Name : Erik Valdemar Stålberg


Date of Birth : April 21, 1936 in Sweden


Marital Status : Married to Eva, 3 children


Religion : Christian


Education :

Medical School: Uppsala University. Graduated in April 1963 from Medical faculty, Uppsala University, Sweden.

PhD Thesis 1966: Propagation velocity in human muscle fibres in situ, Department of Pharmacology, Uppsala University.


Academic Position :

Ass. Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology 1967-91, University Hospital, Uppsala.

Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology since 1991, University Hospital, Uppsala.

Professor emeritus since April 2001.



Has been mentor for a number of PhD students in Uppsala and abroad.


Teaching activities:

Except local teaching been organizer or faculty in numerous courses such as Keypoint courses, International EMG courses in Uppsala for more than 20 years, twice a year, SuperEMG (Ultra EMG) 1985-2020 (nearly every year), and webinars 2020-2022.


Present Clinical and Administrative Position :

Professor em., Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University Hospital, Uppsala.


Professional organizations:

Member of the:

Swedish Association for Clinical Neurophysiology

Deutsche EEG-Gesellschaft since 1977

AAEE (AAEM, AANEM) since 1978 On the Board of Directors of AAEE 1987-1989

EMG Commissions of the IFSCN. 1986-1989

Corresponding member of ANA since 1988.

Australian Neurological Association since 1990

Canadian Soc of Clin Neurophysiologists since 1990

Honorary member of The British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology since 1995

Honorary member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie, 1995

FRCP ( Fellow of Royal College of Physicians) 1997

Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Art (corresponding member), 1997

Check Med Ass (Purkinje), 1999

Honorary President of La Sociedad Espanola de Neurofisiología Clínical, 2005

Honorary member of IFCN, 2010


Organizer and Chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Research Group of Sweden

President of the International group for Quantitative Electromyography, 1988-1990

Convenor of Quantitative EMG and SFEMG congress in Uppsala, Sweden 2001


Chairman of the European Chapter of IFCN 1997-2005


Award from the Swedish Association for Biotechnology, 1976.



Grant Support:

Support from the Swedish Medical Research Council1964-2001.



About 400 papers and about 70 book chapters in clinical neurophysiology mainly in the field of electromyography. Scientific focus on studies of motor unit microphysiology and on the development of quantitative analysis methods in neurophysiology.

Also working in the development of Telemedicine – neurophysiology for national and international applications.


Networks in academia and industry:


Network within Inst of Neurosciences in Uppsala University, Polish Academy of Sciences, Ljubljana Med School, Catholic University Rome, Duke University, Turku University, University of Northen Norway.


Over the years he has been consulted by the Medical Equipment Industry. A contact with Medtronic, Copenhagen has lead to the development of a new EMG equipment, now internationally spread.

Collaboration with telecompanies has led to implementation of Telemedicine regionally in Sweden and in Baltic countries



Organized courses and symposia on Single Fibre EMG and on Quantitative EMG in different parts of the world.


1994, AAEM Distinguished Researcher Award

1994, University of Umeå, Mångberg´s award

1994, Swedish Medical Association, Thureus award

1996, Swedish Medical Association, David Ingvar´s award

1999, AAEM Lifetime Achievement Award

2008, Robert Schwab award, American Soc Clin Neurophysiology

2019, IFCN Stålberg Service Award

Editorial experiences:

Associate editor: Musle and Nerve, 1993-96

Editorial board:  EGG journal/J Clin Neurophysiology

Editorial board Archieves of Neurology

Editorial Board, International advisor J Neuromuscular diseases, 1999-

Editor: "Clinical Neurophysiology", vol 1

Referee for manuscripts from various journals


General interest

Prof Stålberg has developed a number of EMG methods such as SFEMG, Macro EMG, Scanning EMG and methods for quantitation of conventional EMG. He has studied the microphysiology in normal and diseased muscle. He has also worked on Telemedicine in neurophysiology for routine applications.