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Bengt H. Björkstén

Bengt H. Björkstén, Swedish medical educator, consultant.

Background

  • Björkstén, Bengt H. was born on February 7, 1940 in Linköping, Sweden. Son of Bengt J. and Ulla A-M. (Ekholm) Björkstén.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Umeå (Sweden) University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Tartu University, Estonia, 1996.

      Doctor of Medicine (honorary), Tartu University, Estonia.

    Career

    • Resident, fellow Umeå University, 1968-1974, associate professor, 1976-1978. Visiting assistant professor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1975-1976. Director research Pharmacia, Uppsala, Sweden, 1979-1984.

      Professor Linköping University, 1984-1999, chairman department pediatrics, 1984—1996. Executive director Center for Allergy Research Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1999—2003. With Swedish Military, 1967-1980.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Chairman regional chapter section immigrants Liberal Party, 1993—1998. Fellow: German Allergology Society (correspondent), American Academy Allergy and Immunology (correspondent). Member: European Academy Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Estonian Pediatrics Association (honorary), Finnish Allergology Society (honorary), South African Pediatrics Association (honorary), Scandinavian Pediatrics Federation (president 1992—2000).

    Personality

    Interests

    Theater, movies, history, kayaking.

    Connections

    • Married Marianne Gerner, October 5, 1964 (divorced 1986). Children: Johan, Ulrika, Mikael, Tove. Married Karin M. Sparring, January 29, 1990.
    • father: Bengt J. Björkstén
    • mother: Ulla A-M. (Ekholm) Björkstén
    • spouses: Marianne Gerner
    • Karin M. Sparring
    • children: Johan Björkstén
    • Ulrika Björkstén
    • Mikael Björkstén
    • Tove Björkstén
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    Born February 7, 1940
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    • 1967
      Lund University
    • 1974
      Umeå (Sweden) University
    • 1996
      Tartu University
    • 1975 - 1976
      visiting assistant, professor University Minnesota
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1979 - 1984
      director, research Pharmacia
      Uppsala, Uppsala Lan, Sweden
    • 1999 - 2003
      executive, director Center for Allergy Research Karolinska Institute
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
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