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Stefano Romeo


Stefano Romeo is Professor in Molecular and Clinical Medicine at the Institute of Medicine at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University. 

He earned his Medical Degree at Campus Biomedico University in Rome in 2001, Italy and completed his residency in Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease in 2006 at Sapienza University of Rome. He moved to the Wallenberg Laboratory in 2011 after an Italian PhD fellowship carried out at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2006-2009), Dallas, USA, and a Clinical Lectureship at the University of Cambridge, UK (2009-2011).

Dr Romeo’s main research focus is the role of genetic variants in modulating serum lipid levels and metabolic liver disease. His research field ranges from genetic association studies in large cohorts to molecular genetics of human mutations.

Since 2014, he has been responsible for the Lipid Clinic at the Department of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The Lipid Clinic focuses on genetic testing and treatment of severe forms of hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia.

Dr Romeo received the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Academy fellowship in Medicine in 2017, the Novo Nordisk Foundation Excellence Project for Young Researchers within Endocrinology in 2014 and the Young Investigator Award from the European Atherosclerosis Society in 2008.

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