Associate professor, MD, PhD Ylva Vladic Stjernholm

Ylva Vladic Stjernholm

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Om mig

I´m serving as a senior consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Karolinska University Hospital since 2001.

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1991 - 2001.

Former Medical Director for the Delivery Unit.

Present Medical Director for the Postnatal Care Unit and planned obstetric surgery.

I defended my doctoral thesis `Endocrine and Neuronal Interactions in Human Cervical Ripening´ at the Department of Women`s and Children´s Health Karolinska Institutet in 1998.

Supervisor was professor Gunvor Ekman Ordeberg, Department of Womens´s and Children´s Health, and co-supervisors were associate professor Lena Sahlin, Reproductive Endocrinol Unit, and associate professor Olle Johansson, Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, KI.

Dissertation opponent was professor Robert Garfield, Galveston University, Texas, US.







Our research in high risk obstetrics include progesterone treatment and cerclage for the prevention of preterm birth and evaluation of outcomes after extreme preterm birth on the edge of viability. Our research team investigate the impact of continuous support and psychosocial stress on obstetric labor outcome and we evaluate the indications for and outcomes after induced labor and cesarean section. 

Since the Karolinska University Hospital is a tertiary center for high risk obstetrics including advanced placenta spectrum disorders (PAS), we strive to develop the multidisciplinary care for these women in collaboration with specialists in fetal-medicine ultrasound, gynecologic tumor surgery, interventional radiography, anesthesiology and neonatology.

Pedagogiska meriter

Lecturer and clinical teacher in Obstetrics.

Lecturer in Gynecologic Endocrinology and Maternal Fetal Medicine (Perinatology).

Tutor for Medical Degree Projects 30 hp KI, 12 medical students.

We arrange SFOG-courses in Perinatology for residents and specialists in Obstetrics and Neonatology.


Natural Sciences, Nordanå High School, Skellefteå

Medical Doctor Degree Uppsala University 1983 

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1990

Doctor of Philosophy Faculty of Medicine Karolinska Institutet 1998

Associate professor in Obststrics and Gynecology Karolinska Institutet 2010 


Akademiska priser och utmärkelser

Nobel Peace Prize 1985 as member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).

The Karolinska University Hospital Award 2002 as part of an interprofessional team presenting new guidelines in obstetrics.

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 as member of International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

The Stockholm Region Award for work against Antisemitism and Racism 2019 as member of the Action Group against antisemitism and racism at the Karolinska University Hospital,

The Stockholm Region Award for continuous work in service of society 2021.