Prof. Gustawa Stendig-Lindberg MD, LRCPI, LRCSI

CURRICULUM VITAE

  Prof. Gustawa Stendig-Lindberg

 Born:  Krakow, Poland, June 1st, 1926.
Arrived in Israel, January 1976 as a Research Fellow of Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
 

  Education         

 1958-1961  Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, MD 22.12.1961.
Graduated cum laude, awarded medical degree and qualified medical doctor Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Registered Swedish medical doctor 22.12.1961.

 1947-1952  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland.
Degree in Medicine LM, LRCPI, LRCSI [awarded: 5.12.1952].
Prize in Medicine 1951.
Honours in Physiology 1949.

Registered as qualified medical doctor in the Irish and British Medical Register 8.12.1952.

  Specializations         

1. Following specialization in physical medicine and rehabilitation, received Israeli Ministry of Health License no.5722 on 4.7.1977.
2. Following specialization in psychiatry, received Israeli Ministry of Health License No. 5472 on 18.10.1976.

  Title of Doctoral Dissertation         

"Magnesium - An Essential Metal. Extra-cellular and intracellular studies in various disease population."
Published in 4 different papers (#s 11,13,15,20).

  Names of Supervisors         

Prof. Leonard Goldberg, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
Prof. Harald Brodin, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm

  Further Studies         

 1975-1979  Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Research Fellow.
 1975
 Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Clinical Pharmacology.
 1973-1975
 Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Research Associate.
 1958
 Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Genetics.


  Academic Experience         

 Summer 1987  Consultant, Harvard University Health Services, Cambridge, Mass., USA.
 1984 to present:  Appointed Visiting Associate Professor to the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology,
                              Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
 1982-1984  Appointed Visiting Associate Professor to the Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.
 Summer 1980  Guest of Harvard University, Harvard University Health Services, Cambridge, Mass., USA, Lectures and Seminars.
 Summer 1979  Guest of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA, Research collaboration.
 Summer 1978  Guest at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA, Research collaboration.
 1977-1982  Appointed Visiting Researcher, later Senior Lecturer at the Department of Cell Biology and Histology ~
                    Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
 1976-1979
 As a Research Fellow of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm; allowed to work in Israel in collaboration with Tel Aviv University.
 1975-1979
 Research Fellow, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.
 1970-1975
 As Deputy Head of the Department of Physical Medicine and Medical Rehabilitation, at the Karolinska Institute,
                    School of Physiotherapy and at Karolinska Hospital teaching medical students.
 1966-1967  Department of Psychiatry, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (teaching and clinical work).


  Clinical Experience         

 1987-1996  Founder and Director, Back Rehabilitation Clinic, Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv; approved by Israeli Ministry of Health on 1.5.1987.
 1979-1987  Chief Physician Pain Clinic, 1/2 time appointment, Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv.
 1979-1995  Independent Scientist, 1/2 time personal appointment, Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv.
 1984 to present  Appointed Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology ~
                     Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
 1982-1984  Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
 1979-1982  Visiting Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Cell Biology and Histology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
 1977-1979  Visiting Researcher, Dept. of Cell Biology and Histology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
 1976-1979  As Karolinska Institute's Research Fellow; allowed to work in Israel in collaboration with Tel Aviv University.
 1975-1978  Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Research Fellow.
 1970-1975  Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Deputy head of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
 1970-1979  On Leave of absence from the State Work Assessment Clinic in order to hold appointments, as specified above, until personal
                    requested release in 1977.
 1969-1970  Physician at the State Work Assessment Clinic, Stockholm. Work Assessment and Medical Rehabilitation.
 1968-1974  Consultant in Psychiatry (part time) to the Stockholm County Family Advisory Bureau Solna-Stockholm, Sweden.
 1967-1969  General and University Hospitals, Stockholm, Psychiatry, Alcohol Diseases, Neurology and Internal Medicine.
 1967, May 24  Evacuated by the Swedish Embassy back to Sweden on eve of Six Day War.
 1966-1967  Invited by Professor Brull to work at the Tel Aviv University, Department of Psychiatry (Clinical work 1/2 and teaching 1/2).
 1965-1966  Invited to work in Israel at the Mental Health Station in Jerusalem and Ashkelon, Ministry of Health.
 1963-1965  Beckomberga Hospital, Bromma, Stockholm, Psychiatry. During this time also Basic Sciences and Neurology (one half year each),
                    and accompanied 50 chronic psychiatric patients in 1964 on a journey to Italy as part of a new experiment in psychiatric rehabilitation.
 1962-1963  Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Dept. of Psychiatry.
 1958-1961  Karolinska Institute, nostrification in all clinical subjects.
 1954-1958  Settled in Sweden, not allowed to practice, or nostrify, allowed only locum tenens posts which were in:
                    Medicine, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, Infectious Diseases, Surgery and Medical Rehabilitation.
 1952-1953  London Hospitals, Departments of Medicine and Surgery, House Surgeon and House Physician.
 1952  Tel Hashomer, Dept. of Orthopedic Rehabilitation, medical Exchange visitor.


  Academic and Professional Awards and Grants          

 1989  Harvard University, USA, Research Grant.
 1989  Blaine Co., USA, Research Grant.
 1987  Harvard University, USA, Research Grant.
 1986
 CIBA-GEIGY, Research Grant.
 1980
 Ministry of Health, Israel, Research Grant.
 1979  Ministry of Health, Israel, Research Grant.
 1976  Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Research Grant LM-210-5.
 1976  Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Gosta Miltons Donation Fund.
 1975-1978  Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Research Fellowship.
 1973-1976  Swedish Medical Research Council Research Grant, Vide Bergstrom, J and Hultman, E.
                    Projects no.B 77-19X-1002 aaB and B76-19X-2647-088.
 1973  Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Research Grant No LM-788-8.
 1951  Prize in Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland.
 1948  Honours in Physiology, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland.
 1947-1952  Great Britain Scholarship for Studies of Medicine.
 

  Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies         

 2000  Founder and Co-President of the Israel Society for Magnesium Research in Biology and Medicine ~ Israel.

 1992  Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.
 1987  Member American Academy of Physical Medicine and Medical Rehabilitation; Solicited Membership, U.S.A.
 1985  Full Charter Member of the American Society of Magnesium Research; Solicited membership, U.S.A.
 1984  The Israeli Society of Physiology and Pharmacology, Israel.
 1980  The British Society of Orthopaedic Medicine; Solicited membership, England.
 1980  The Israeli Society of Rehabilitation Medicine and Rheumatology, Israel.
 1979  Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in Great Britain, UK.
 1970  The Rehabilitation Medicine Section of the Swedish Society of Medicine, Sweden.
 1965  The Medical Association of Israel, Israel.
 1964  Fellow of the Swedish Society of Medicine, Sweden.
 1962  The Swedish Medical Association, Sweden.
 1952  The British Medical Association, England.

 1998  Member of the International Scientific Committee ~ 6th European Congress on Magnesium, Budapest Hungary.
 1997  Member of the International Scientific Committee ~ 8
th International Symposium, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
 1994  Member of the International Scientific Committee ~ 7
th International Symposium on Magnesium, Lisbon, Portugal.
 1991  Member of the International Scientific Committee ~ 6
th International Symposium on Magnesium, Indore, India.
 1988  Member of the International Scientific Committee ~ 5
th International Symposium on Magnesium, Kyoto, Japan.
 1985  Member of the International Scientific Committee ~ 4
th International Symposium on Magnesium, Blacksburg, Virginia U.S.A.
 1981  Member of the International Scientific Committee ~ 3
rd International Symposium on Magnesium Baden Baden, Germany.


  Active participation in Scientific Meetings and Invited Lectures         


      1. International Scientific Meeting Session Chairman:         

 2003  Chairman 10th International Magnesium Symposium, Session 10 “Skeletal”September 7-11, Cairns, North Queensland, Australia.
 2001  Chairman Session 4 “ Magnesium and Sport”, 7th European Magnesium Congress, September 19-21, Zaragoza, Spain.
 1998  Chairman Session “Internal Medicine”, 6th European Magnesium Congress Budapest, Hungary.
 1994  Chairman Session No.9 and No.10 ~ 7th International Symposium on Magnesium, Lisbon, Portugal.
 1989  Chairman Session IIIB, “Magnesium Biochemistry, Metabolism, Physiology, Laboratory Diagnosis”~
           International Congress on Magnesium Research, Tirgu-Mures, Romania.
 1976  Chairman of “Bone-Neuromuscular Session”, Second International Symposium on Magnesium, Universite de Montreal, Canada.


      2. Presentations at the Swedish Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of Medicine of Great Britain:         

 1978  Advances in Medicine Conference, Royal Society of Medicine of Great Britain, London.
 1977
 Annual Meeting of the Swedish Society of Medicine, Stockholm.
 1976  Annual Meeting of the Swedish Society of Medicine, Stockholm.
 1973  Annual Meeting of the Swedish Society of Medicine, Stockholm.
 1972  Annual Meeting of the Swedish Society of Medicine, Stockholm.
 1971  Annual Meeting, Swedish Society for Manual Medicine, in association with
           the Annual Meeting of the Swedish Society of Medicine, Stockholm.
 1969  Annual Meeting of the Swedish Society of Medicine, Stockholm.
 1967  Symposium on Swedish health care projects abroad, Swedish Society of Medicine, Stockholm.


      3. The Gordon Research Conferences, USA:         

 1996  Gordon Research Conference on Magnesium in Biochemical Processes, Ventura, California, USA.
Stendig-Lindberg, G.
"Long term oral Magnesium treatment in postmenopausal osteoporosis." 

 1984  Gordon Research Conference on Magnesium. Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA.
Stendig-Lindberg, G., Epstein, Y., Galun, E., Shapira, Y., Schonberger, E., Graff, E. and Wacker, W.E.C.
"Strenuous effort causes persistent lowering of serum magnesium." 

 1983  Gordon Research Conference on Magnesium. Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA.
Stendig-Lindberg, G., Varon, D., Graff, E., Schonberger, E. and Manoach, M.
 "The antifibrillatory effect of dibenzepin HClR is affected through a shift of divalent cations."

 1982  Gordon Research Conference on Magnesium. Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA.
Stendig-Lindberg, G.
 "Serum magnesium pattern in apparently healthy Israeli population."

 1980  Gordon Research Conference on Magnesium in Biochemical Processes and Medicine, Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA.
Stendig-Lindberg, G., Penciner, J. and Wacker, W.E.C.
 "Review of diluents reported to remove interference from other serum constituents, in AA estimation of serum magnesium concentration."

 1979  Gordon Research Conference on Magnesium in Biochemical Processes and Medicine, Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA.
Stendig-Lindberg, G.
 "Serum magnesium concentration - key biochemical factor in delirium tremens."

 1978  Gordon Research Conference on Magnesium in Biochemical Processes and Medicine, Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA.
Stendig-Lindberg, G. and Rudy, N.
 "Determinants of maximum voluntary muscle contraction force (MVC) in man."
 

      4. Plenary Session Letters:         

 

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