2017 ISAKOS Biennial Congress Faculty
Lars Engebretsen, MD, PhD
Oslo University Hospital and Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center and International Olympic Committee
Lars Engebretsen is a professor and consultant at the Orthopedic Clinic, University of Oslo Medical School and professor and co-chair of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center.
He is also a consultant and former Chief Doctor for the Norwegian Federation of Sports, and headed the medical service at the Norwegian Olympic Center until the fall of 2011. In 2007 he was appointed Head of Science and Research for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) .
Lars Engebretsen is a specialist in Orthopedic and general surgery and authorized as Sports Medicine Physician (Idrettslege NIMF) by the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine. He serves as chief team physician for the Norwegian Olympic teams.
The main area of research is resurfacing techniques of cartilage injuries, combined and complex knee ligament injuries and prevention techniques of sports injuries. He is currently the President of ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy).
He is the Associate Editor and Editor in Chief of the new IOC-BJSM journal: Injury Prevention and Health Protection. In addition, he serves on several major sports journal editorial boards and has published more than 500 papers and book chapters.