Photo of Torbjörn HolmProfessional title: Professor of Surgery

Year of primary qualification: 1983

Current institution: Division of Coloproctology, Centre of Surgical Gastroenterology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Title of presentation: Multivisceral resection (Symposium: Multimodal approach to metastatic colorectal cancer)

Clinical/research background

Dr Torbjörn Holm went to medical school at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and graduated in 1981. After his basic medical education and a surgical training program at Falu Lasarett and St. Görans Hospital in Stockholm, he certified as surgeon in 1988. In October 1988 he was appointed staff surgeon at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, where he has remained since.

For the last twenty years, Dr Holm has focused on colorectal surgery with a special interest in colorectal cancer surgery, especially locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. Dr Holm defended his thesis 'Rectal Cancer - Aspects on Preoperative Radiation, Surgery and Local Recurrence' in 1996 and has continued his research in this field. Presently, Dr Holm is Professor of Surgery at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and Senior Consultant Surgeon at the Division of Coloproctology, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm .

Relevant peer-reviewed publications

  1. Palmer G, Anderin C, Martling A, Holm T. Local control and survival after extralevator abdominoperineal excision for locally advanced or low rectal cancer. Colorectal Dis. 2014 Jul;16(7):527-32.
  2. Pettersson D, Glimelius B, Iversen H, Johansson H, Holm T, Martling A. Impaired postoperative leucocyte counts after preoperative radiotherapy for rectal cancer in the Stockholm III Trial. Br J Surg. 2013 Jun;100(7):969-75.
  3. Anderin C, Granath F, Martling A, Holm T. Local recurrence after prone vs supine abdominoperineal excision for low rectal cancer. Colorectal Dis. 2013
  4. Anderin C, Martling A, Lagergren J, Ljung A, Holm T. Short-term outcome after gluteus maximus myocutaneous flap reconstruction of the pelvic floor following extra-levator abdominoperineal excision of the rectum. Colorectal Dis. 2012
  5. Buchli C, Martling A, Arver S, Holm T. Testicular function after radiotherapy for rectal cancer--a review. J Sex Med. 2011 Nov;8(11):3220-6.
  6. Palmer G, Martling A, Cedermark B, Holm T. Preoperative tumour staging with multidisciplinary team assessment improves the outcome in locally advanced primary rectal cancer. Colorectal Dis. 2011 Dec;13(12):1361-9.
  7. Anderin C, Martling A, Hellborg H, Holm T. A population-based study on outcome in relation to the type of resection in low rectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 May;53(5):753-60.
  8. Rollvén E, Holm T, Glimelius B, Lörinc E, Blomqvist L. Potentials of high resolution magnetic resonance imaging versus computed tomography for preoperative local staging of colon cancer. Acta Radiol. 2013 Sep;54(7):722-30.
  9. Bernhoff R, Holm T, Sjövall A, Granath F, Ekbom A, Martling A. Increased lymph node harvest in patients operated on for right-sided colon cancer: a population-based study. Colorectal Dis. 2012 Jun;14(6):691-6.
  10. Pettersson D, Holm T, Iversen H, Blomqvist L, Glimelius B, Martling A. Preoperative short-course radiotherapy with delayed surgery in primary rectal cancer. Br J Surg. 2012 Apr;99(4):577-83.

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