Anders Wanhainen

Anders Wanhainen, MD, PhD, is professor of Surgery and head of the Vascular Surgical Research Group at the Uppsala University, and clinical chief of the Section of Vascular Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.


Professor Wanhainen is a general and vascular surgeon who specializes in advanced open and endovascular surgery of complex aortic aneurysms and dissections. He has served as president of the Swedish Society for Vascular Surgery and council member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery.


Professor Wanhainen’s research interests include epidemiological and clinical aspects of aortic diseases, with special focus on pathophysiology, screening, surgical/endovascular repair, and medical treatment. Other areas of interest are vascular infections, carotid disease, extremity ischemia, and abdominal compartment syndrome. He has authored more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks, and is the supervisor for 20 PhD-students; eight who completed their PhD. Professor Wanhainen has been PI for several clinical research projects and was awarded The Swedish Surgical Society’s “Great Surgical Research Prize” in 2011.