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My role at KI: teaching, education and clinically-based research.
I am associated professor in physical and rehabilitation medicine since 2012, affiliated to dept. of Clinical Sciences at Karolinska Institutet, have been involved in teaching at KI since 1993. During last year I am involved in teaching and education in pain medicine as well as in conducting research in physical and rehabilitation medicine for postCOVID-19 condition. I am educated as medical doctor and working as a consultant in pain and physical and rehabilitation medicine at Multidisciplinary Pain clinic St Göran hospital, Stockholm. Beside my clinical work, together with multimodal team I am developing the use of ICF-based assessment and rehabilitation model for patients with chronic pain, including postCOVID-19 condition. ICF= International Classification of Functioning and Disability, a WHO framework to assess functioning, participation, disability and environmental factors.
My research interests: postCOVID-19 condition, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, sleep disorders, digitalisation in physical and rehabilitation medicine. The latest project deals with internet-based multimodal rehabilitation for postCOVID-19 sufferers in Sweden and with postCOVID-19 cohort in Lithuanian population in collaboration with Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) in Kaunas. During the last years I was also involved in research project on internet-based psychodynamic therapy in somatic syndrome disorder (responsible scientist assoc. prof. Robert Johansson).
Preclinical teaching at dept. iof Physiology and Pharmacology, KI, 1992-1999.
Clinical courses in pain, rehabilitation medicine and ICF for medical students at KI 2005-2016.
Professional education in human physiology, KI, 2011.
Professional education in insurance medicine by internet-based course for certified and ST-doctors during 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Professional education in pain and rehabilitation medicine for Swedish ST-doctors 2020-2023.
Tartu University, medicine studies, Tartu, Estonia, 1985-1991.
Karolinska Institutet, PhD-studies, Stockholm, Sweden, 1991-1998.
Karolinska University Hospital and Danderyd University Hospital, specialist in rehabilitation medicine and pain, Stockholm, Sweden, 2001-2013.
EDPM (European Diploma in Pan Medicine), 2019, Bryssels Belgium.
Akademiska priser och utmärkelser
EDPM Deputy Director, EFIC, 2022-
Vice-president of Lithuanian Pain Society 2022-
Academic Editor for Journal of Clinical Medicine, Section Clinical Rehabilitation 2022-