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Holger Tage Arthur Pettersson

Holger Tage Arthur Pettersson, Swedish radiologist, educator. Recipient Jacques Lefevbre Memorial award European Association Pediatric Radiology, 1978, Prix Internationale, World Federation Haemophilia, 1986, Ture Sjogren award Swedish Medical Society, 1990, Aggarwal award Indian Radiological and Imaging Association, 1994, Gold medal Asian Oceanic Society Radiology, 2001.


  • Pettersson, Holger Tage Arthur was born on April 2, 1942 in Uddevalla, Sweden. Son of Carl Arthur and Karin Alfrida Ingeborg (Berndtsson) Pettersson.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Lund, Sweden, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Lund, Sweden, 1976.


    • Resident department radiology University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden, 1972-1976, assistant professor Sweden, 1976-1980, 81-82. Clinical assistant department radiology Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1980-1981. Associate professor department radiology University Hospital, Lund, 1982-1989, professor radiology, since 1989, chairman department radiology, 1986-1992, deputy medical director, 1989-1995.

      Chief county radiologist County Malmöhus, 1995-1998. Regional chief physician Region of Scania, since 1998. Visiting professor radiology University Florida, Gainesville, 1984-1985.

      Director World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Radiological Education, Lund, since 1993. Science and educational director Nicer Institute, Lund and Oslo, 1990-2001. Co-chairman Global Steering Group Education in Radiology, since 1999.


    Captain Swedish Army, 1962-1987. Fellow American College Radiology (honorary), Royal College Radiology (honorary). Member International Society Radiology (Antoine Beclère medal 1998), European Society Skeletal Radiology (president 1993-1995), International Skeletal Society (president 1996-1998), Scandinavian Society Radiology (honorary, general secretary 1994-2002), European Association Radiology (board directors 1993-1997, since 2000, president 2002-2003), Russian Society Radiology (honorary), Belgian Society Radiology (honorary), Radiologic Society North America (honorary), Argentinian Society Radiology (honorary), German Society Radiology (honorary), French Society Radiology (honorary), Hellenic Society Radiology (honorary), Chinese Society Radiology (honorary), Southwest Medical Society (board directors since 2000, editor and library since 2001), Southwest Society Medical Radiology (board directors 1982-2001, president 2000-2001), European Congress of Radiology (board directors 1995-2003, president 2000-2001), International Commission on Radiologic Education (chairman since 1998).


    • Married Grethe Abelsen, November 1, 1968. Children: Christina, Anders.
    • father: Carl Arthur Pettersson
    • mother: Karin Alfrida Ingeborg (Berndtsson) Pettersson
    • spouse: Grethe Abelsen
    • children: Christina Pettersson
    • Anders Pettersson
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    Born April 2, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1970
      University Lund
    • 1976
      University Lund
    • 1972 - 1976
      Resident, department radiology University Hospital
      Malmö, Skane Lan, Sweden
    • 1980 - 1981
      clinical assistant, department radiology Hospital for Sick Children
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1982 - 1989
      associate, professor department radiology University Hospital
      Lund, Nevada, United States
    • 1995 - 1998
      chief county radiologist County Malm+
    • 1998
      regional chief physician, Region of Scania
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