Hakan AlfredsonMD, PhD
Professor Hakan Alfredson is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and one of the worlds leading Consultants specialising in tendons. He received his PhD in Sports Medicine from Umea University in 1997, and subsequently received an Associate Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in 1999, and a full Professorship in Sports Medicine in 2002. He has been Doctor for the Swedish National Junior Ice Hockey Team, and was Physician for (Farjestad BK) in Sweden.
During the last 10 years his main focus has been to perform research on the chronically painful tendon. Collaborative work with Dr Ohberg at the Radiology Department and Professor Forsgrens group at the Anatomy Department has lead to the design of new treatment methods for especially the chronically painful Achilles and Patellar tendons, but also other tendons.
Professor Alfredson has over 150 published articles, and has been invited as a keynote speaker at international conferences in more than 20 countries.