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Bengt H. Björkstén

Bengt H. Björkstén, Swedish medical educator, consultant.


  • 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.


    • 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.


    Denomination: Judaism


    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).



    Theater, movies, history, kayaking.


    • 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
    • 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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