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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Karolinska Institutet and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Karolinska Institutet, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Karolinska Institutet include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Karolinska Institutet alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Karolinska Institutet are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Karolinska Institutet.

Sune Bergström and Ulf von Euler are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Karolinska Institutet?” and “Which celebrities are Karolinska Institutet alumni?”

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Ulf von Euler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Pharmacologist, Physiologist Ulf Svante von Euler ForMemRS was a Swedish physiologist and pharmacologist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1970 for his work on neurotransmitters.

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Sune Bergström is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Biochemist, Chemist Karl Sune Detlof Bergström was a Swedish biochemist. In 1975, he was appointed to the Nobel Foundation Board of Directors in Sweden. In 1975, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize ...more

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Lars Leksell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Physician, Surgeon Lars Leksell was a Swedish physician and Professor of Neurosurgery at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He was the inventor of radiosurgery.

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Hugo Theorell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Scientist Axel Hugo Theodor Theorell ForMemRS was a Swedish scientist and Nobel Prize laureate in medicine. He was born in Linköping as the son of Thure Theorell and his wife Armida Bill. Theorell ...more

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Pehr Victor Edman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Chemist, Physician Pehr Victor Edman was a Swedish biochemist. He developed a method for sequencing proteins, the Edman degradation.

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Torsten Wiesel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Torsten Nils Wiesel is a Swedish neurophysiologist. Together with David H. Hubel, he received the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for their discoveries concerning information ...more

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Ewa Björling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Politician, Physician, Dentist Ewa Helena Björling is a Swedish politician and a member of the Moderate Party. She served as Minister for Trade from 2007 to 2014 and as Minister for Nordic Cooperation from 2010 to 2014 ...more

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Klas Kärre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Klas Kärre Klas Kärre is a Swedish immunologist. Kärre received his doctorate in 1981 at Karolinska Institutet and is a professor of molecular immunology at Karolinska Institutet since 1993. In ...more

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Karl-Henrik Robèrt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Karl-Henrik Robèrt Karl-Henrik Robèrt, M.D., Ph.D., is a Swedish cancer scientist and an important figure in the worldwide sustainability movement. He is known for the Framework for Strategic Sustainable ...more

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Herman Bernhard Lundborg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Herman Bernhard Lundborg Physician Herman Bernhard Lundborg was a Swedish physician. He graduated in medicine at the Karolinska Institutet in 1895, and received his doctorate at the Uppsala University in 1903. He also habilitated ...more

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Tomas Lindahl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Tomas Robert Lindahl FRS FMedSci is a Swedish scientist specialising in cancer research.

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Nils Bejerot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Nils Bejerot Nils Bejerot was a Swedish psychiatrist and criminologist best known for his work on drug abuse and for coining the phrase Stockholm syndrome.

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Jan-Åke Gustafsson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Jan-Åke Gustafsson Scientist Jan-Åke Gustafsson is a Swedish scientist and professor in Biology, Biochemistry and Medical Nutrition. When he decided to move to Houston, Texas, USA, in 2008, the State of Texas decided ...more

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Sven Ivar Seldinger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Karolinska Institutet Alumni
Sven Ivar Seldinger Dr. Sven Ivar Seldinger, was a radiologist from Mora Municipality, Sweden. In 1953, he introduced the Seldinger technique to obtain safe access to blood vessels and other hollow organs.