hospitals in Stockholm. He was a Junior Lecturer at the Department of Medicine, Danderyd University Hospital, from 1980 to 1987 and a Consultant at the Cardiology Department of the Söder Hospital, Stockholm, from 1988 to 1993. From 1993 to 2011, he was a Senior Lecturer and a Consultant at the Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, and an Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institute. He was a Medical Advisor to AstraZeneca as nonemployee (part time) in from 1999 to 2004. Östergren is a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology with a special interest in vascular medicine and is a former Chairman of the Swedish Society for Medical Angiology. His major fields of scientific interest are peripheral vascular disease, microcirculation, hypertension, and heart failure. He has authored or coauthored more than 110 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than 65 editorials, reviews, or book chapters. Moreover, he was a Member of the Steering Committee of the HOPE study, the ASCOT study, the ACCOMPLISH study, the CHARISMA study, and the CHARM program. He was also the Secretary of the Executive and Publication Committee of the CHARM program. He is currently on the Steering Committees of the ATMOSPHERE trial and serves as a Chief Editor for the Journal of the Swedish Medical Association. He has been also the First Court Physician to the Swedish Royal Court since 2005.
Biography Updated on 14 November 2011