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educator , Pediatrician

Rolf Olof Fredrik Zetterstrom, Swedish pediatrician, educator. Recipient Lennander award, Swedish Medical Society, 1959.


Zetterstrom, Rolf Olof Fredrik was born on August 24, 1920 in Stockholm. Son of Rolf E. and Jeanne A. (Wynants) Zetterstrom.


Doctor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1944. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Karolinska Institute, 1951.


Research fellow Wenner-Gren Institute Experimental Biology Stockholm University, 1949-1951. Reader in pediatrics Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1954-1957, professor pediatrics, 1958-1986, chairman department pediatrics, 1963-1986, University Gothenburg, 1958-1962. Director Crown Princess Louisa's Children's Hospital, 1963-1969, St. Goran's Children's Hospital, 1970-1986, Children's Hospital at Karolinska Hospital, 1982-1986.

Member Nobel Committee Physiology of Medicine, 1965—1982, Group European Medical Research Councils, 1972—1977, Swedish Medical Research Council, 1970—1977. Member board postgraduate education National Board Health, 1970—1981. Member planning commission medicine, dentistry and pharmacy National Board Universities, 1970—1976.

Honorary professor Kazakhstani Medical University.


Member of Royal Norwegian Science Society, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (vice president 1982-1983, board directors 1986-1992), French Pediatrics Society (correspondent), Swiss Pediatrics Society (correspondent), Austrian Pediatrics Society (correspondent), Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Buenos Aires (correspondent), Spanish Pediatrics Society (honorary), Estonian Pediatrics Association (honorary), Nordic Pediatrics Association (honorary), Czech Pediatrics Society (honorary), Neonatal Society (London) (honorary), German Pediatrics Society (honorary), American Academy Pediatrics (honorary), Finnish Pediatrics Society (honorary).


Married Jelena Renner, October 17, 1959. Children: Jelena, Rolf, Eugenia;children from previous marriage: Maria, Charlotta, Tyra.

Rolf E. Zetterstrom

Jeanne A. (Wynants) Zetterstrom

Jelena Renner

Jelena Zetterstrom

Rolf Zetterstrom

Eugenia;children from previous marriage: Maria Zetterstrom

Charlotta Zetterstrom

Tyra Zetterstrom