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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Akervall was born 1960 in Linkoping, Sweden. After completing his military service he studied Theoretical Physics at Chalmers Technical University, Gothenburg, Sweden before going into medicine. Dr. Akervall received his MD at Lund University, Sweden, in 1990, where he also completed his otolaryngology residency training. He then successfully obtained a PhD degree, studying the clinical use of gene assays to test for head and neck cancer. This was followed by further training as a fellow in head and neck cancer surgery and reconstruction at the University of Michigan. Academically, Dr. Akervall has published innovative work in resection techniques and post-resection reconstruction of head and neck cancer. He holds a U.S. patent for an awarded surgical procedure. In addition, he has pursued the application of his gene analysis to clinical testing for head and neck cancer.