Short CV/Education and training

Present position

  •  
    Senior consultant at the Dept. of Surgery, Breast Unit, Capio St Göran’s Hospital, Stockholm; 50% clinical duties, remaining 50% combination of a SSMF (Swedish Society for Medical Research) position (SSMF researcher) and a grant as Clinical Researcher (SLL/KI), overall 50% research activity.

Previous positions and periods of appointment

  • 2009 – 2016
    Consultant, Departmanet of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm

  • 2007 – 2008
    Consultant, colorectal unit, Department of Surgery, Southern General Hospital Stockholm

  • 2006 – 2009
    Consultant, Department of Surgery, Central Hospital, Västerås

  • 2001 – 2002
    Registrar, Trauma Unit, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur University Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

  • 2001 – 2006
    Registrar, General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Central Hospital, Västerås

  • 2001
    German and Swedish medical degree/board certification

  • 1999 – 2001
    Internship, Department of Surgery, Central Hospital, Västerås

Specialist certification or equivalent

  • 2006
    Consultant in general surgery;

  • 2011
    Certification as breast surgeon;

  • 2012
    Certification as breast oncoplastic surgeon

Qualification required for appointment as a docent

  • 2014
    Karolinska Institutet

Degree of Doctor/PhD

  • 2005
    ”Depression in patients with chronic hepatitis C before and during treatment with interferon alpha and ribavirin” at Medical Faculty, Charité, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany; supervisor: Matthias Rose

  • 2007
    ”Sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer patients – clinical and immunological aspects”, Uppsala University; supervisor: Leif Bergkvist

Higher education qualification(s)

  • 1999
    medicine, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • Zetterlund L, Arnrup H, Stemme S, de Boniface J: Incidence of and risk factors for sentinel lymph node metastases in patients with a postoperative diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ. Br J Surg 2013, 101(5):488-94.

  • Eriksson M, Anveden L, Celebioglu F, Dahlberg K, Meldahl I, Lagergren J, Eriksen C, de Boniface J: Radiotherapy in implant-based immediate breast reconstruction: risk factors, surgical outcomes and patient-reported outcome measures in a large Swedish multicenter cohort. Breast Ca Res Treat 2013, 142(3):591-601.

  • Adam H, Bygdeson M, de Boniface J: Oncological safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction in breast cancer – a Swedish matched cohort study. EJSO 2014 Aug 20 [Epub ahead of print]*

  • Miyan M, Schmidt-Mende J, Kiessling R, Poschke I, de Boniface J: Differential T-cell expression in tumor and sentinel node from early-stage breast cancer patients and their association to molecular subtypes. J Translat Med 2016. 14(1):227.

  • Frisell A, Lagergren J, de Boniface J: National study of the impact of patient information and involvement in decision-making on immediate breast reconstruction rates. Br J Surg 2016. Aug 23 [e-pub ahead of print]

  • De Boniface J, Frisell J, Bergkvist L, Andersson Y: Axillary recurrence after a negative sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer: 10-year follow-up of the Swedish Multicenter Cohort Study. Br J Surg 2017. 104(3):238-247.

  • De Boniface J, Frisell J, Bergkvist L, Andersson Y, Ahlgren J, Rydén L, Olofsson Bagge R, Sund M, Johansson H: Survival and axillary recurrence following sentinel node-positive breast cancer without completion axillary lymph node dissection: the randomized controlled SENOMAC trial. BMC Cancer 2017. 17(1):379.

  • Zetterlund L, Celebioglu F, Axelsson R, de Boniface J, Frisell J: Swedish prospective multicenter trial on the accuracy and clinical relevance of sentinel lymph node biopsy before neoadjuvant systemic therapy in breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2017. 163(1):93-101.

  • Zetterlund L, Frisell J, Zousos A, Axelsson R, Hatschek T, de Boniface J, Celebioglu F: Swedish prospective multicenter trial evaluating sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant systemic therapy in clinically node-positive breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2017. 163(1):103-110.

  • De Boniface J, Frisell J, Bergkvist L and Andersson Y. Breast-conserving surgery followed by whole-breast irradiation may offer survival benefits over mastectomy without irradiation through a decreased rate of axillary recurrences in early breast cancer. Submitted 8/2017.

  • Adam H, Docherty Skogh AC, Edsander Nord Å, Schultz I, Gahm J, Hall P, Frisell J, Halle M, de Boniface J. Risk of recurrence and death in breast cancer patients after delayed deep inferior epigastric perforator flap reconstruction. Submitted 9/2017.


Selected projects

  • The SENOMAC Trial: www.senomac.se

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Scientific secretary

  • Swedish Association of Breast Surgeons

  • Swedish Society of Surgery

  • EUBREAST

  • Oncoplastic Breast Consortium (Swedish representative)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Research collaborations


Soft Skills

  • Violinist, Languages, language revision, scientific writing.


Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two wonderful daughters 6 and 9 years of age.


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