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Sverre E. Kjeldsen

Sverre E. Kjeldsen is Professor and Senior Consultant at the Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway and Adjunct Professor 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 more than 650 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 he is currently working on Oslo Ischemia Study, IDA, Oslo RDN, ENCOReD, DISTINCT, BEAUTY and TOMMORROW. Dr. Kjeldsen was President of the European Society of Hypertension 2005-2007, fellow of ESC and past-member of Working Group Hypertension and the Heart, fellow the American Heart Association – the Council for High Blood Pressure Research, fellow of American College of Cardiology and he is a member of the 2003, 2007, 2013 and 2018 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 74 in November 2018 with more than 41,300 citations by 28,416 articles and he was ranked by Thomson Reuter in 2014 and 2016 among the most Highly Cited Researchers 2002-2016. In June 2018 he received the Alberto Zanchetti Life Time Achievement Award by the European Society of Hypertension.