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Prof. Dr. Tommy Andersson

Tommy Andersson belongs to the ESMINT ExCom.

Chair, Examination Committee

Present positions

  • Professor of Neurointervention, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium.
  • Senior Consultant in Neurointervention, Department of Neuroradiology, Karolinska University Hospital
  • Director for Education in Neuroendovascular Treatment, Karolinska University Hospital
  • Shared director for the Section of Neurointervention and Angiography at KERIC (Karolinska Experimental Research and Imaging Centre)
  • Chairman of the Swedish national quality registry EVAS (EndoVascular therapy for Acute ischemic Stroke)
  • Chairman of the Examination Committee and member of the Executive Committee at ESMINT (European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy)
  • Former chairman of the Swedish Society of Neuroradiology

Education and exams

  • Master of Physical Education, Stockholm, 1977-1979
  • Master of Pedagogic and Educational Research, 1983
  • Advanced course in Neuropathology, Karolinska lnstitute Medical School, 1988
  • University Medical Degree (MD), Karolinska lnstitute, Stockholm Sweden, 1988
  • PhD studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA,1991
  • Doctor of Medical Science (PhD), Karolinska lnstitute, Stockholm, Sweden,
    1994
  • License to practise medicine, the Swedish National Board of
    Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden, 1994
  • Qualification as a Specialist of Neurological Surgery (board certified), The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden, 2000
  • Fellowship in Vascular Neurosurgery and lnterventional Neuroradiology, Departments of Neurosurgery and Medical lmaging, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada, 2000-2002
  • Qualification as a Specialist of Neuroradiology (board certified), The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden, 2004
  • lnternational Master Degree in Neurovascular Diseases, Paris Sud University, France, and Mahidol University, Thailand, 2004
  • lnternational Good Clinical Practice Training, Pharma Lessons, 2018

Invited lecturer and teacher at international congresses and courses

  • >400 occasions since 2004 (dural fistulae, arteriovenous malformations, intracerebral aneurysms, subarachnoid hemmorhage, vasospasm, acute stroke, intracraniell stenting, intracranial arteriosclerotic disease, spinal vascular malformations, CNS vasculitis, extracranial stenting)
  • Resident’s best lecturer award Beitostölen, Norway, March 2007 and April 2011 (Scandinavian course in vascular neurosurgery)
  • Visiting Professor, Manila, The Philippines, April, 2008 (acute stroke, dural fistulas) and February 2012 (acute stroke, arteriovenous malformations)
  • Awarded “Torgny Greitz-lecturer” 2016

Organiser for international courses

  • In cooperation with Ev3/Covidien/Medtronic organised 43 courses in the management of acute ischemic stroke since 2010
  • In cooperation with Cerenovus – Johnson & Johnson organized 3 courses in the management of acute ischemic stroke since 2018
  • Organised 3 Nordic-Baltic conferences in neurointerventional therapy
  • In conjunction with the Swedish Society of Neuroradiology organised 2 annual “Torgny Greitz lectures”
  • Co-organizer of the ECMINT course cycle, Oxford, UK since December 2014 and responsible for the annual ESMINT Diploma Examination, Nice, France

Principal Investigator

  • Responsible for preclinical animal testing at KERIC of “TREVO” endovascular thrombectomy device
  • PI, FIM-study for “IRIIS/Capture” endovascular thrombectomy device
  • Local PI, FIM-study for “Golden Retriever” endovascular thrombectomy device
  • Local PI, FIM-study for “Embotrap” endovascular thrombectomy device
  • Local PI, FIM-study for the “LOVIT-trial” of the “Illuminate” device for vasospasm treatment
  • Local PI, Ex Vivo Pilot study “ClotSpect” using Diffuse Reflection Spectroscopy to evaluate the composition of blood clots retrieved at thrombectomy
  • Member of the steering committee and Co-PI for the “SPERO” Post Marketing Study of the “Geometric Clot Extractor” for challenging occlusions
  • Member of the Steering Committee and Co-PI for the “BRAVO” FIM- study for the BRAVO flow diverter device
  • Co-PI, European PI for the ARISE-II study (multicentre RCT for FDA-approal)

National registries

  • Responsible, Chairman of the Steering Committee, for the Swedish national registry “EVAS” (Endovascular treatment in acute ischemic stroke)
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the Swedish National Stroke Registry “Riksstroke”
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the “EXCELLENT registry”
  • Member of the Publication Committee for the “ARISE-II” study

Publications

  • >150 original peer-reviewed articles, >20 book chapters, numerous abstracts

Reviewer

  • Stroke
  • Journal of Interventional Surgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • British Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Clinical Neuroradiology
  • Acta Neurochirurgica
  • Neurosurgery
  • International Journal of Stroke
  • Acta Neurologica Belgica
  • Acta Radiologica
  • Operative Neurosurgery

Editorial board

  • Stroke (USA)
  • The EJMINT Journal (Europe)
  • Neurointervention (Korea)
  • The Stroke Interventionalist (USA)

​Opponent

  • Olli Tähtinen, “Stent-assisted Endovascular Therapy of Complex Intracranial Aneurysms”. PhD-thesis, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, November 2014
  • Niels Fockaert, “Mechanical endovascular thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke in Belgium: a retrospective multicenter case study”. Master-thesis, University of Leuven, May, 2015
  • Aneurysms, PhD-thesis, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, November 2014

Dissertation Committee

  • Johnson Ho, “Generation of Patient Specific Finite Element Head Models”, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, December, 2008
  • Laleh Zarrinkoob, “Cerebral blood flow measurements with 4D PCMRI”, Umeå University, Sweden, 2019

Supervisor

  • Jose Alves, MD, Master in Neuroradiology, 2004-2007
  • Ladislau Pavic, MD, Master in Neuroradiology, 2005-2008
  • Joost deVries, MD, Master in Neurovascular Diseases, 2005-2006
  • Gustaf Mårtensson, Master of lngeneering, Doctoral Dissertation (PhD): “Analysis of laminar and turbulent flows with turbomachinery, biotechnology and biomechanical applications”, 2006
  • Johan Lundberg, MD, Doctoral Dissertation (PhD): “On endovascular methods for cell transplantation – exploring the selective intra-arterial and trans vessel routes”, 2011
  • Luca Verganti, Master in Neurovascular diseases, 2010-2011
  • Claudio Moratti, Master in Neurovascular diseases, 2010-2011
  • Åsa Kuntze-Söderqvist, MD, Doctoral Dissertation (PhD): “Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke”, 2016
  • Philip Little, PhD-student, 2013 -ongoing
  • Ulrik Nilsson Ranta, PhD-student,2013 – ongoing
  • Olivier Francois – PhD-student, 2019, ongoing