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Internist

Inga Marie Nilsson-Bjorkman, Swedish internist. Achievements include discovery of von Willebrand factor and the development of a concentrate for treatment of hemophilia A and von Willebrand disease. Recipient Jahre prize, 1981, numerous others.

Background

Nilsson-Bjorkman, Inga Marie was born on February 28, 1923 in Malmo, Sweden. Daughter of Tage Ferdinand and Elin Amanda (Sjobeck) Nilsson.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Lund, 1949.

Career

Assistant physician department internal medicine University Malmo, 1949-1956. Research fellow Swedish Medical Research Council, Malmo, 1956-1965, professor, 1965-1990, professor emeritus, from 1990. Head department for coagulation disorders General Hospital, Sweden, 1965-1990.

Director International Hemophilia Treatment and Training Center, Malmo, 1970-1992.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of von Willebrand factor and the development of a concentrate for treatment of hemophilia A and von Willebrand disease.

Membership

Fellow American College Physicians. Member Member Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Kungliga Fysiografiska Sallskapet, International Society Thrombosis and Haemostasis, World Federation Hemophilia.

Connections

Married Sven-Erik Fredrik Bjorkman, March 11, 1962 (divorced October 1977). Children: Per, Lena.

father:
Tage Ferdinand Nilsson

mother:
Elin Amanda (Sjobeck) Nilsson

spouse:
Sven-Erik Fredrik Bjorkman

children:
Per Nilsson-Bjorkman

Lena Nilsson-Bjorkman