Om mig

Peter Stenvinkel (PS) is a senior lecturer at Karolinska University Hospital and Professor of Nephrology at Karolinska Institutet (KI). In collaboration with basic research labs, Baxter Novum, geneticists, and epidemiologists.

PS conducts translational research with focus on risk factors for metabolic, cardiovascular and nutritional complications in chronic kidney disease (CKD).

His research is funded by the Swedish Medical Research Council, ALF, Heart and Lung Foundation, Westman Foundation, KI funds and EU funds. [ medicine]. 

He has published >600 original publications and reviews and >35 book chapters on various aspects of inflammation, wasting and metabolism in chronic kidney disease patients.

His Hirsch index is 90 according to PubMed and 116 according to Google Scholar.

He has given more than 420 invited lectures at various international meetings and congresses in about 30 different countries.

Visiting Associate Professor University of California Davis, USA 2000-2001. Visiting Professor Perth Australia Nov 2013 

Supervise(d) >20 PhD students


1. Ebert T, Pawelzik S-C, Witasp A, Samsul Arefin S, Hobson S, Kublickiene K, Shiels P, Bäck B, Stenvinkel P. Inflammation and premature ageing in chronic kidney disease. Toxins (Basel). 2020;12(4):227

2. Mafra D, Borges NA, Lindholm B, Shiels PG, Evenepoel P, Stenvinkel P. Food as medicine: targeting the uraemic phenotype in chronic kidney disease. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2021;17(3):153-171.

3. Dai L, Shiels PG, Schurger L, Stenvinkel P. A biomimetic natural sciences approach to understanding the mechanisms of ageing in burden of lifestyle diseases. Clin Sci (Lond). 2021;135(10):1251-1272. 

4. Stenvinkel P, Avesani C, Gordon LJ, Schalling M, Shiels P. Biomimetics Provide Lessons from Nature for Contemporary ways to Improve Human Health. J Clin Transl Sci. 2021 May 17;5(1):e128. 

5. Shiels P, Painer J, Natterson-Horowitz B, Johnson RJ, Miranda JJ, Stenvinkel P. Manipulating the exposome to enable better ageing. Biochem J. 2021 Jul 30;478(14):2889-2898.


PS current research areas include (epi)genetics, early vascular ageing, biomimetics, food as medicine and planetary health

Pedagogiska meriter

2017 ERA-EDTA prize for outstanding educational activities in nephrology


MD Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 1982. Leg Läk 1984

Doctorial degree 1994 Karolinska Institutet in Renal Medicine. Supervisor: Anders Alvestrand

Akademiska priser och utmärkelser

1995 Best Swedish thesis in Diabetology

1996 Baxter Extramural Grant awardee

2002-5 Member of the KDOQI working group

2003-6 Söderbergs Foundation awardee

2005 Karolina Price awardee

2002-5 Member of the Baxter Medical Advisory Board

2001-2004 Member of the KDOQI working group on risks factors for CVD in CKD

2006-2013 Member of Gambro Advisory Board

2005 Among the 10 most cited authors at the Karolinska Institute

2006- Member of the Faculty 1000 Medicine

2009 Vizenca price awardee

2010 Addis Gold medal for nutritional research

2010-13 Editor-in-chief NDT-E

2010-13 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of ERA-EDTA

2010 Honorary membership of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

2012 National Kidney Foundation international awardee in Washington DC, USA

2012 Honorary membership of the Polish Society of Nephrology

2014 Ranked by Expertscape as # 3 top world expert in end-stage renal disease

2016-17 Chairman of the Scientific committee for the ERA-EDTA annual meeting in Madrid 2017

2017 ERA-EDTA prize for outstanding educational activities in nephrology


2017 Best Karolinska Huddinge Grand Round presentation

2018 Awarded a grant from the Nobel committee to arrange a Nobel conference on biomimetics Sept 2019

2019 Among 20 most cited researchers at Karolinska Institutet

2020 By Stanford University identified as the world´s 13th most influential Nephrologist

2021 Chairman Life/2021