Christer Mjåset Specialist in Neurosurgery
Organisation: Oslo University Hospital
- Harkness Fellowship
Christer Mjåset is a 2019/20 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice.
Christer is a specialist in neurosurgery at Oslo University Hospital and is enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Oslo University Hospital, where he conducts research on the Norwegian Spine Registry and population outcomes related to neck surgery. His previous research agenda spans medical ethics, narrative medicine, and neurological diseases.
Christer has been vice president of the Norwegian Medical Association (2017–2019), leader of the Norwegian Junior Doctors (2015–2019), and leader of the steering committee of the Norwegian Choosing Wisely Campaign (2017–2019). With Choosing Wisely, he was responsible for launching the campaign nationwide, and delivered a TED talk about overtreatment ('Why Your Doctor Needs Your Help to Battle Overtreatment') in May 2018.
Since 2016, Mjåset has been a faculty member of the Healthcare Leadership Academy in London, where he coaches and mentors young health care workers in leadership theory and practice. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Health Management and Health Economics at the Institute of Health and Medicine, University of Oslo, where he teaches in the health care leadership program for young Norwegian doctors.
He is the author of five published works of fiction and several short stories. He won the Oslo City Cultural Scholarship for writers in 2006. He earned his M.D. and B.A. in literature and philosophy from the University of Oslo.