Associated Professor in rehabilitation Medicine

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My role at KI: teaching, education and clinically-based research.

Om mig

I am associated professor in physical and rehabilitation medicine since 2012, affiliated to dept. of Clinical Sciences at Karolinska Institutet (KI), have been involved in teaching and research at KI since 1991. 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, Capio St Göran hospital, Stockholm. Beside my clinical work, together with multimodal team I am developing the use of ICF-based assessments and rehabilitation models 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). 


Pedagogiska meriter

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-