Professor Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, FRCA graduated from the Medical School at the University of Lund, Sweden 1972, and became a Board certified Pediatrician and Anesthesiologist/intensivist 1981. He completed his PhD thesis at the University of Lund 1977.
From 1986 to 1988, Dr. Lindahl was a Consultant Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota USA. He returned to in Lund as Pediatric anesthesiologist/intensivist 1989. Appointed Professor in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, Sweden 1990 and from 1990 to 2001 also clinical chair Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Karolinska Hospital. From 1993 to 2000 in addition, academic chair, Department of Surgical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet.
Dr. Lindahl was a member of the Nobel Assembly for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1996-2012. Vice chair, 1999-2000 and chair 2001-2002 of the Nobel Committee. During 2008 vice chair and 2009 chair of the Nobel Assembly.