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Felix Mitelman

Felix Mitelman, cancer researcher, educator. Medical diplomate. Named Honorary Citizen The State of Texas, 1980; recipient Honorary Prize The Swedish Society Hematology, 1983, Jubilee Prize The Swedish Medical Association, 1989, Centennial medal The Swedish Medical Association, 1991, The Alvarengar prize 1997, The Lundberg medal 2000, The Fernström Nordic prize 2007, The Söderberg prize 2008.


  • Mitelman, Felix was born on August 26, 1940.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Lund, Sweden, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Lund, 1972. Doctor of Science, University Lund, 1974.


    • Resident then intern in internal medicine University Hospital, Lund, 1969-1975. Director department clinical genetics University Hospital, since 1975. Chairman, professor department clinical genetics University Lund, since 1980.

      Chairman International Standing Committee on Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature, 1991-1996.

    Major achievements

    • Medical diplomate.


    Member Swedish Society Medical Genetics (chairman 1979-1980, 2001-2002), Royal Swedish Physiographic Society, Mendelian Society, Human Genome Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Royal Academy of Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences.


    • Married Gunnel Lundius, December 20, 1969. Children: Henrik, Anna.
    • spouse: Gunnel Lundius
    • children: Henrik Mitelman
    • Anna Mitelman
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    Born August 26, 1940
    • 1969
      University Lund
    • 1972
      University Lund
    • 1974
      University Lund
    • 1969 - 1975
      Resident, then intern in internal medicine University Hospital
      Lund, Nevada, United States
    • 1975
      director, department clinical genetics University Hospital
    • 1980
      chairman, department clinical genetics University Lund
    • 1980
      professor, department clinical genetics University Lund