“Being the first child of four, I spent much of my childhood and adolescence taking care of my sisters, 3, 9 and 15 years younger than me. I suppose that is one reason why I always have found being with children being very enjoyable and easy. I suppose my professor in pediatrics in medical school at Gothenburg University noted my joy in interacting with children, because he proposed I should consider pediatrics as my specialty.
After my internship, I gave him a call. I had by then also noted that pediatrics was a very interesting specialty from a medical point of view, spanning over the widest range of diseases you find in any medical specialty. I have never regretted that call.
In 2016, after five years of pediatric training, one of which at Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital in Gothenburg and four at Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital in Huddinge, I became a board-certified specialist in pediatrics. During my training, my interest had broadened from just children, their development, diseases and health, into an interest in parenting and how parents best could be supported while bringing up their children and supporting them in health and in disease.
Since 2019 I have the opportunity to work at the advanced home care for children at Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital. I am so grateful to be a part of our team, delivering care at home to children from 0 to 18 years, encompassing the widest range of diseases, health conditions and severity imaginable.
I aim at serving as many parents as possible with pediatric knowledge through blogging, lectures, media interviews and writing. Unfortunately, I am not able to serve as a pediatrician through e-mail, social media contacts etc. I have no private patients and I have chosen to prioritize the severely ill children I care for at Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital. I hope for your understanding.”