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Cardiologist , educator

Lars Albert Werkö, Swedish cardiologist, educator. Certified as licensed Doctor of Medicine. Recipient Alvarenga award Swedish Society of Medicine, 1949, Regnell award, 1954, Culture award City of Karlskrom, 1965, Commander of North Star award, 1971.

Background

Werkö, Lars Albert was born on March 13, 1918 in Karlskrona, Sweden. Son of Albert and Maria (Peterson) Nilson.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1947.

Career

Resident Sterik's Hospital, Stockholm, 1943-1946. Research fellow Bellevue Hospital, Columbia University, New York City, 1946-1947. Physician St. Erik's Hospital, Stockholm, 1947-1956.

Professor medicine, chairman department University Goteborg, Sweden, 1956-1975. Executive vice president AB Astra, Goteborg, Sweden, 1976-1985. Chairman of board Swedish Council Technology Association Health Care, Stockholm, since 1987.

Consultant to World Health Organization, Geneva, 1959-1987.

Achievements

  • Certified as licensed Doctor of Medicine.

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Swedish Society Cardiology, Swedish Medical Association (chairman 1962, 66), American College Physicians (honorary), Royal College Physicians (London), Swedish Medical Society (honorary).

Connections

Married Ingrid Envall, October 13, 1961. Children: Anders, Margaretha, Mårten.

father:
Albert Nilson

mother:
Maria (Peterson) Nilson

spouse:
Ingrid Envall

children:
Anders Werkö

Margaretha Werkö

Mårten Werkö