Assistant Professor in Global Health at KI since 2014.
Helena Nordenstedt finished her medical degree at the Karolinska Institutet in 2007. The same year she defended her PhD thesis in surgery with Professor Jesper Lagergren as main supervisor. After medical internship (AT) she spent 6 months in 2009-2010 at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA as a postdoc under the supervision of Professor Hashem El-Serag.
In 2012, after working as a physician in a district hospital in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo for Médecins Sans Frontières, she is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Global Health. Since 2016 she is a specialist physician in internal medicine, working half time at The Department of Internal Medicine at Danderyd University Hospital.
In October-November 2014 she worked as a physician in an Ebola treatment centre in Liberia, and in August 2015 in an Ebola treatment centre in Guinea, both missions for Médecins Sans Frontières.