Prof. Dr. Ludger Grote
Sleep Disorders Center
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Past President (2007 – 2011)
Swedish Sleep Society
Ludger Grote is the medical director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. After medical training at the Zeitreihenlabor, University of Marburg, Germany, (headed by Herman Peter) he joined the research group of Jan Hedner as a post-doc in 1998. Today he is an Associate Professor at the Sahlgrenska Academy and supervisor for several PhD thesis in research areas related to sleep medicine.
He published more than 100 papers on sleep research and sleep medicine with a focus on methodology, sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease, and restless legs. He is active in the European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA) Network and the Swedish Sleep Apnea Registry (SESAR). He is member of the ESRS since 1996 and serves the society currently as the chair of the Executive Committee of the Assembly of National Sleep Societies (EC-ANSS), and as member of the Sleep Medicine Committee and the ERS-ESRS task force. He was former president of the Swedish Sleep Society (2007-2011), and is currently now responsible for educational activities.