Otto Smiseth

Otto Smiseth

University of Oslo


Born in Norway July 26, 1949

Present Positions

  • Professor Emeritus, Institute for Surgical Research, Rikshospitalet, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Senior Associate Editor European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging

Previous positions:

  • Immediate past Head, Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • Past-Chairman Education Committee of the European Society of Cardiology

Training and degrees

  • MD, PhD and MHA. Specialist in Cardiology.

European Society of Cardiology Activities

  • Chairman ESC Education Committee (2008-2012)
  • Secretary and Treasurer of the ESC Board (2004-2006)
  • Councillor of the ESC Board (2002-2004)
  • Chairman of the ESC Working Group on Myocardial Function (2002-2004)

Fellowships / Honours

  • Commander, The Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav
  • Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • Honorary Member Norwegian Society of Cardiology
  • Fellow of The European Society of Cardiology
  • Fellow of The American College of  Cardiology
  • Honorary Fellow American Society of Echocardiography
  • Honorary Member European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Das Grosse Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutsschland
  • Membre Correspondant à titre étranger, Société Française de Cardiologie
  • Honorary Member Danish Society of Cardiology
  • Honorary Member of the Croatian Society of Cardiology

Major Publications

  • 260 PubMed articles, including 26 articles in Circulation, 21 in JACC and 17 in the European Heart Journal

Major Research Interest

  • Cardiac imaging and pathophysiology
  • Diastolic function
  • LV dyssynchrony


  • Patent: Non Invasive Regional Active Work Assessment: Novel tool for assessing regional and global myocardial work