Tore K. Kvien

Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo.
Oslo, Norway

Tore K. Kvien has been professor of Rheumatology at the University of Oslo until the end of 2019 and was Head of the Department of Rheumatology at Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway, from 1994 to 2019. His current major research activities include epidemiological and health service research, with a focus on frequently occurring diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Special focus is also on complications of rheumatic diseases, for example osteoporosis and cardiovascular morbidity. He initiated a collaborative project in Norway on very early arthritis and is the leader of the Norwegian NOR- DMARD registry, an observational study of prescriptions of DMARDs and biological agents in Norway. He was the principle investigator of the NOR-SWITCH trial and was President of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) from 2005 to 2007. He has published more than 550 original research publications in international peer-reviewed journals and has been the editor in chief of “Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases” from 2008 to 2017 where he now serves in the advisory committee.