Arne Svilaas was awarded a MD degree from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and a PhD from the University of Oslo, Norway. He is Chief Physician and a clinical researcher of the Lipid Clinic at Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. His speciality has been family medicine, from which he is retired after forty years in private practice.
Dr. Svilaas’ main interests are preventive cardiology, with an emphasis on lifestyle intervention. He has been Principal Investigator and National Investigator in several cardiovascular studies.