Kjell Öberg M.D., Ph.D

Education and Faculty Appointments

  • M.D. Medical School, Umeå University 1972
  • Residency (Internal Medicine), Boden Hospital 1972-1976
  • Specialist of internal medicine 1976
  • Residency (Endocrinology), Uppsala University Hospital 1977-1982
  • Med. doctor (Ph.D) 1981
  • Specialist of endocrinology 1982
  • Associate Professor, Medical Faculty, Uppsala University 1983
  • Clinical Associate Director, Ludwig Institute for Cancer research, Uppsala Branch, May 1986 - June 1992
  • Head of the Endocrine Oncology unit, Dept. of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, 1992-1998
  • Professor of Endocrine Oncology since November 1995
  • Chairman Dept. of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, January 1998-July 2002
  • Dean of the Medical Faculty, Uppsala University, July 2002-July 2008
  • Chairman European Neuroendocrine Tumor Network (ENET), 1995-2002
  • Head of the national referral centre for neuroendocrine tumors, 1992-1998


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine 1996
  • Endocrinology 1982
  • Member of ESMO since 1995
  • Member of ASCO since 1986
  • Member of International Endocrine Society since 1999
  • Member of Swedish Medical Society since 1991


Clinical Interests

  • Endocrine tumors
  • Molecular genetics
  • Tumor biology
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Medical treatment including PRRT


Research Interests

  • Molecular genetics and tumor biology of endocrine tumors
  • Development of new diagnostic procedures (biomarkers, molecular imaging)
  • Development of new therapeutic methods (interferon, somatostatin analogs, PRRT and nano-medicine)


Honors and Awards

  • European Interferon Research Award 1991
  • Eminent Scientist Year 2003 by the International Research Promotion Cancer (IRPC) and
    World Scientist Forum, 2003
  • The European Gold Medal in Endocrinology, 2004
  • The Harry Boström Award Lecture at Swedish Medical Society, 2006
  • Uppsala University Rudbeck Medallion For excellent researcher, 2014
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by North American Neuroendocrine Society (NANETS), 2014
  • The Swedish Endocrine Society Gold Medal for prominent research and clinical activities, 2017
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS), 2017 


Scientific Committees

  • Member of Advisory Board, Novartis
  • Member of Advisory Board, Ipsen
  • Member of Advisory Board, Camurus Lund
  • Organizer of Advanced Course in Neuroendocrine Tumors (15 courses)
  • Organizer of five scientific meetings in neuroendocrine tumors in northern Scandinavia and Island
  • Invited speaker for key-note lectures all over the world given more than hundred lectures since 1979



To search for publications by Professor Öberg, please see Pub Med. More than 600 publications with more than 17350 citations and H-index of 73. Several chapters on carcinoid tumors in several international textbooks, including Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, Leslie De Groot Textbook of Endocrinology and Clinical Endocrinology. Most resent also in Fordtran’s Textbook of Gastroenterology


Patient Appointments and Physicians Referral

The Department of Endocrine Oncology
Akademiska sjukhuset/Uppsala
University Hospital
SE-751 85  Uppsala