Basket | Login


Sigurd Sparr


Sigurd Sparr is a part time Consultant in the Geriatric department of the University Hospital of Tromsoe (memory clinic) and a part time adviser to The Health Organisation in North Norway.

His formal education: University of Oslo 1966, Specialist of internal medicine 1977, Specialist in cardiology 1978, Specialist in geriatrics 1987.

Positions he has held: Junior resident University hospital of Bergen 1969, Junior resident University hospital of Trondheim 1970-71 lung dpt., Junior resident Trondheim medical  department 1971-74, Junior resident medical department Aker hospital, Oslo 1976-77, Head of medical department Kirkenes hospital 1978-86, Senior resident geriatric section, medical department University hospital of Tromsoe 1986-87, Head of geriatric section, Tromsoe  1987-2000, Head of geriatric department, Tromsoe from 1/3-00 until 1/1-12. University positions: Amanuensis University of Trondheim (lecturer of internal medicine) 1974-77, Teacher University of Tromsoe from 1986 until today, geriatrics. Administrative positions: Head of medical department Kirkenes hospital for 9 years. Medical director Kirkenes hospital for 5 years. Head of geriatric section and department from 1988 until 2012. University Hospital of Tromsoe (UNN) From 1/1-07 also head of internal medicin in Narvik Hospital., until 1/1-09.

Special courses: Several courses in different medical topics, at least 2 weeks per year. Eccocardiografic course St. Georges Hospital in London, 6 weeks. 4 administrative courses given by the Norwegian medical association. Higher education  of medical leadership and administration (Med-Led) 1991-93. Fellow of the council of geriatric cardiology.

Published papers on: ECG-changes during bronchoscopy, Sic sinus syndrome and embolism, Haemodynamics and high blood viscosity in chronic pulmonary disease, Cold and heart disease in the elderly, Heart disease in the elderly, Medical ethics in the old, Ethical controversies in pharmacological treatment in the elderly, End of life treatment and dementia.

Other activities: Member of the board of specialists in health and social questions in the Norwegian organisation for pensioners.

Sigurd Sparr is married and has 4 children. He is interested in music, is a member of a choir, likes to fly-fishing in the mountains and skiing.



Last Updated: Tuesday 17 March 2015