Sverre E. Kjeldsen

Sverre E. Kjeldsen

NORWAY

 

 

 

 

Sverre E. Kjeldsen is Professor and Senior Consultant at the Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. His main research interest is the pathophysiology, epidemiology and treatment of human hypertension with close to 600 articles available on Pubmed. He has served as executive or steering committee member of several large outcome trials in hypertension (HOT, NORDIL, INSIGHT, LIFE, VALUE, ASCOT, ACCOMPLISH, SCAST) and currently working on Oslo Ischemia Study, Oslo RDN, ENCORED and BEAUTY. Dr. Kjeldsen was President of the European Society of Hypertension 2005-2007, he is a fellow the American Heart Association – the Council for High Blood Pressure Research, and he is a member of the 2003, 2007 and 2013 ESH/ESC Hypertension Guidelines Committees. Dr. Kjeldsen received his medical degree from University of Oslo in 1979, his PhD degree from University of Oslo, 1984, and he was a medical resident and fellow in Cardiology at Ullevaal University Hospital and Assistant Professor at University of Michigan 1987-89. He organized the 20th Scientific Meeting of the European Society of Hypertension in Oslo, Norway, June 18-21, 2010. His H-index was 56 in December 2012 with more than 23,000 citations and he was ranked on Thomson & Reuters list of the world’s most influential scientists in 2014.