Short CV/Education and training

Present position

    Senior consultant at the Department of Surgery, Breast Unit, Capio St Göran’s Hospital, Stockholm. Young Clinical Investigator Award from Swedish Cancer Society for 50% research position

Previous positions

  • 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


  • 1999
    medicine, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany

  • 1997
    concert diploma, violin, University of Arts, Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • de Boniface J, Szulkin R, Johansson ALV. Survival after breast conservation versus mastectomy adjusted for comorbidity and socioeconomic status: national 6-year follow-up on 48986 women. May 5, JAMA Surgery 2021

  • André C, Holsti C, Svenner A, Sackey H, Oikonomou I, Appelgren M, Johansson ALV, de Boniface J. Oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery offers low local recurrence rates and excellent survival rates despite worse tumour characteristics. BJS Open. 2021, 5(1) DOI: 10.1093/bjsopen/zraa013.

  • Zetterlund L, Celebioglu F, Hatschek T, Frisell J, de Boniface J. Long-term prognosis correlates with residual disease in breast and axillary nodes after neoadjuvant systemic therapy but not with initial nodal status. Br J Surg. 2020, doi: 10.1002/bjs.11963.

  • Frisell A, Lagergren J, Halle M, de Boniface J. Risk factors for implant failure following revision surgery in breast cancer patients with a previous immediate implant-based breast reconstruction. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020, 184(3):977-984.

  • Hartmann S, Kühn T, de Boniface J, Stachs A, Winckelmann A, Frisell J, Wiklander Bråkenhielm I, Stubert J, Gerber B, Reimer T. Carbon tattooing for targeted lymph node biopsy after primary systemic therapy in breast cancer: prospective multicentre TATTOO trial. Br J Surg. 2021, znaa083. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znaa083

Selected projects

  • The SENOMAC Trial:

  • OPBC-02/PREPEC trial

  • EUBREAST-01 trial

  • EUBREAST-03 AXSANA trial

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Oncoplastic Breast Conmsotrium (Swedish Representative, Study Group Member)

  • Swedish Association of Breast Surgeons

  • Swedish Society of Surgery

  • European Surgical Association


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Violinist, Languages, Language revision, Scientific writing

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two wonderful daughters 10 and 13 years of age.


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