Dr David Konrad

Managing Director, Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care
Karolinska University Hospital

Dr. Konrad has over 20 years of experience as a physician, specialized in intensive care including various management positions within Karolinska University Hospital. Dr. Konrad studied medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and spent half-a-year at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, USA (Critical Care and Trauma).

After finishing his specialist training in anesthesia and intensive care at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm 2004, Dr. Konrad entered the postgraduate training program for Intensive Care Medicine by Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (SSAI).  In parallel he concluded his PhD thesis entitled “Cardiac function in experimental septic and non-septic conditions; with special reference to the endothelin system”. Since then, Dr Konrad’s main research focus has encompassed prediction and outcome of patients-at-risk, and he has been the main tutor of two PhD students presenting their theses in 2013 and 2015. In addition, Dr Konrad has held various managerial positions at the Karolinska University Hospital such as Medical Director and Consultant at the Central Intensive Care Unit and Head of Dept of Anesthesia, Surgical services and Intensive Care in Solna. Since June 2015 he holds the position as Managing Director for Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care and is a member of the top management group at Karolinska University Hospital.