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Andreas Wladis


Disaster Medicine and Traumatology

My goal is to strengthen disaster medicine as an academic discipline and to develop traumatology as a clinical research area within the Swedish context.

My commitment as professor in disaster medicine and traumatology at BKV is to study disastrous events on both individual and societal levels to better understand how they occur, how they can be prevented, and how best to act once such events have occurred. We are an interdisciplinary research group with a unique diversity in expertise, and much of our research is focused on how to respond quicker and better after disasters and traumatic events.


Andreas WladisPresenting at the seminar 'Framtidens skadeplats', the accident site of tomorrow, as newly appointed professor in disaster medicine. Photo credit: Susanna Lönnqvist




A. Matovu, J. Loefgren, Andreas Wladis, P. Nordin, G. Sandblom, H. J. Pettersson (2024) Incidence of groin hernia repairs in women and parity: a population-based cohort study among women born in Sweden between 1956 and 1983 Hernia Continue to DOI


Thomas Ashley, Hannah F. Ashley, Andreas Wladis, Par Nordin, Michael Ohene-Yeboah, Rimantas Rukas, Vytautas Lipnickas, Isaac O. Smalle, Kristina Holm, Herta Kalsi, Juuli Palmu, Foday Sahr, Jessica H. Beard, Jenny Loefgren, Hakon A. Bolkan, Alex J. van Duinen (2023) Standardised Competency-Based Training of Medical Doctors and Associate Clinicians in Inguinal Repair with Mesh in Sierra Leone World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 47, p. 2330-2337 Continue to DOI


Cornelia Anne Barth, Andreas Wladis, Nobhojit Roy, Catherine Blake, Sanda Muhammad Kolo, Cliona O'Sullivan (2022) Ways to improve surgical outcomes in low- and middle-income countries Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Vol. 100, p. 726-732 Continue to DOI
Denise Bäckström, Andreas Wladis (2022) A cohort study of trauma patients in Sweden during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic: a small reduction in trauma admissions Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, Vol. 30, Article 12 Continue to DOI
Frederike J. C. Haverkamp, Tristan A. J. van Leest, Måns Muhrbeck, Rigo Hoencamp, Andreas Wladis, Edward C. T. H. Tan (2022) Self-perceived preparedness and training needs of healthcare personnel on humanitarian mission: a pre- and post-deployment survey World Journal of Emergency Surgery, Vol. 17, Article 14 Continue to DOI



  • Senior lecturer, Surgery
  • Senior consultant, Surgery 
  • 2017-2019
    Chief Surgeon of The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • 2022-2023
    Medical Expert for the European Union (CPCC)
  • 2008-2020
    Subject specialist in disaster medicine for The National Board of Health and Welfare