Jul 12, 2017

New members


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Christine Rootwelt, MD
Eystein Skjølsvik, MD
PhD fellow
Pål Brekke, MD, PhD

CCI welcomes new center members.

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Christine Rootwelt, MD.

Christine Rootwelt got her medical degree at the University of Oslo, Norway. Her research focus is on arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, and she has a particular interest in risk stratification of VA in these patients. Her supervisors are Associate professor Kristina Haugaa, MD, PhD, Professor Thor Edvardsen, MD, PhD and Øyvind Lie, MD, PhD fellow.

Pål H. Brekke, MD, PhD works at the Dept. of Cardiology at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.

After graduating from the University of Bergen and residency at Vestfold Hospital in Tønsberg, Brekke has worked at Akershus University Hospital from 2002, and at Rikshospitalet since 2012. Brekke is a board certified Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.

From 2006-2010, Brekke was a PhD fellow at Akershus University Hospital (Ahus), focusing on markers of myocardial injury in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Concurrently, he held a part time position at the University of Oslo, teaching research methodology and epidemiology.

Brekke joined the CCI in 2017, where his research is focused on the development of new ultrasound technologies and methods. He is also employed part time by the Norwegian Research Council funded BigMed project, in which big data analytics are being employed to improve sudden cardiac death prediction and prevention.

Eystein Theodor Ek Skjølsvik, MD is a PhD fellow at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet

Skjølsvik got his MD at NTNU in 2002 He is a board certified Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology form Bærum Hospital, and the University Hospital of North Norway (Tromsø).

He started as a PhD fellow at CCI in March 2017. His PhD research is titled "Impact of exercise on myocardial function and ventricular arrhythmias in patients with cardiomyopathies" and "risk markers for sudden cardiac death in patients with valvular heart disease"

His supervisors are Associate Professor Kristina Hermann Haugaa, MD, PhD and Professor Thor Edvardsen, MD, PhD.

Kristin Nordvoll works as a nurse at Unit for genetic cardiac diseases, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.

Nordvoll works togehter with head of the Unit for genetic cardiac diseases, Kristina Haugaa, MD, PhD and nurse Katrine Onshuus Eriksen, providing crucial follow-up and screening family members of patients with genetic heart diseases.

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