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consultant , Medical educator

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.

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).

Interests

  • Other 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