Kerstin Brismar, MD, PhD

Kerstin Brismar is a Professor and senior consultant (överläkare) in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute and Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Karolinska University Hospital. She has achieved several awards for her scientific work. She has supervised 25 PhD students who have completed their doctoral thesis. Most of them have been related to diabetes, diabetes complications and diagnostic methods to identify risk to get diabetes or diabetes complications. She has also supervised two students for master thesis  in biomedicine. For the last 10 years she has had research grants from the Family Erling-Persson Foundation, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Swedish Diabetes Association, Swedish Research Council, JDRF, EU grants and other foundations. Dr Brismar has been the chief physician of the Diabetic Foot Clinic for more than 15 years and chief physician of the Diabetes Unit for 10 years, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology.