Thomas Mandl

Thomas Mandl

affiliated with the university, Associate Professor Rheumatology

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Name:              Thomas Mandl

Address:           Collins väg 53

                        SE-236 33 Höllviken


Mobile phone: +46/730/795322




  • Doctor’s examination: 15 January 1998

  • MD: 28 February 2001

  • Specialist in Rheumatology: 15 July 2007

  • PhD: ‘Autonomic dysfunction in primary Sjögren’s syndrome’ 5 June 2008

  • Specialist in Internal Medicine: 1 September 2009

  • Management education September 2008-September 2009

  • Associate Professor Rheumatology at Lund University 3 April 2012



  • Original publications in international journals: 57

  • Review assignments for the following international journals: Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis Care and Research, Arthritis and Rheumatology, Journal of Rheumatology, New England Journal of Medicine, Rheumatology and Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology.

  • Member of the EULAR Sjögren’s Task force.

  • Ongoing research projects:

  • Malmö primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) registry (MSSR)

  • Big data in primary Sjögren’s syndrome (BIG-DATA-SS)

  • Scandinavian consortium on Sjögren's syndrome (DISSECT) 



  • 1998-1999 Physician in Internal Medicine, Malmö University Hospital

  • 1999-2001 Internship, Länssjukhuset Ryhov, Jönköping

  • 2001-2007 Resident in Rheumatology, Malmö University Hospital

  • 2007-2009 Resident in Internal Medicine, Malmö University Hospital

  • 2009-2012 Specialist Rheumatology & Internal Medicine, Skåne University Hospital

  • 2012-2019 Sr Consultant Rheumatology & Internal Medicine, Skåne Univ Hospital

  • 2018-2021 Medical Advisor Rheumatology, Novartis Sweden

  • 2021-        Medical Leader Rheumatology, Novartis Sweden



  • Director of studies Rheumatology, Southern Healthcare Region 2010-2013

  • Treasurer, Swedish Society of Rheumatology 2014-2016

  • Unit responsible physician, Dept of Rheumatol, Skåne Univ Hospital, Malmö 2013-2018



  • Clinical Assistant Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, September 2001- June 2002

  • Lecturer in Rheumatology (Sjögren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, spondylarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, pharmacotherapy in rheumatology and pain physiology) for AbbVie, Biogen, BMS, Celgene, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, UCB, 2002- (approximately 20 lectures/year)

  • Author of 6 textbook chapters

  • Main supervisor for PhD student Peter Olsson, PhD 20 Sept 2019

  • Main supervisor for PhD student Anna M Nilsson, PhD 29 Nov 2019

  • Assistant supervisor for PhD student Oskar Hammar, PhD 1 March 2013

  • Assistant supervisor for PhD student Anna Eberhard 2020-



  • Autonomic neuropathy in pSS, ACR 2010, Atlanta, USA, 9 Nov 2010.

  • Reumatologi, Svensk Internmedicinsk förening, Göteborg, 29 Sept 2014.

  • Pulmonary manifestations in pSS, ACR 2015, San Francisco, USA, 9 Nov 2015.



  • Abbottstipendiet i Reumatologi 2011 – 50.000kr.

  • ALF-YF, first period, 2012-2014 – 2.400.000kr.

  • ALF-YF, second period, 2015-2017 – 2.400.000kr.

  • ALF-YF, third period, 2018-2020 – 1.900.000kr.



  • PhD opponent:

  • Marika Kvarnström, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm 9 May 2014.

  • Lilian Vasaitis, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala 10 June 2017.

  • Dissertation board:

  • Emma Haglund, Lunds Universitet, Lund 8 Nov 2013.

  • Caroline Feldthusen, Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg 18 Sept 2015.

  • Hans Lindgren, Lunds Universitet, Helsingborg 22 Apr 2016.

  • Vijay Balasingh, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm 7 Sept 2017.

  • Karina Malm, Lunds Universitet, Lund 17 Nov 2017.

  • Elisabet Mogard, Lunds Universitet, Lund 12 Oct 2018.



  • Born 6 February 1973, Austrian citizen

  • One daughter Helene, born 2004.

  • Languages:

    • Mother tongue Swedish, fluent in English, German, high school studies in French



  • Associate Professor Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, Skåne University Hospital.

  • Medical Leader Rheumatology, Novartis Sweden.



-57 publications

-6 text book chapters

-H-index 24

-10 most important publications:

1. Andreasson K, Ohlsson B, Mandl T. Increased levels of faecal calprotectin in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome are associated with concomitant gastrointestinal disease. Arthritis Res Ther 2016;18:9.

2. Nilsson AM, Diaz S, Theander E, Hesselstrand R, Ekberg O, Piitulainen E, Wollmer P, Mandl T. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a common finding in never-smoking patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome. J Rheumatol 2015; 42: 464-71.

3. Mandl T, Schjoedt Joergensen T, Skougaard Nielsen M, Olsson P, Kristensen LE. Work disability in newly diagnosed patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome. J Rheumatol 2017;44:209-15.

4. Theander E, Mandl T. Primary Sjögren's syndrome: The diagnostic and prognostic value of salivary gland ultrasonography using a simplified scoring system. Arthritis Care Res 2014; 66;1102-7.

5. Mandl T, Diaz S, Ekberg O, Hesselstrand R, Piitulainen E, Wollmer P, Theander E. Longterm follow-up of pulmonary function in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome. Rheumatology 2012; 51: 941-6.

6. Mandl T, Hammar O, Theander E, Wollmer P, Ohlsson B. Autonomic nervous dysfunction development in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome – a follow-up study. Rheumatology 2010; 49: 1101-6.

7. Hammar O, Ohlsson B, Wollmer P, Mandl T. Impaired gastric emptying in primary Sjögren’s syndrome. J Rheumatol 2010; 11;2313-8.

8. Mandl T, Granberg V, Apelqvist J, Wollmer P, Manthorpe R, Jacobsson LT. Autonomic symptoms in primary Sjögren's syndrome. Rheumatology 2008;47:914.

9. Mandl T, Wollmer P, Manthorpe R, Jacobsson LT. Autonomic and orthostatic dysfunction in primary Sjögren’s syndrome. J Rheumatol 2007;34:1869-74.

10. Mandl T, Marsal J, Ohlsson B, Andreasson K. Severe intestinal dysbiosis is common in primary Sjögren’s syndrome and associated with disease activity. Arthritis Res Ther 2017;19:237.



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