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Medical educator

Per Arvid Bjorntorp, Swedish medical educator. Recipient Willendorf prize International Association Obesity, 1983, Soderberg prize Swedish Medical Association, 1990, Wasserman prize European Association Study Obesity, 2000. Fellow Royal College Physicians (Edinburgh).

Background

Bjorntorp, Per Arvid was born on May 25, 1931 in Jonkoping, Sweden. Son of Arvid Anders and Irma Aurora (Thoren) Bjorntorp.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Goteborg, Sweden, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, 1960.

Career

Research fellow National Institutes of Health, 1961-1962, Medical Research Council, Sweden, 1964-1970. Clinical teacher University Goteborg, Sweden, 1970-1974. Professor, 1976-1996.

Visiting professor Rockefeller and Columbia, New York City, 1981-1982, University Barcelona, Spain, since 1994. Editor-in-chief International Journal Obesity, London, 1983-1990. Chairman European Association Study Obesity, London, 1986-1991, Swedish Association Study Obesity, 1985-1990.

Member Governor Council International, since 1986.

Membership

Fellow Royal College Physicians (Edinburgh).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Chamber music.

Connections

Married Marianne Nanny Sjogren Bjorntorp, April 28, 1957. Children: Anna, Anders, Elizabeth, Charlotte.

father:
Arvid Anders Bjorntorp

mother:
Irma Aurora (Thoren) Bjorntorp

spouse:
Marianne Nanny Sjogren Bjorntorp

children:
Anna Bjorntorp

Anders Bjorntorp

Elizabeth Bjorntorp

Charlotte Bjorntorp