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Vilborg Sigurdardottir, MD, PhD

Medical director of heart transplantation at the Transplant Institute, Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 2008

Academy degree

2011 Mai Application for Associate Professor to the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg in process
2005 Sept Assistant Professor, PhD at the Cardiovascular Institution, Sahlgrenska Academy.
Universtiy of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Thesis: “The role of oxidized LDL and inflammation in the metabolic syndrome, diabetes and atherosclerosis” (ISBN 91-628-6582-X).

Educational degree

1997 Candidatus Medicinae et Chirurgiae, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

Clinical history and degrees

2009 Diploma course in Risk analysis and Adverse events reports Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
2008 University Hospital of Iceland, Chief physician Dep.of human Resources, organizing guidelines for ex.TBC screenings, accidental reports, hospital leadership courses for chiefs as well as supporting team for the staff in crisis.
2007-2008 University Hospital of Iceland, Attending Cardiologist (part time)
2007-2009 Private Firma for outpatients, Cardiac Clinic in Reykjavik, Iceland
2005-2007 Attending Cardiologist with expertise in heart failure and transplant cardiology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
2005 Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Swedish (and Icelandic) Cardiologist degree in Cardiology
2004 Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Swedish (and Icelandic) Internal medicine degree.
2000-2004 Fellowship at Internal medicine and Cardiology dep. Sahlgrenska Univ.Hospital
2000 Swedish medical licence
1998-2000 Fellowship at Internal medicine dep. University Hospital of Iceland
1998-2000 Chief resident of the division of Internal medicine, University Hospital of Iceland
1997-1998 Resident at University Hospital of Iceland and Icelandic medical licence

National and International assignments

2009- Medical director, on behalf of Sahlgrenska University hospital, for the contract between the Icelandic health insurance and Sahlgrenska International Care AB for all solid organ transplantation performed in the Transplant Institute and Icelandic organ donation program.
2009- Representing Gothenburg in Scandia Transplant Represent group
2009 Organizing committee for the XXII Nordic-Baltic Congress of Cardiology
Reykjavik, Iceland, June 3–5, 2009
2006- Membership in ISHLT, TTS, ESOT, Women in transplantation, Swedisch transplantation society, Swedish cardiology society.
2008- President of the campaign and research board for the International Campaign “GoRed for women, prevention for cardiovascular diseases in women” in Iceland. In association with Icelandic Heart association (Hjartavernd).
2006-2010 HTA-centrum (Health technology assessment) Gothenburg
Trainee program in HTA methodology including EBM, Qualitative studies, health economics, hospital economics, critical literature review training according to SBU and GRADE system.
2007-2010 Reviewer for HTA-Centrum in Gothenburg.
2007-2008 Coordinating the start of HTA- centrum at the Reykjavik University Hospital in Iceland. Two reports performed at the HTA- centrum 2007-2008 funded by the Health ministry of Iceland and Reykjavik University hospital (se other publications nr. 9-10 in the publications list)
2007 Coordinator of the working group of a mini-HTA project “Mechanical assist device and cardiac shock secondary to acute myocardial infarction” I SU/S.
2006-7 Representing the dep.of cardiology in a working group for Intervention and imaging center building project at the Sahlgrenska University hospital. Several reports.

Clinical international research

2005 GCP diploma
2000-2002 PERSIST study (SANOFI, DVT-Pentasaccarid).
2005-2008 NOCTET study (NOVARTIS, Everolimus-CsA).
2006 Principal investigator in a substudy; MR-CAV (cardiac allograft vasculopathy)
2006-2007 BRACE study and SVT, Ventrassist, Ventracore (LVAD)
Steering committee member:
2009- SCHEDULE multicenter randomized study (NOVARTIS)
2009- CERTAIN multicenter observational study (NOVARTIS)
Primary investigator in Sweden:
2011- ADVANTAGE multicenter randomized study (ASTELLAS)
2011 Advisory board, NOVARTIS AB, Basel. 2011.