Prof. Anders Svenningsson

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Prof. Anders Svenningsson

Professor Anders Svenningsson, MD, PhD, is the Head of Neuroimmunology Unit and Associate Professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience, Umeå University, Sweden.  

He earned his medical degree at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and his doctoral degree at the same University on the subject of immunological changes in the cerebrospinal fluid in MS.

He completed postdoctoral training at the Karolinska Institute
in the group of Professor Tomas Olsson with further focus on the immunopathology of MS. He then became a board certified Neurologist 1998 and is one of the leading persons in the field of MS treatment in Sweden, holding regular teaching courses on the topic for Swedish neurology residents.

Dr. Svenningsson was chair of the Swedish MS Association 2011 – 2013 and is presently chair of the Swedish Association of Neurology.

The main focus of Dr. Svenningsson’s research today is to develop new efficient treatment protocols in MS in both the inflammatory phase and the progressive phase of the disease.

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