DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVO
Björn Ekesten graduated from the veterinary programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in 1987. He defended his PhD in 1994 and became a diplomate of the ECVO in 1997. Dr. Ekesten’s research then brought him to the U.S., where he was visiting scientist at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York and later held a position as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Clinical Electrodiagnostics in the School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In 2007, he was appointed Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology at SLU. Björn Ekesten has also been a board member and served as President of both the ESVO and ECVO. Strong professional interests are retinal physiology and pathophysiology and Dr. Ekesten has studied retinal function and hereditary and non-hereditary retinal diseases in a number of species ranging from the mouse to the horse.