Dr. Harstroem was born and raised in Sweden. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical University of Lublin, where she graduated with the Highest Achievement Award. During her clinical training, she received Honors with Distinction degrees as an exchange student at Harvard Medical School, MA, as well as during her time at Cornell University-affiliated hospitals in NYC.
After medical school, Dr. Harstroem completed her internship and anesthesiology residency at Wake Forest University, NC, where she trained and conducted research with some of the leaders and world-renowned pioneers in the field of pain medicine and neuromodulation. This inspired her to further specialize within this developing field, and she subsequently completed a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. She is a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, Spine Intervention Society, American Interventional Headache Society, as well as the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Dr. Harstroem focuses on a comprehensive, multimodal approach to improve pain and functionality, with an emphasis on interventional procedures to limit opioid usage. Her goal is to see her patients return to the activities they enjoyed before they were limited by chronic pain conditions.