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User:Mikael Häggström

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User description[edit]

In 2019

Mikael Häggström (also Mikael Haeggstroem[Name note]) is a Doctor of Medicine, and the creator of WikiJournal of Medicine, as well as the medical resources Patholines and Radlines.

He was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is a grandchild of Estonian historian Karin Aasma. He grew up in Uddevalla on the Swedish west coast. He decided to become a doctor while backpacking for half a year in 2005, taking the Trans-Siberian train to China and crossing the Himalayas from Tibet to Nepal. He graduated from Uppsala University, Faculty of Medicine, Sweden, in 2013. He completed 2 years of rotational internship, and worked 1.5 years as a physician in obstetrics and gynecology, 3 years in radiology and one year in pathology in Sweden. He completed residency in pathology at Danbury Hospital, Connecticut, in 2024. He is currently a fellow in clinical informatics at the University of Minnesota.

He has contributed to Wikipedia since 2006, including a multitude of medical images. He is the creator of WikiJournal of Medicine, a Wikipedia-integrated, peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal,[1] and served as its editor-in-chief from 2014 to 2024. He is also the creator of Radlines and Patholines, containing open access guidelines in radiology and pathology, respectively.

Reusing my images[edit]


Finding the license of the picture in Wikipedia.

For editors wanting to know what attribution to use when including one of my pictures in a work: Click the image to see its licensing (seen in bottom right corner, pictured). CC0 means that the image is in the Public Domain under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication which means that you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the works, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. If you still want to add an attribution, you may write for example:

  • By Mikael Häggström.



If the license has "SA" or "share-alike" in its name, then a license description should be included in the attribution as well, such as "released under the Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license". If there the image description mentions several authors, an addition such as "Created by [other image author(s)] and Mikael Häggström, MD".

Essentially all my images up to 2014 are included in an image collection which may also be attributed as:

Attributions may be written in the image caption, or in a separate reference list.

Images created after December 2018 have been sorted into categories at: Commons:Category:Mikael Häggström (with an ongoing process to sort even earlier images to there as well).

Informed consent[edit]

For radiology images uploaded by me as own work, written or verbal informed consent has been obtained for online publication from all depicted individuals.

For pathology images, consent from the patient or patient's relatives is regarded as redundant, because of absence of identifiable features (List of HIPAA identifiers) in the media and case information (See also HIPAA case reports guidance).

High resolution versions[edit]

The image version of highest resolution is generally found by clicking the "Full resolution" link, located below the image on its description page.


I am now most active in Wikiversity, as editor-in-chief of Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. In Wikipedia, I frequently add radiologic images (with written consent from the subjects), and I often correct or add to the prose of articles.


I use Inkscape, GIMP and MS Paint to create images.

My featured pictures[edit]

Photographs by me[edit]

Some other pictures[edit]


1197 articles created as per April 2022, exluding redirects, for example:

Entire list can be viewed at: List of article creations

Accounts on sister projects[edit]

Project Username
Wikipedia w:User:Mikael Häggström
Wikimedia Commons commons:User:Mikael Häggström
Wikiversity v:User:Mikael Häggström
Wiktionary wikt:User:Mikael Häggström
Wikibooks b:User:Mikael Häggström
Wikiquote q:User:Mikael Häggström
Wikisource s:User:Mikael Häggström
Metawiki meta:User:Mikael Häggström
wikimediastrategy strategy:User:Mikael Häggström

Edit summary terminology[edit]

In my edit summaries, + means "addition of ..." and (a dash) means "removal of ...". For verbs that may not be found in a standard dictionary, those ending with the past tense suffix -ed should correlate with a common noun or verb (or abbreviation thereof), or at least established Wikipedia terminology, after removal of that suffix. Similarly, a prefix of de- should mean an opposite, a negation or a removal of whatever verb follows. For example, "de-DABed" would mean an edit that makes an article no longer being a disambiguation page. For still incomprehensible terminology, please notify me on talk page.


See also[edit]

Footnotes and links[edit]

^a Link to edit counter. Detailed analysis
^b Legal and personal name in the United States is Mikael Haeggstroem, whereas legal and personal name in Sweden is Mikael Häggström.


  1. ^ Masukume, Gwinyai; Heilman, James; Häggström, Mikael (24 May 2016). "Why getting medical information from Wikipedia isn't always a bad idea". The Conversation. Retrieved 26 May 2016.