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 subsequently did 2 years of rotational internship, and has worked 1.5 years as a physician in obstetrics and gynecology, 3 years in radiology and one year in pathology in Sweden. He subsequently moved to the United States with his wife, and since June 2020 he is working as a resident in pathology at Danbury Hospital, Connecticut.
He has contributed to Wikipedia since 2006, including a multitude of medical images. He is the creator and current editor-in-chief of WikiJournal of Medicine, a new Wikipedia-integrated, peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal. He is also the creator of Radlines and Patholines, containing open access guidelines in radiology and pathology, respectively.
Reusing my images
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.
- Image by Mikael Häggström, MD. Public Domain (CC0 1.0) (unless another license is given for the image)
- Image from the (medical) gallery of Mikael Häggström, M.D.. Last updated: 2023-02-02. Licensing (unless other license is given for image): Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication, used with permission.
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:
- Häggström, M (2014). "Medical gallery of Mikael Häggström 2014". WikiJournal of Medicine 1 (2). doi:10.15347/wjm/2014.008. ISSN 2002-4436. Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. Used with permission.
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).
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
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.
My featured pictures
Photographs by me
Young Tibetan equestrian.
Two women at Drepung Monastery, Tibet, wearing U-Tsang chubas.
Monks at the entrance to the Prayer Hall of Drepung Monastery.
Midsummer celebrations at Årsnäs, Sweden
Some other pictures
Tracts of the spinal cord
(labeled) Branches of external carotid artery
Side effects of nicotine
Thyroid hormone synthesis
1197 articles created as per April 2022, exluding redirects, for example:
- Reference ranges for blood tests (more than 90% of the text and numbers, and all the images)
- Table of muscles of the human body
- Pathogenic bacteria
- Childhood cancer
Entire list can be viewed at: List of article creations
Accounts on sister projects
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Edit summary terminology
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.
- LinkedIn page
- User:Mikael Häggström/Why I'm a Wikipedian
- User:Mikael Häggström/Funny edits
- Swedish account
- 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.