Trauma Surgery Section Visitor

Professor Kjetil Soreide

Bergen, Norway

Kjetil Soreide completed his medical training at the University of Freiburg in Germany before returning to his home country of Norway in 2003. After completing mandatory internships to obtain full medical licence in Norway he went into a 3-year full research position funded by the Norwegian Research Council, leading to a PhD degree at the University of Bergen, Norway with the focus on clinical and molecular factor sin colorectal neoplasia. Pursuing an interest in clinical medicine as well, he at the same time was involved in trauma and emergency surgery projects. At the Stavanger University Hospital he completed training in general surgery, then did a fellowship in gastrointestinal surgery before he took up the post as a consultant surgeon at the same hospital. He has pursued clinical and translational research, resulting in over 200 publications, several book chapters and numerous lectures. He has supervised or co-supervised 12 PhDs, post-docs and masters- students. In 2011, he was appointed professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine at University of Bergen, becoming the youngest professor of surgery ever
appointed in Norway at the age of 34 years. From 2017/2018 he was a visiting professor and honorary consultant surgeon in the HPB unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, pursuing further hepatobiliary and pancreatic specialization under Professor James Garden. He has worked as an editor in the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association and was one of the inaugural editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Medicine where he was co-Editor-in-Chief for 11 years. He has been an Editor with the BJS (Br J Surg) since 2010, a position he still holds. He is married to his wife Annbjorg and they currently live with their four boys in the city of Stavanger on the west-coast of southern Norway.