Sigurd Sparr, MD (NO)

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Occupation at present: Part-time Head physician Geriatric department, University Hospital of Tromsoe, part time Head physician at Dpt for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kirkenes Hospital.

Education:
1966 Cand.med University of Oslo
1977 Specialist of internal medicine
1978 Specialist in cardiology
1987 Specialist in geriatrics

Positions:
1969 Junior resident University hospital of Bergen
1970–1971 lung dpt., Junior resident University hospital of Trondheim
1971–1974 Junior resident Trondheim medical department
1976–1977 Junior resident medical department Aker hospital, Oslo
1978–1986 Head of medical department Kirkenes hospital
1986–1987 Senior resident geriatric section, medical department University hospital of Tromsoe
1987–2000 Head of geriatric section, Tromsoe
03/2000–01/2012 Head of geriatric department,Tromsoe

University positions:
1974–1977 lecturer of internal medicine, Amanuensis University of Trondheim
1986-present geriatrics,Teacher University of Tromsoe

Administrative positions:
Head of medical department Kirkenes hospital for 9 years
Medical director Kirkenes hospital for 5 years
1988-present Head of geriatric section and department, University Hospital of Tromsoe (UNN)
01/2007–01/2009 Head of internal medicine in Narvik Hospital

Special courses:
Several courses in different medical topics, at least 2 weeks a year
Eccocardiografic course St. Georges Hospital in London, 6 weeks
4 administrative courses given by the Norwegian medical association
1991–1993 Higher education of medical leadership and administration (Med-Led)
Fellow of the council of geriatric cardiology

Published papers on:
ECG-changes during bronchoscopy
Sic sinus syndrome and embolism
Haemodynamics and high blood viscosity in chronic pulmonary disease.
Cold and heart disease in the elderly.
Heart disease in the elderly
Medical ethics in the old
Ethical controversies in pharmacological treatment in the elderly

Other activities:
Head of the norwegian Alzheimer association. Member of the board of Alzheimer Europe (Honorary Secretary)
Leader of ”Council for clinical ethics” University hospital in Tromsoe