Prof Jacon Bergsland, MD, PhD

Member.

Oslo, Norway.

EDUCATION

  •  1972 MD University of Oslo Medical Faculty
  • 1973 -75 Intern -Central Hospital, Fredrikstad, Norway
  • 1974 -75 Intern, Lurøy og Træna Legedistrikt
  • 1975 -76 Resident -General Surgery, Kristinehamn Hospital, Sweden
  • 1976 -81 Resident -General Surgery, State University of NY at Buffalo 1981 -83 Resident -Cardiothoracic Surgery, SUNYAB

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • 2001- Cardiac Surgeon, Interventional Center, Rikshospitalet
  • 2008- Medical Director, BH Heart Center, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 1997- International Director, Cardiovascular Clinic Tuzla, Tuzla,BIH
  • 1997-2001 Director Center for Less Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Kaleida Health, Buffalo, New York
  • 1985 -2001 Staff Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Buffalo General Hospital, New York
  • 1999 -2001 Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Millard Fillmore Hospital, New York,
  • 1995 -1996 Director Heart Transplantation, Buffalo, New York
  • 1992 –2001 Consultant, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo New York
  • 1988 – 1999 Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Buffalo, New York
  • 1983 -88 Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Buffalo, New York
  • 1983 -2001 Clinical Associate and Assistant Professor of Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo
  •  1976 -1983 Clinical Instructor of Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo.

MILITARY

  • 1974 -75 Royal Norwegian Air Force, Flight Surgeon – Captain
  • 1994 Major, Surgeon Normedcoy Unprofor Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Surgery 1992
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery 1993
  • FELLOWSHIP F.A.C.S. 1986
  • LICENSE: Norway and Sweden 1973
  • State of New York 1976 1976

GRANTS

  • Veterans Administration, Application of Tissue Gluing in Lung Surgery Using Fibrin Seal. $25,000.00 Principal Investigator 1983
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Uptake of Radionuclides in Transplanted Rat Hearts. $25,000.00 Principal Investigator 1985
  • Veterans Administration, Electrophysiology in Rejecting Transplanted Hearts. $54,828.00 Principal Investigator 1986-1988
  • Veterans Administration, Uptake of Myocardial Imaging Agents by Transplanted Hearts. $162,028.00 Co-Investigator 1986-1989
  • American Heart Association. Grant in Aid: Physiological Changes in Rejecting Cardiac Allografts. The Effect of Platelet Aggregation. $60,390.00 Principal Investigator 1988-1990
  • Veterans Administration, Effect of Platelet Activating Factor on Cardiac Xenografts and Allografts. $100,000.00 Principal Investigator 19891992
  • Veterans Administration. Merit Review. Uptake of Imaging Agents and Functional Changes in Cardiac Transplant. $295,000.00 Principal Investigator 1989-1991
  • American Heart Association, Physiological Changes in Rats Bearing Allografts. The Influence of Platelet Aggregation.î $60,000.00 Principal Investigator 19891992
  • Initiator and Coordinator American Health Alliance Partnership between Tuzla Clinical Medical Center and Buffalo General Hospital. USAID grant $2,000,000. 1995-1997
  • Research Grant from Helse og Rehabilitering. Ischemi under bankende hjerte kirurgi effect av shunt. Principal Investigator. 980 000 NOK 2004-2005. 11) Support Grant for academic cooperation, Rikshospitalet/ Cardiovascular Clinic Tuzla 1 000 000 NOK, Initiator and Principal Investigator. 2003-2005
  • Continued support for Academic Program Rikshospitalet// Cardiovascular Clinic Tuzla, 1 000 000 NOK. Principal Investigator. 2004-2006.
  • Development of an E-Health Portal for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rikshospitalet Oslo, Norway 5,400 000 NOK, 2008.

 CONSULTANT POSITIONS

  • Cardiothoracic Systems Inc, Cupertino CA (Consultant for Off pump coronary bypass surgery product line)
  • Guidant Corporation Inc , Minneapolis, Minn(Consultant for Off pump coronary bypass surgery product line
  • Medtronic Inc , Minneapolis, Minn (Consultant for Off pump coronary bypass surgery product line)
  • Medistim ASA, Oslo Norway ( Development and Marketing of Transittime Flowmetry in US and Worldwide)
  • JenaValve Inc, Munchen, Germany ( Medical Advisory Board Member for development of percutanous valve)
  • BIT Center Tuzla, Member of Steering Board
  • Business Incubator, Banja Luka, BIH

PUBLICATIONS

  • 123 publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • More than 50 published abstracts and numerous international and domestic presentations.