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HARTMAN Mikael

A/Prof Mikael Hartman has been practicing in Singapore since 2009 and is originally from Stockholm, Sweden where he received his training at Karolinska Institute. That is also where he received his board certification in General Surgery in 2005. Having completed his doctoral studies in the field of epidemiology in 2007, he specializes in the field of breast cancer etiology and prognostification as well as inheritance of cancer prognosis.

He heads a research group of more than ten members and is leading the development of the Singapore Breast Cancer Cohort, the Singapore-Malaysia Breast Cancer Working Group and the Breast Cancer Prevention Programme at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH).

He is a father of 3 children with a keen interest in skiing, hiking and mountain biking. In 2014 he made an effort to create awareness for breast cancer and research by riding a motorcycle from Singapore to Sweden.

Affiliations:

  • Associate Professor, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Joint)
  • Associate Professor, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Primary)
  • Senior Consultant, Breast and Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, National University Hospital

Research Areas:

  • Breast cancer etiology
  • Breast cancer prognostication
  • Inheritance of prognosis
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Trauma

Teaching Areas:

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Prevention and Control of Major Cancers in Singapore

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • MD. Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. 1997
  • Board certified in General surgery. South Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. 2005
  • Ph.D. Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. 2007

Awards/Honours:

  • Best Poster Presentation International Surgical Society (ISS) Meeting 2009, Adelaide, Australia
  • Recipient of NMRC Clinician Scientist Award 2013
  • Swedish Business Association of Singapore (SBAS) Recognized Award 2014
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Special Recognition Award 2015
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Special Recognition Award 2017
  • The Digital Mammographic DREAM Challenge 2017 (5th place of Sub-challenge 1 and 4th place of Sub-challenge 2)
  • Recipient of NMRC Clinician Scientist Award (Senior Investigator) 2017

Career History:

  • Consultant, Department of Surgery, South Hospital, Stockholm 2005 - 2007
  • Consultant, Department of Surgery, St Göran Capio Hospital, Stockholm 2007 - 2008
  • Consultant, Department of Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm 2008 - 2009
  • Consultant, Department of Surgery, NUH 2009 - 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS 2009 - 2012

Administrative Leadership:

  • Deputy Head of Initiative for Research & Innovation in Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, National University Health System, 2010 - Present
  • Director of Research Committee University Surgical Cluster, National University Health System, 2011 - 2018
  • Deputy Head of Breast Services, Department of Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore, 2014 - Present
  • Head of Breast Cancer Prevention Program, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, 2015 - Present
  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health Senior Management Committee, National University of Singapore, 2015 - Present
  • Member of Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, 2016 - Present
  • Head, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore, 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Dean (Research), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 2018 - Present
  • Deputy Group Director, Research Office, National University Health System, 2018 - Present

Selected Publications:

  • Sackey H, Hui M, Czene K, Verkooijen H, Edgren G, Frisell J, Hartman M. The impact of in situ breast cancer and family history on risk of subsequent breast cancer events and mortality: a population-based study from Sweden. Breast Cancer Research. 2016 Oct 18;18(1):105. doi: 10.1186/s13058-016-0764-7.
  • Ghoussaini M, French JD,..., Choi JY, Kang D, Hartman M.,... ,Dunning AM, Edwards SL. Evidence that the 5p12 Variant rs10941679 Confers Susceptibility to Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer through FGF10 and MRPS30 Regulation. For the Breast Cancer Association Consortium The American Journal of Human Genetics. 2016 Sep 3. doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2016.07.017.
  • Dunning AM, ..., Kang D, Lee SC, Hartman M.,..., Easton DF, Edwards SL. Breast cancer risk variants at 6q25 display different phenotype associations and regulate ESR1, RMND1 and CCDC170 for the Breast Cancer Association Consortium Nature Genetics. 2016 Feb 29. doi: 10.1038/ng.3521.
  • Mucci LA, Hjelmborg JB, Harris JR, Czene K, Havelick DJ, Scheike T, Graff RE, Holst K, Möller S, Unger RH, McIntosh C, Nuttall E, Brandt I, Penney KL, Hartman M., Kraft P, Parmigiani G, Christensen K, Koskenvuo M, Holm NV, Heikkilä K, Pukkala E, Skytthe A, Adami HO, Kaprio J; Familial Risk and Heritability of Cancer Among Twins in Nordic Countries. Nordic Twin Study of Cancer(NorTwinCan) Collaboration. JAMA. 2016 Jan 5;315(1):68-76. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.17703.
  • Tan J, Ong CK, Lim WK, Ng CC, Thike AA, Ng LM, Rajasegaran V, Myint SS, Nagarajan S, Thangaraju S, Dey S, Nasir ND, Wijaya GC, Lim JQ, Huang D, Li Z, Wong BH, Chan JY, McPherson JR, Cutcutache I, Poore G, Tay ST, Tan WJ, Putti TC, Ahmad BS, Iau P, Chan CW, Tang AP, Yong WS, Madhukumar P, Ho GH, Tan VK, Wong CY, Hartman M., Ong KW, Tan BK, Rozen SG, Tan P, Tan PH, Teh BT. Genomic landscapes of breast fibroepithelial tumors. Nature Genetics. 2015 Nov; 47(11):1341-5.
  • Lee CP, Choi H, Soo KC, Tan MH, Chay WY, Chia KS, Liu J, Li J, Hartman M. Mammographic Breast Density and Common Genetic Variants in Breast Cancer Risk Prediction. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 24;10(9):e0136650. eCollection 2015.
  • Michailidou K, Beesley J, Lindstrom S, .....,Hartman M., ..., Hall P, Easton DF. Genome-wide association analysis of more than 120,000 individuals identifies 15 new susceptibility loci for breast cancer for the Breast Cancer Association Consortium Nature Genetics. 2015 Apr; 47(4):373-80.
  • Cai Q, Zhang B, Sung H, ......,Iwasaki M, Hartman M., .... , Kang D, Zheng W. Genome-wide association analysis in East Asians identifies breast cancer susceptibility loci at 1q32.1, 5q14.3 and 15q26.1. for the Breast Cancer Association Consortium Nature Genetics. 2014 Aug; 46(8):886-90.
  • Lee CP, Irwanto A, Salim A, Yuan JM, Liu J, Koh WP, Hartman M. Breast cancer risk assessment using genetic variants and risk factors in a Singapore Chinese population. Breast Cancer Research. 2014 Jun 18;16(3):R64.

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