Tommy Andersson

Chair: Prof Tommy Andersson
Chair, Examination Committee

Present positions:

  • Professor of Neurointervention, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium.
  • Senior Consultant in Neurointervention, Department of Neuroradiology, Karolinska University Hospital
  • Director for Education in Neuroendovascular Treatment, Karolinska University Hospital
  • Shared director for the Section of Neurointervention and Angiography at KERIC (Karolinska Experimental Research and Imaging Centre)
  • Chairman of the Swedish national quality registry EVAS (EndoVascular therapy for Acute ischemic Stroke) 
  • Chairman of the Examination Committee and member of the Executive Committee at ESMINT (European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy)
  • Former chairman of the Swedish Society of Neuroradiology

Invited lecturer and teacher at international congresses and courses:

  • >300 occasions since 2004 (dural fistulas, arteriovenous malformations, intracerebral aneurysms, subarachnoid hemmorhage, vasospasm, acute stroke, intracraniell stenting, intracranial arteriosclerotic disease, spinal vascular malformations, CNS vasculitis, extracranial stenting)
  • Resident’s best lecturer award Beitostölen, Norway, March 2007 and April 2011 (Scandinavian course in vascular neurosurgery)
  • Visiting Professor, Manila, The Philippines, April, 2008 (acute stroke, dural fistulas) and February 2012 (acute stroke, arteriovenous malformations)
  • Awarded "Torgny Greitz-lecturer" 2016

Organiser for international courses:

  • In cooperation with Ev3/Covidien/Medtronic organised 40 courses in the management of acute ischemic stroke since 2011
  • Organised 3 Nordic-Baltic conferences in neurointerventional therapy
  • In conjunction with the Swedish Society of Neuroradiology organised 2 annual “Torgny Greitz lectures”
  • Co-organizer of the ECMINT course cycle, Oxford, UK and responsible for the ESMINT Diploma Examination, Nice, France

National registries

Responsible, Chairman of the Steering Committee, for the Swedish national registry “EVAS” (Endovascular treatment in acute ischemic stroke)


>100 original peer-reviewed articles, 15 book chapters, numerous abstracts

Principal Investigator:

  • Responsible for preclinical animal testing at KERIC of “TREVO” endovascular thrombectomy device
  • PI, FIM-study for “IRIIS/Capture” endovascular thrombectomy device
  • Co-PI, European PI for the ARISE-II study (multicentre RCT)
  • PI, FIM-study for “Golden Retriever” endovascular thrombectomy device


  • Stroke
  • Journal of Interventional Surgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • British Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Clinical Neuroradiology
  • Acta Neurochirurgica
  • Neurosurgery
  • International Journal of Stroke
  • Acta Neurologica Belgica

Editorial board:

  • The EJMINT Journal (Europe)
  • Neurointervention (Korea)
  • The Stroke Interventionalist (USA)


  • Olli Tähtinen, “Stent-assisted Endovascular Therapy of Complex Intracranial Aneurysms”. PhD-thesis, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, November 2014
  • Niels Fockaert, “Mechanical endovascular thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke in Belgium: a retrospective multicenter case study”. Master-thesis, University of Leuven, May, 2015

Dissertation Committee:

Johnson Ho, “Generation of Patient Specific Finite Element Head Models”, KTH
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, December, 2008