Professor Stephan Rössner
M 73, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge
SE-141 86 Stockholm
+ 46 8 5858 2483
Professor Stephan Rössner is currently the Director of the Obesity Unit at the Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge in Stockholm. He created a new clinical Obesity Unit at the Karolinska Hospital in 1982 and in 1990; he became Professor of Health Behaviour Research. Professor Rössner’s research has focused on the development of long term weight loss maintenance programmes. He has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals including the International Journal of Obesity and several textbook editorial committees and as an expert in numerous international scientific advisory boards. He has popularized obesity research in more than 1000 lay article, in TV-programs, theatrical performances and educational stand-up shows. Prof Rössner co-founded and chaired the Swedish Society for the Study of Obesity, in which he has served as President in 1990-98. From 1998 to 2002 Professor Rössner was the President of The International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO), having been the Secretary and President-elect since 1990. He was the Founding father of the International Obesity TaskForce (IOTF), and is the current Chair of IASO’s educational and Management Taskforce that oversees the ‘SCOPE’ program. He is also one of the founding fathers of Scope.