Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Per Hansson (PH) is an MD (1986), DDS (1979) and DMSci (1985), all degrees obtained from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He is a specialist in neurology (1992) and pain relief (1996). The doctoral degree is in pain physiology. PH is since 2000 professor of clinical pain research at Karolinska Institutet, Dept. of Molecular Medicine & Surgery, and since December of 2013 a full time senior physician at Dept. of Pain Management & Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo. PH has since 1992 (to 2014) headed the Neuropathic Pain Unit at Karolinska University Hospital and been the representative of Neurology in the multidisciplinary pain group at that hospital.
PH has published more than 150 original articles and reviews/book chapters, has been an invited speaker at numerous (100+) international scientific meetings. In addition, he has served as editor for 2 books published by the IASP. PHs research focus is since 25 years directed towards neuropathic pain, endogenous pain controlling systems and quantitative sensory testing. He has been the main tutor of 6 PhD pain-related projects (1996-2011) and co-supervisor of four. PH is involved in international collaborations and production of diagnostic-, treatment- and methodology guidelines within the International Association for the Study of Pain and the European Academy of Neurology. He has served as external reviewer of INSERM (Paris), the Wellcome foundation (London) and the German Neuropathic Pain Network. PH has been the president of SASP (2004-2006), scientific secretary of EFIC (2008-2011) and scientific advisor to the Swedish Medical Agency 2000-2004.