Ole Saetrum Opgaard, MD

Dr. Ole Saetrum Opgaard went to medical school at Westfalische Wilhelms-University in Munster, West-Germany.  He continued his specialty training in his native Norway and Sweden, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology in both countries. While working as an endocrinologist at one of the top rated academic institutions in Sweden, the University Hospital of Lund and Malmo, he also participated in endocrinology research, eventually leading to more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.

This research has led to a better understanding of the role of hormones in cardiovascular regulation, and he has presented these results at the yearly scientific sessions of the American Heart Association.  Some of this research he has summarized in a book edited by one of the world’s leading authorities on endocrinology and tissue regeneration research, Professor Dame Julia M. Polak [Saetrum Opgaard O, Gulbenkian S, Edvinsson L.  Neurovascular Interactions In: (Polak, JM ed.)  Modern Visualization of The Endothelium Harwood Academic Publishers, UK 1998:59-91].

After heading research projects between the University of Lund in Sweden and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Dr. Saetrum Opgaard came to the United States with an invitation to do hormonal research at the University of California, Irvine, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  In order to become a licensed physician in the US, he completed the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE), followed by the necessary Internship- and Residency training. Immediately afterwards, he completed a two year Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of California, Irvine.

Interests

Dr. Saetrum Opgaard's  main areas of expertise are hormonal disturbances and diabetes, and his more recent research has been on metabolism and the effects of estrogen and growth hormone. He has extensive experience in the treatment of thyroid-diseases, and is accredited by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists to perform thyroid ultrasound and thyroid biopsy.

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Types of Care

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations