Biography: Christer Svensen, a Senior Consultant and professor of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, is currently working at Karolinska Institutet, Unite of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Södersjukhuset (South Hospital) in Stockholm, Sweden. He is married to Agneta who is Head of Women and Children Health at Uppsala University. Dr Svensen is from Stockholm and was originally educated as a Naval Officer of the Royal Swedish Navy. He was mainly, as a lieutenant, assigned to combat information and artillery at torpedoboats of the Spica class. After he left the Navy he took an MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics and worked a few years with Accounting and Financing. He was the Accounting Head of Boliden in Stockholm. In 1980 he started medical studies at Karolinska Institutet and graduated in 1985, got his license to practice in 1989 and became a specialist in anesthesia and intensive care in 1992. After spending a few years working at the helicopters of the Stockholm prehospital system together with research in fluid kinetics he made his dissertation in Volume Kinetics in 1998. In 1999 he decided to move to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX where he spent nearly 7 years working as a clinical faculty in combination with research. He has graduated with ECFMG and USMLE and is fully licensed in the states of Texas and New York. Currently, Dr Svensen is working with KI and is Director for Doctoral Education at KI/Södersjukhuset and continues to do research in fluids, kinetics, sepsis and prehospital related areas. He has, as Director for Doctoral Education, the responsibility for approximately 80 PhD students of which he is supervisor or co supervisor for 5. He is also responsible for education of medical students at advanced level during their surgical rotation. Dr Svensen has collaboration with research groups in Lithuania, Denmark, Australia, China and USA. He has written more than 100 scientific papers, book chapters and other related papers during his career. Dr Svensen has been visiting all World Congresses since Sydney in 1996.
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