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SMC Medical Advisory Board

Our Medical Advisory Board is our guarantee of quality. It is composed of independent physicians and professors of medicine with many years of experience in both medical practice and the teaching of medicine. Its members are involved in our selection of partners by verifying that they meet our strict medical criteria, quality standards and business criteria; once a collaboration has been initiated, they perform regular follow-up. We are confident that this review by independent specialists is both a quality driver and the best way to ensure quality of treatment and a result with which you will be satisfied.

Per Hamberg


M.D., orthopaedic specialist. Practices at the Sophiahemmet Orthopaedic Centre and Stockholm’s Södersjukhuset (Sweden). Per Hamberg is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and has for many years been a Senior Physician at Södersjukhuset, where he has overseen the hospital's knee and hip replacement department. He has extensive experience in treating and operating on most types of knee injuries/diseases, as well as hip replacement surgeries and the treatment of sports injuries. Per’s thesis dealt with arthroscopic surgery on meniscal injuries; he received his PhD in 1983. Per Hamberg has been active in providing arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery for many years.

Bengt-Erik Carbin


Licensed physician and urology specialist. Bengt-Erik worked at Karolinska Hospital until 1995; since that time he has been at Sophiahemmet in Stockholm (Sweden), where he runs the Carbin Urology Clinic. He wrote his dissertation on bladder cancer and has published several scientific articles.

Per Sundstrom


Associate Professor and former owner of Curakliniken IVF, Malmö (Sweden), established 1988. Specialist in gynaecology. Dr. Sundström was behind the second test tube baby born in Scandinavia, and is one of Sweden’s in vitro fertilisation pioneers. During his time at Curakliniken, more than 3,500 children were born through IVF.

Ingemar Blomgren


Associate Professor Ingemar Blomgren is a partner at Improva Surgical Centre (Sweden), and has been performing cosmetic plastic surgery since 1985. Ingemar Blomgren has also served as an advisor to Karolinska Hospital’s plastic surgery department for many years. 
Ingemar has pursued continuing medical education as part of his many trips to the United States, Brazil, China, South Africa and throughout Europe, and has also given popular lectures on various topics related to plastic surgery. Ingemar Blomgren is a member of the Swedish Medical Association and the Swedish Society for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, where he also serves on the Ethics Council.

Bo Philipson


Bo Philipson is a licensed physician and a specialist in ophthalmology. Bo manages the Stockholm Eye Clinic (Sweden), having previously managed the clinic at St. Erik’s Eye Hospital, and held a professorship at Karolinska Institutet. He has been involved in pushing forward the development of anterior eye surgery, i.e. cataract surgery and corneal surgery. Each year in Sweden, around 90,000 operations are carried out according to the methods introduced by Philipson.

Thomas Wibom


Licensed physician, founder and former CEO of Östermalmshälsan (Stockholm) in Sweden. Wibom is a specialist in obstetrics, gynaecology and corporate health.

Magnus Annerstedt


M.D. Urologic surgeon. Specialized in minimal invasive surgery, especially robot assisted surgery. Prostate, kidney and bladder. Performed over 300 RARC with intracorporeal reconstruction. In total towards 2000 major robotic procedures. Dr.Annerstedt has trained Ireland’s urology specialists in robot surgery techniques. Consultant at the UroClinic, Stockholm.Magnus Annerstedt educated at Gothenburg University and received his medical degree in 1995, a specialist in urology in 2001 at the county hospital in Halmstad. Author of scientific articles and textbook chapters in urology. He is hired by scientific journals as a branch expert. Magnus Annerstedt has trained a large number of colleagues in Sweden and Europe in the field of robotic surgery. He has conducted more than 1,200 cancer surgeries with the surgical robot. Member of the Swedish Medical Association, Swedish Society of Medicine, Swedish Urological Association, European Association of Urology (EAU), the European Robotic Urology Society (ERUs) - board member.

Jonas Hugosson


Professor and Chairman of Department of Urology, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Consultant Urologist at Carlanderska Hospital, Gothenburg. Have a broad clinical experience in Urological Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery. Was one of those who introduced radical prostatectomy in the 80 thies in Scandinavia and is the one who has performed most prostatectomies in Scandinavia (2438 surgeries until June 2016). At the moment annually performed between 130 and 150 prostatectomies and since April 2014 the majority as robot assisted prostatectomies (Da Vinci). Large experiences in bladder cancer surgery and urinary diversions.  Board Member in ESOU (European Society of Oncological Urology). Board Member of ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology) Guide line Group. Nordic Medical Award in 2016 (the second most prestigious prize in Medicine in the Nordic countries after the Nobel Prize). Bard prize for best presentation at Svenska Riksstämman (Urologi) in 1992. Elected as author of one of the 5 best Urological papers in 1994 by Journal of Urology. Author (first author) of paper awarded by EAU with “Best urooncological Paper Award 2011 ESOU”.

Matti Anniko


Professor at Department of Surgical Sciences, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Uppsala University. Ph.D. degree in 1978 at Karolinska Hospital/Karolinska Institute. From 1990 (appointed by the Swedish Government) Professor and Head at Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. Professor at Department of Surgical Sciences, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Uppsala University. Ph.D. degree in 1978 at Karolinska Hospital/Karolinska Institute. From 1990 (appointed by the Swedish Government) Professor and Head at Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. Honorary Professor of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at the Tianjin Medical Uni-versity, China (1999) and the Beijing Hospital (Ministry of Public Health), China (2000). Honorary Head of Tianjin Institute of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology of the First Central Hospital (2002), China. Guest Professor at Xi´an Jiatong University (2006-2008), China. Karnik award (2000; Nepal). Joshi orden (2003; India). SPIO (Society for Promotion of Inter-national Oto-Rhino-Laryngology; Japanese Society of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery) award and special prize (2006). Ortho-McNeil Professorship awarded 2003 by Uni-versity of Miami Medical School, Miami, Florida, USA. The Mångberg Prize, Medical Faculty University of Umeå, Sweden (2007). Honorary Member of the Spanish Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (2005). Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Medical Association in Sweden (2009).  Advisor to Medical Research Councils in Germany and France. Member of the medical board of the international company Bionorica. Member of committees (by invitation from different universities) for appointing professors and department heads both in Sweden and internation-ally (Denmark, Finland, England, Norway, USA). Editor-in-Chief for the Swedish textbook of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (1991, 2001; 2006), the European textbook (2009, in press) and Handbook on Advanced Head and Neck Surgery (China, 2009, in press, by invitation). Board member of the international Collegium ORLAS (Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum). Editor/associate editor of the international journals ORL (Switzerland), Oto-Rhino-Laryngologia Nova (Switzerland) (6 years) and ENT Journal (USA). Board member of the international journal Medical Molecular Morphology (Japan) (from 2000 and forwards). Founder member of the European Academy of Otology & Neuro-Otology (EAONO). Member of the Royal Academy of Medical Sciences (elected 1996) Sweden; the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf is patron for the Society. Only one person from each medical field is elected and for lifetime.

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