Per Hansson

Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Per Hansson, MD, DMSci, DDS, is a senior consultant, specialist in neurology and pain medicine at the Dept. of Pain Management and Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway and a fmr professor of clinical pain research at Dept. of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He received his dental and medical degrees from the Karolinska Institutet in 1979 and 1986, respectively, and his PhD in physiology at the same institute in 1985.  He was appointed associate professor of physiology in 1991 and professor of clinical pain research in 2000.

Peripheral and central neuropathic pain, somatosensory testing, endogenous pain controlling systems, functional brain imaging and translational pain medicine represent major areas of interest in Professor Hansson’s research.

Professor Hansson is a reviewer for many scientific journals and has served as co-editor of Pain Reviews, on the editorial board of Pain, Clinical Updates and is a former field editor for clinical medicine/neurology of the European Journal of Pain. He has published around 200 journal articles, position papers, reviews and book chapters, and has lectured at numerous conferences and symposia worldwide.  He is co-editor of 2 books published by the IASP Press.

From 2003-2006 he was president of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain. He served as Honorary Secretary of the European Federation of IASP Chapters from 2008-2011. He has served as external reviewer for the German Network on Neuropathic Pain, INSERM and the Wellcome Foundation sponsored London Pain Consortium.