Gösta Gahrton, MD
IMF Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Gahrton was born in Malmo, Sweden, December 20, 1932. He received his M.D. at the University of Lund, Sweden in 1959. He was a docent in Medical Cell Research at the Karolinska Institute, in Stockholm, Sweden in 1966 and a docent in Medicine also at the Karolinska Institute in 1972. It was at the Karolinska Institute where Dr. Gahrton became a Professor of Medicine in 1985.
Dr. Gahrton has held many positions, including research associate at the Institute of Medical Cell Research and Genetics, Medical Nobel Institute, research associate at the Children's Cancer Research Foundation and the Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Head of the Division of Clinical Hematology and Oncology at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden.
Most recently Dr. Gahrton was awarded the A.F. Regnell's Prize by the Swedish Society of Medical Sciences in 1990, and in past years he was the recipient of both the Malthes Legat Award by the Norwegian Medical Society and the Trafvenfelf Doploma by the Swedish Society of Medical Sciences.
He is a member of many societies among them the International Society of Hematology, International Bone Marrow Transplantation Registry (Advisory Committee 1987-1990), European Cooperative group for Bone Marrow Transplantation (President since 1983) and the Swedish Medical Research Councils Ethics Committee where he was Chairman from 1986-1992.
Dr. Gahrton has published over 297 articles in scientific journals, 332 abstracts and is Editor of the book "Blodsjuksdomar" (Blood Disorders, in Swedish).