Chair Emeritus of the Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine
Professor Emeritus Karolinska Institutet
Director of Research Development, Hamad Medical Corporation/Qatar University, Qatar
Director Research and Education, Karolinska University Hospital,
2001 – 2012
Professor, Karolinska Insitutet,
Read Dr. Lindahl’s Presentation Speech for the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine HERE.
Professor Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, FRCA 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 Sessions at Neurovations Events
Napa Pain Conference
- 2019 How Medicine & Patient Care Evolve
- 2018 The Needs of Patients & Health Care Providers
- 2017 Aligning Global Health Care
- 2016 How Research and Innovation Drive Humanity
- 2015 Global Innovation
Targeted Drug Delivery for Pain and Neurologic Disease
- 2013 Innovation: A Global Perspective
The Lindahl Lecture
The Lindahl Lecture was founded in 2013 in honor of Dr. Sten Lindahl, Chair Emeritus of the Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine, Professor Emeritus at Karolinska Institutet, and the kindest, most amazing man you’ll ever meet.
The Napa Pain Conference Lindahl Lecture honors scientific pioneers modeling the traits of curiosity, vision and good humor.
In keeping with our mission, admission to the Lindahl Lectures are free to all students and researchers with interests in the sciences, innovation and clinical advancement.