Gösta Gahrton, MD
IMF Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Gahrton was born in Malmo, Sweden, in 1932. He received his M.D. at the University of Lund, Sweden in 1959.
Following graduation Dr. Gahrton joined the famous cell biologist Torbjörn Caspersson at the Karolinska Institutet and later professor Sidney Farber at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He became a Ph.D on a thesis concerning cell biology of leukemia in 1966. After appointments at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, he became Head of Hematology at Huddinge Hospital and Head of the Department of Medicine Karolinska Institutet. He was appointed professor of Medicine in 1985.
Dr. Gahrton has received several honors, among them the Trafvenfelt Diploma and the A.F. Regnell`s Prize from the Swedish Society of Medicine; Malthes Legat from the Norwegian Medical Society; the Ishan Dogramacy Award from the Hacettepe Univeristy Ankara; and the Louis Sullivan Award, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. He is an honorary member of several international societies and has been a member and chairman of the Nobel Committee of the Karolinska Institutet.
Gösta Gahrton has published more than 400 scientific articles in international scientific journals.