Prof Ingrid Lundberg

Rheumatology Unit,
Department of Medicine, Solna,
Karolinska Institutet,
and Karolinska University Hospital,
Stockholm, Sweden

Prof Ingrid Lundberg completed her medical education at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden in 1977. Her rheumatology residency was completed at Skövde hospital and Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm. In parallel with clinical rheumatology service at Huddinge University Hospital, she completed her PhD with the title ”Clinical and immunological studies of patients with anti-RNP antibodies” at Karolinska Institutet in 1991. After her PhD she spent one year as a post doc at the neuromuscular laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester under Dr Andrew Engel to learn more about muscle histopathology and new techniques to study molecular expression in muscle tissue. In 1998 she was appointed associate professor in rheumatology and since 2003 she is full professor in rheumatology at Karolinska Institutet combined with a position as senior consultant at Karolinska University hospital. Dr Lundberg spends 1/3 of her time in research, 1/3 with education and 1/3 with clinical work. Since 2012 she is chair of the Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet.

After her return from Mayo clinic in 1993 she was recruited to Karolinska University hospital, Stockholm where she established a myositis clinic with a dedicated multidisciplinary team. This clinic has formed the basis of a translational research project with the aim to achieve improved understanding of molecular mechanisms that lead to muscle weakness in patients with myositis. She has also established national, SweMyoNet, and international multidisciplinary collaborations on myositis,, important for this rare disorder. Through the international MyoNet she has been in the lead of the development of a web-based myositis register, that now has more than 3 500 patients from 23 centers worldwide enrolled. Dr. Lundberg has also been leading a multidisciplinary project to develop new classification criteria for myositis, EULAR-ACR classification criteria for myositis.

As an active ACR member, Dr Lundberg has presented at a Clinical review course and with scientific lectures at ACR meetings. She has served as Advisory Editor and Associate Editor of Arthritis & Rheumatology and served as ACR Abstract Category Co-Chair for Muscle Biology, Myositis and Myopathies. She joined the International Myositis Assessment and Clinical Studies (IMACS) from the start in year 2000 and has contributed at the annual meetings with update on international initiatives. She has served the Swedish Society for Rheumatology, the Scandinavian Society for Rheumatology and EULAR as chair of Standing Committee of Education and Training (ESCET) and as member of the executive committee.

Dr Lundberg is the recipient of several distinctions and awards including the Scandinavian Journal Prize in Rheumatology Research (2001), The Swedish Rheumatism Association memory of Professor Nanna Svartz (2002), Honorary lecture “Börje Olhagen Lecture” The Swedish Society for Medicine (2002), Medal from Karl University, Prague, Czech Republic (2008), The major Wyeth prize in Rheumatology (2008), Karolina Prize for Quality care work in myositis, Karolinska University Hospital (2009), Master Award, American College of Rheumatology (2015) and The Excellence in Investigative Mentoring award, American College of Rheumatology (2016).