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Lars Sävendahl

Lars Sävendahl
Department of Woman and Child Health
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden

Lars Sävendahl is Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He received his MD and PhD degrees from Umeå University and subspecialty training in paediatric endocrinology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals, Chapel Hill, USA. Prof Sävendahl is a senior consultant in paediatric endocrinology at Astrid Lindgren Children´s Hospital and also the Academic Chief of the Theme for Children´s and Women´s Health at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. His major research interest is hormonal regulation of growth plate cartilage. Clinical studies related to growth are also ongoing under Professor Sävendahl´s supervision. He is the supervisor of several postgraduate research students and post-doctoral fellows working in his research group. Professor Sävendahl is active in national and international societies, served the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) for many years and was the ESPE Secretary General between 2011 and 2015.