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Thor Andreas Alvegard

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Title: Retired Medical Educator

Company: Lund University

Location: Lund, Sweden

Thor Andreas Alvegard, Retired Medical Educator at Lund University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medical Research.

Dr. Alvegard taught with Lund University as an assistant professor in the ‘90s, but is better known as the former director of cancer epidemiology there from 2000 to 2008. His research has yielded developments in prognostic factors in soft tissue sarcoma, as well as innovations in high dose chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, and total body irradiation. In particular, Dr. Alvegard has been an active board member and economic advisor of the Scandinavian Sarcoma Group, a network of international physicians that works to target a specific group of tumors for research.

Born in Mysen, Norway, Dr. Alvegard earned an MD from the Free University of Berlin in 1968, and went on to complete a PhD with Lund University in 1989. He became a diplomate and assistant professor of Lund in 1991, and studied cancer treatments through much of the ‘90s. In the course of his research, Dr. Alvegard has been a contributor to numerous professional journals and has extended his collaboration to colleagues across the world. From 1999 to 2002 he was an active member of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society, or CTOS, in Chicago, Illinois, an American analogue to Dr. Alvegard’s Scandinavian Sarcoma Group in Sweden.

Dr. Alvegard is a recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and is recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert. He has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who’s Who in the World. Dr. Alvegard is the proud father of Tatjana Merete. In his free time, he enjoys travel and swimming.

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