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educator , Hematologist , Internist

Gösta Carl Arnold Gahrton, Swedish internist, hematologist, educator. Certified specialist in internal medicine and hematology. Recipient Trafvenfelt diploma Swedish Society Medical Sciences 1976, Armed Forces Regnells prize, 1990; Malthes Legat award Norwegian Medical Society, 1981.


Gahrton, Gösta Carl Arnold was born on December 20, 1932 in Malmö, Sweden. Son of Arnold Harald Valdemar and Asta Jula Rosette (de Shàrengrad) Gahrton.


Doctor of Medicine, University Lund, Sweden, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1966.


Resident department medicine University Lund, 1959-1961. Research associate Institute Medical Cell Research Karolinska Institute, 1961-1967, member Nobel committee, 1988-1997, vice chairman Nobel committee, 1994-1996, chairman, 1997. Resident department medicine Karolinska Hospital, 1967-1973.

Associate professor Karolinska Institute Huddinge (Sweden) University Hospital, 1973-1985. Professor Karolinska Institute Huddinge (Sweden) Hospital, 1985-1997, head department medicine, 1985-1997. Professor Karolinska Institute, since 1998.

Consultant hematology and medicine, department medicine Huddinge University Hospital, since 1998. Visiting research associate Children's Cancer Research Foundation, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, 1963-1964, 68-69.


  • Certified specialist in internal medicine and hematology.


Member Swedish Society Hematology (president 1985-1986), European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (president 1988-1990), International Society Hematology (councillor since 1985, vice president 1995-2000), Austrian Society for Transplantation, Transfusion and Genetics (honorary), World Marrow Donor Association (president 2001-2002), Swedish Society Gene Therapy (president 2002-2004).


  • Other Interests

    Classical music, tennis, mountain climbing, hunting, ice skating.


Married Birgitta Irene Nilsson, April 1959 (divorced 1976). Children: Måns, Charlotte. Married Astrid Elisabet Toresson, September 27, 1976.

Children: Elisabeth, Caroline.

Arnold Harald Valdemar Gahrton

Asta Jula Rosette (de Shàrengrad) Gahrton

Birgitta Irene Nilsson

Astrid Elisabet Toresson

Måns Gahrton

Charlotte Gahrton

Elisabeth Gahrton

Caroline Gahrton