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educator , consultant , Surgeon

Erik Fosse, Norwegian Surgeon, educator, consultant. Recipient Palestinian Humanitarian award Palestinian Red Crescent Society, 1984.

Background

Fosse, Erik was born on December 2, 1950 in Oslo. Son of Nils and Elizabeth (Hammer) Fosse.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Oslo, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oslo, 1987.

Career

Fosse is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery, and is director of the Intervention Centre at the National Hospital. He was appointed Professor of Medicine (professor II, a part-time position) at the University in 1999. He is noted for his humanitarian work for NORWAC on the Gaza Strip with Mads Gilbert during the Gaza War.

They published a book together on their experiences in 2013, Eyes in Gaza.

Achievements

  • King Harald V of Norway appointed Fosse as Commander of the Order of St. Olav in 2013 for his work within medicine and civic engagement.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: War Surgery, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals. Musician, singer Rett Opp Fra Elva, 1997.

Membership

President Norwegian Aid Committee, Oslo, since 1983. Lieutenant colonel Norwegian Army, since 1994. Member European Association Cardiothoracic Surgery, European Association Cardiovascular Surgery, Scandinavian Association Thoracic Surgery, European Association Endoscopic Surgery, Norwegian Association Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: guitar.

Connections

Married Carolyn Midsem, August 23, 1977. Children: Hilde Midsem, Eivind.

father:
Nils Fosse

mother:
Elizabeth (Hammer) Fosse

spouse:
Carolyn Midsem

children:
Eivind Fosse

Hilde Midsem Fosse