Otto Smiseth, physician to King of Norway and UCalgary alumn, visits on May 30

External Speaker Series

PO-Smiseth_600pxrofessor Otto A. Smiseth, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases
Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

“Assessment of LV Global and Regional Function using Speckle Tracking and Tissue Doppler”

Thursday, May 30, 2013
8 am, FMC C818
(In lieu of Journal Club)

Host: Dr. John V. Tyberg 403-220-6866

PLC Rm 4849
RGH Rm 3A136
SHC Rm 310159

About Otto A. Smiseth

Dr. Otto A. Smiseth is a professor of medicine and head of the division of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases at Oslo University Hospital in Oslo, Norway. He is also the personal physician for His Majesty, Harald V, the King of Norway. He and his group were the first to show that strain inthe myocardium could be measured by tissue Doppler. They also showed that myocardial strain and left ventricular twist could be measured by speckle tracking
echocardiography. Speckle tracking became the technique widely used in clinical research an is a part of most
echo machines.

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 1994. He was a Visiting Research fellow at University of California, San Francisco, USA in 1981.

From 1982-84, Smiseth was a visiting Postdoctoral Research fellow at University of Calgary where he worked with worked with Dr. John V. Tyberg.  From 1982 to 1984, Smiseth focused on cardiovascular physiology while a clinical resident at the Department of Cardiology, Foothills Hospital in Calgary, where his chief was Professor Eldon Smith, MD.

Professor Smiseth is an active member of the European Society of Cardiology, and is chair of the Education
Committee. In 2010, he was awarded the Norwegian Heart Prize for his life’s work.


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