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oncologist

Jan Eric Eyvind Stjernsward, Swedish oncologist. Certified specialist in radiotherapy, oncology Karolinska Institute, 1972. Recipient Sir Dorabji Tata award, India, Homenot International prize, Catalonia, American Academy Hospice and Palliative Medicine award, United States of America Sertumer prize, Germany.

Background

Stjernsward, Jan Eric Eyvind was born on June 2, 1936 in Copenhagen. Son of Carl Adam Nolcken Stjernsward and Anne Marie Monrad-Aas.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Lidingo Laroverk, Sweden, 1956. Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Tumorbiology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1967.

Career

Research fellow, department tumorbiology Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1960—1972. Fellowship Elenore Roosevelt, American Cancer Society & UIGC, Geneva, 1966—1967. Physician Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, 1966—1967, Radiumhemmet, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, 1967—1972.

Professor associate Center Hospital University Vaudouis. Clinical head Ludwig Institut Cancer Research, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1973—1978. Director Bern Branch, 1978—1980.

Professor radiotherapy-oncology Stellanbosch University, South Africa, 1976. Sabbatical Wisconsin Cancer Center, Madison, 1977—1978, Finsen Institute, Copenhagen, 1977—1978. Chief, cancer World Health Organization, Geneva, 1980—1996.

Board member International Association Hospice & Palliative Care, 1997—2002. Advisor, consultant World Health Organization and Ministries of Health, since 1999. Executive board member WHOCC Public Health Palliative Care Programmes, Barcelona, since 2008.

International director WHOCC Palliative Care, Oxford, 1977—2003. Medical director Global Cancer Concern, London, 1997—2002. Steering committee member Diana Palliative Care Initiative, Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, London, 2000—2005.

Advisor Palliative Care Public Health, Open Society Institute, New York City, 2002—2008.

Achievements

  • Certified specialist in radiotherapy, oncology Karolinska Institute, 1972.

Membership

Fellow: Royal Society Physicians (Edinburgh) (honorary). Member: World Health Organization Medical Society (president), World Health Organization Staff Association (former president), Indian Association Palliative Care, European Association Palliative Care (founding member, 1st International prize), Royal Physiographic Society (Lund, Scania).

Connections

Married Gunilla Dinkelspiel, 1960. Married Jayanthi Ramanathan, 1985. Children: Birremie, Ladde, Lykke, Sigrid, Carl Fredrik, Jan Carl.

father:
Carl Adam Nolcken Stjernsward

mother:
Anne Marie Monrad-Aas

spouses:
Jayanthi Ramanathan

Gunilla Dinkelspiel

children:
Sigrid Stjernsward

Jan Carl Stjernsward

Ladde Stjernsward

Birremie Stjernsward

Carl Fredrik Stjernsward

Lykke Stjernsward