Professor Kjetil Søreide

Stavanger, Norway

Dr Søreide went to medical school at the University of Freiburg in Germany. He then trained as a general and gastrointestinal surgeon at the Stavanger University Hospital in Norway, where he is currently practicing as a consultant surgeon in HPB. He has been adjunct professor at the University of Bergen, Department of Clinical Medicine since 2011 – at the time of appointment being the youngest professor of surgery appointed in Norway. In 2017/2018 he was visiting professor at the Department of Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and at the University of Edinburgh. He has also worked as a consultant hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon at the Oslo University Hospital. Specializing in General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, he has published over 300 PubMed indexed articles. He is the primary lead for several translational and clinical research projects in gastrointestinal cancer (pancreatic cancer, colorectal liver metastasis, colon cancer, among others). He has received several travelling fellowship awards, including the ESSO international fellowship award and the James IVth travelling fellowship. He is a member of several distinguished surgical societies, including the European Surgical Association, the International Surgical Group, and most surgical oncology and gastrointestinal surgery associations, including European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and European-African hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Association (EAHPBA). He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) and the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and was appointed a honorary fellowship for his work by the European Board of Surgery (FEBS hon). Starting as an editor assistant in 2007/2008, prof. Soreide has been an editor of the British Journal of Surgery since 2010 and serves on the editorial board of several other journals. He is currently a member of the education and training committees in ESSO and E-AHPBA and serves as the chair of the Norwegian Gastrointestinal Cancer Group (NGICG).He lives at the southwestern coast of Norway with his wife (also a physician) and their 4 sons.