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Kristofer Nilsson

Position: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Medical Sciences


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Room: X1206

Kristofer Nilsson
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About Kristofer Nilsson

Kristofer F. Nilsson is an associate professor and senior lectuer in anesthesiology and intensive care at Örebro University. He is also specialist doctor in anesthesiology and intensive care at the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Örebro University Hospital.



Kristofer Nilsson received his medical degree and defended his thesis at Karolinska Institutet with the dissertation "Nitric oxide in experimental pulmonary embolism" in 2010. Kristofer has been active at Örebro University and Örebro University Hospital since 2011.

Kristofer runs and participates in a number of projects in experimental and clinical anesthesia and intensive care. The research projects aim to develop and evaluate innovative treatment methods for life-threatening bleeding and other conditions of circulatory collapse such as cardiac arrest. Furthermore, the research projects aim to develop methods for early detection, prevention and treatment of impaired organ function and complications associated with cardiovascular surgery and intensive care.

The research is conducted in experimental models, which is Kristofer's special competence, and as clinical studies. The experimental intensive care research includes models for different types of shock and organ failures where disease mechanisms and experimental treatment methods are investigated. The clinical studies mainly include prospective observational studies on cardiac surgery and vascular surgery patients where clinical variables and biomarkers in various body fluids are analyzed.

Kristofer is also an innovator with several patent applications and approved patents. He is also the co-founder of a small drug development company that was started thanks to research discoveries Kristofer made during his PhD work. Some of the research is conducted in collaboration with this company.

Kristofer and others have been awarded first prize in the Karolinska Innovations Contest (2005), the Innovation Bronze's Best Business Idea Award (2005) and the Swedish Intensive Care Association's 'Best Intensive Care-Related Article 2017 of the Year'.



Kristofer has previously taught physiology at Karolinska Institutet. He is the course coordinator / examiner / assistant course coordinator for Independent Project, 30 higher education credits, at the Medical Program. He is the main supervisor and co-supervisor for several research students. Kristofer has supervised a large number of students in master thesis work at Örebro University. He has also contributed chapters to textbooks.



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