Short Curriculum of Research

Dr Anna Nordenström


Karolinska Institutet
Woman and Child Health
Department of Pediatrics, Endocrinology
Contact: Anna.Nordenstrom(at)

Education/ Training

 BA in Biochemistry, PomonaCollege California
 Medical school, Karolinska Institutet
Senior Consultant in Pediatric Endocrinology and metabolism

Research Experience/ Academic Appointments

 Associate Professor at Karolinska Institutet

Important Scientific Prizes/ Functions

 Organizer of working group for DSD, European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
 dsd-LIFE steering committee, and WP lead
EuroDSD, representing KI
Member of DSD Consensus Chicago 2005
 NICHD Growing up with DSD 2014


5 main publications with relevance to DSDnet (last 5 years)

  • Gidlöf S, Falhammar H, Thilén A, von Döbeln U, Ritzén M, Wedell A, Nordenström A. One hundred years of congenital adrenal hyperplasia in Sweden: a retrospective, population-based cohort study. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2013 Sep;1(1):35-42.
  • Strandqvist A, Falhammar H, Lichtenstein P, Hirschberg AL, Wedell A, Norrby C, Nordenskjöld A, Frisén L, Nordenström A. Suboptimal psychosocial outcomes in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia: epidemiological studies in a nonbiased national cohort in Sweden. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Apr;99(4):1425-32.
  • Nordenström A, Frisén L, Falhammar H, Filipsson H, Holmdahl G, Janson PO, Thorén M, Hagenfeldt K, Nordenskjöld A. Sexual function and surgical outcome in women with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to CYP21A2 deficiency: clinical perspective and the patients' perception. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Aug;95(8):3633-40.  (awarded Faculty 1000)
  • Nordenström A. Adult women with 21-hydroxylase deficient congenital adrenal hyperplasia, surgical and psychological aspects. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2011 Aug;23(4):436-42.
  • Hirvikoski T, Nordenström A, Wedell A, Ritzén M, Lajic S. Prenatal dexamethasone treatment of children at risk for congenital adrenal hyperplasia: the Swedish experience and standpoint. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Jun;97(6):1881-3.