Theis Tønnessen

Professor Theis Tønnessen, MD, PhD, is a Senior Cardiothoracic Consultant at Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Head of Research at Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases at Oslo University Hospital.

He's been a professor of thoracic surgery at the University of Oslo since 2005.

Professor Tønnessen is the research group leader for "Myocardial remodeling and reverse remodeling in pressure overload" collaborating closely with the Insitute for experimental medical research at OUH.

Tønnessen's group is conducting experimental/translational research, studying cardiac pathophysiology related to aortic stenosis and pressure overload.

His interests are

  • Myocardial remodeling
  • Reverse remodeling
  • Myocardial protection
  • Mechanisms of heart failure
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