Why are you here?
Medicine is a fascinating field filled with groundbreaking research, continuously renewing itself. Advanced cell therapy is developing quickly and has vast, untapped potential. Together with the strong team at Cellcolabs, I get to be at the forefront of cutting-edge treatments. Cellcolabs has the vision to bring novel stem cell research from the laboratory to advanced clinical therapy.
What is your background?
I am Norwegian by birth and hold an MD degree from Würzburg University in Germany, specialist training certification from Gothenburg University Hospital, and an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics. I believe that health is an essential part of society and is interdependent with a thriving economy. As a former department chief at Karolinska University Hospital and having spent many years in international assignments as president of Sweden’s Medical Association and The World Medical Association, I see my field of work as global – just as medicine is global.
Is there something else that we should know about you?
As only an anesthesiologist can, I am patient and persistent in my vocation and avocations. I enjoy the freedom and challenges of long-distance running, having completed marathons in Stockholm, Chicago, Paris and Berlin. I hope to run the New York Marathon in the not-so-distant future. Growing up in the countryside of Norway, I can handle a chainsaw and weld.
Chief Medical Officer