Prof. J. Grunewald, MD PhD
Johan Grunewald is professor of experimental respiratory medicine at the Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. He is head of the Respiratory Unit at the Department of Medicine and deputy dean of the Department of Medicine. He is also head of the Karolinska Institute Network for Circulation and Respiration. With a background in immunology, he has had a longstanding interest in sarcoidosis, using immunological tools to address questions concerning the etiology of sarcoidosis, and to reveal mechanisms of the inflammatory process in this disease. Also, genetic and proteomic research in sarcoidosis are of central interest. He has published approximately 130 original papers, reviews and book chapters and acquired several international grants for research in sarcoidosis. He is on the editorial board of Clinical Respiratory Journal, and is since 2005 a member of the executive committee of the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous disorders (WASOG). In 2008, he was appointed General Secretary of WASOG.