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Rune Haaverstad

Rune Haaverstad, MD, PhD, Professor

Bergen University Hospital, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Jonas Lies vei
Bergen  5029
+47 55970520
+4792210911 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


MD 1982 (University of Trondheim, Norway)
Specialist General Surgery 1990
Specialist Vascular Surgery 1993
Specialist Cardiothoracic Surgery 1996
PhD 1996 (University of Trondheim, Norway)
Locum Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK 1998-1999
Locum Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK 2000-2001
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Trondheim 2004-2006
President, Norwegian Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery 2002-2012
President, Scandinavian Association for Thoracic Surgery 2015
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Bergen, Norway 2007 - dd

Chief, Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway 2007 -dd

Visiting Chief Cardiac surgery Black Lion Teaching Hospital, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia 2014-dd

Other Interests

Aortic surgery

Valve surgery

Valve repair

Thoracic cancer surgery

Chest wall reconstruction


Global health surgery


Heart valve studies, clinical

Intraoperative ultrasound, experimental and clinical

Myocardial protection, experimental and clinical

Lung cancer studies

Additional Educational Information

MD 1982

PhD 1996

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular
  • Minimally Invasive
  • VATS
  • Coronary disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Valve disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Pulmonary valve disease
  • Chest wall
  • Lung
  • Mediastinum
  • Trachea and bronchi
  • Trauma
  • Aortic arch anomalies
  • Adult congenital procedures
  • Great vessels
  • Aorta
  • Education