Otto Smiseth

Otto A. Smiseth, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, FASE, Professor and Head of Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases, Oslo University Hospital

Otto A. Smiseth earned his MD from University of Oslo 1975 and a PhD in Medicine at Tromsø University 1983, as well as a Master of Health Administration in 1994. He was a Visiting Research fellow at University of California, San Francisco, USA in 1981, and a Visiting Postdoctoral Research fellow at University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada during 1982-84.
He is a specialist in internal medicine from 1989 and in cardiology from 1991, and has worked as a Resident at Ullevål, Aker Sykehus and Rikshospitalet. He has also been a consultant cardiologist at Aker Sykehus.
He became Professor II at the University of Oslo in 1995. From 2001 he has functioned the Head of the Department of Cardiology, Rikshospitalet, and in 2005 he became the Head of the Heart and Lung Clinic, Rikshospitalet. From 2009 he has functioned as the Head of Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases.

Photo: Øystein Horgmo, UiO

Otto Smiseth has had a number of positions in both Norwegian and International Medicine, this includes among others Head of The Norwegian Research Council Clinical Research Grant Committee, Head of the Grant committee of the Norwegian Council on Cardiovascular Diseases, President of the Nordic Congress of Cardiology, Member of the Board of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of the ESC and currently Chairman of the Education Committee in the ESC. He is also a member of editorial boards for several international journals.

He has published approximately 160 scientific articles, mainly in leading internationals journals and has guided 15 fellows for the academic doctor degree. He also collaborates with several national and international research groups.


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