Post-retirement professor at Department of Medical Sciences, Endocrine Tumour Biology
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Dr. Kjell Öberg is Professor of Endocrine Oncology at the Medical Faculty of Uppsala University. He was the former head of the Department of Endocrine Oncology, University Hospital, and he is a specialist in endocrinology and internal medicine. He founded the Dept. of Endocrine Oncology at Uppsala University Hospital and has 30 years experience in the field of neuroendocrine tumors. Between 1986 and 1992 he was clinical associate director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. From 1998 to 2002 he was chairman of the Department of Medical Sciences at the Medical Faculty of Uppsala University. Since July 2002 until June 2008 he has been the Dean of the Medical Faculty. He is the chairman of Centre of Excellence of Endocrine Tumors and Vice chairman of the Department of Endocrine Oncology, University Hospital, Uppsala. Currently Adjunct Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, US.
Dr. Öberg was one of the founders and coordinator of the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Network (ENET) 1995-2000 and was past chairman of the Nordic Neuroendocrine Tumour Group. He has pioneered the treatment of carcinoid tumor patients with interferon and somatostatin analogues and developed assays for tumor markers such as Chromogranin A and radiological procedures including specialized PET scans.
In 1988 he was the first to describe a genetic deletion in multiple endocrine neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1). Dr Öberg has given many hundreds of presentations at international meetings and published more than 500 papers within his research field, H-factor 64 and more than 12,000 citations. In addition he is the author of numerous chapters on Carcinoid tumors in several international textbooks including William’s Textbook of Endocrinology, Leslie de Groot’s Textbook of Endocrinology, Clinical Endocrinology and Fordtran’s Textbook of Gastroenterology. Dr. Öberg is Editor-in Chief of World Journal of Gastroenterolgy (WJG).
In 1991 Dr. Öberg received the European Interferon Research reward. In 2003 he received the award “Eminent Scientist Year 2003” by the International Research Promotion Council (IRPC) and World Scientist Forum and in 2004 he was awarded the European Gold Medal in Endocrinology from the English Endocrine Society. In November 2006 he received the Harry Boström Award Lecture at Swedish Medical Society. The University Hospital Clinical Research Award in 2011.
Dr. Öberg is a member of the Royal Society of Sciences, member of Swedish Society of Medical Research, Honorary member of Finnish Oncology Society, Finnish Endocrine Society and Honorary member of Spanish Neuroendocrine NET-work. Dr. Öberg is Chairman Elect of ENETS and also a member of NANETS Advisory Board as well as several other national and international research and scientific boards and many scientific journal review boards.
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