Jesper PeterssonDepartment of Neurology, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden F1000 Faculty Member (since 10 August 2010)
Jesper Petersson is currently Director of Research and Education, Department of Neurology at the Malmö University Hospital. He has held this role since 2004, when he was also appointed lecturer and Head of Department Neurology, Malmö, Institute for Clinical Sciences, Lund University. He has held consecutive appointments as Young Clinical Scientist for two three-year periods at the Lund Medical Faculty. He is Director of Medical Studies for the 9th semester. He has worked as a short term consultant at WHO. He heads the regional pharmacological committee in neurology and is vice-chair of the regional neurology board.
Dr Petersson was elected a member of the British Pharmacological Society in 1997.
Dr Peterssons clinical interest lies mainly in stroke. He is founding member of the Swedish SITS committee and founding member and vice-president of the ESRNH. Dr Jesper Petersson has extensive experience with clinical trials in acute stroke and unique firsthand experience with cooling in stroke. He was a member of the Steering Committee for the NOCSS-trial (Nordic Cooling in Ischemic Stroke Study). He has designed and started the Malmö Acute Stroke COoling Trial (MASCOT). He has been principal investigator in major sponsored acute stroke trials such as ECASS-1, CLASS, Emlimomab, POST, SAINT and FAST. He has been national investigator for the CHANT trial and now holds this position in DIAS-4 for Sweden. Dr Petersson has also been on DSCMCs, i.e. for Diamyd trials 1-3.
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