Stefan Kutzsche

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Stefan Kutzsche
Born 15 April 1954
Frankfurt am Main
Residence Oslo
Alma mater University of Hamburg
Scientific career
Fields Medicine (pediatrics, neonatology, anesthesiology, bioethics, health professions education)

Stefan Kutzsche (born 15 April 1954 in Frankfurt am Main[1][2]) is a Norwegian paediatrician, anaesthesiologist, ethicist, and educationalist in the health professions.

Education and career[edit]

He graduated as a medical doctor at the University of Hamburg in 1983 and achieved a (PhD) degree in neonatology from the University of Oslo in 2002,[3][4] an MHA in health administration and health economics from the University of Oslo (2006)[5] and an MSc in health professions education from the University of Maastricht (2011).[6] He is double board certified in paediatrics[7] and anaesthesiology.[8] In 2013 he completed a certificate in paediatric bioethics at the Children's Mercy Bioethics Centre in Kansas City, MO </ref>"Utdanning i etikk for barneleger".</ref> During the 80ies he was a resident at Vestfold Hospital Trust, Akershus University Hospital, and Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål (1985–1991). From 1994- 2005 he worked as an attending paediatric anaesthesiologist at Ullevål. He has been a lecturer and research fellow at the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the University of Tromsø (1993) and the Pediatric Research Institute at the University of Oslo (1994-1998). From 2000-2005 he was a senior consultant in paediatric intensive care medicine at Ullevål, heading the department 2001 -2002. From 2005 to 2014 he was an attending neonatologist at Ullevål.[9] He also served with No. 330 Squadron of the Royal Norwegian Air Force in Banak on search and rescue (SAR) and air ambulance missions in northernmost Norway and over the Barents Sea 1993–2005.[10] He was chief physician at the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation 2008–2009.[1] From 2014 to 2018 he was an Associate Professor at the International Medical University (IMU) in Kuala Lumpur,[11][12] and from 2016-2018 the Director of the IMU Centre for Education.[13]

He has formerly been a member and chairman of the Board for Licensing Matters and Foreign Medical Practitioners in Norway (1998–2007),[14] a board member of the Norwegian Society of Pediatricians and editor of its journal Paidos (2009–2014),[15] a member of the Norwegian specialty committee for pediatrics,[16] and a member of the clinical ethics committee at Oslo University Hospital (2012–2014).[17]


His research has focused on neuroscience and neonatology. In particular, he has collaborated with Ola Didrik Saugstad in research on secondary brain injury in newborn infants as a result of perinatal asphyxia and resuscitation with 100% oxygen or normal air,[4] as part of a project initiated by Saugstad that contributed to the amendment of international guidelines for newborn resuscitation.[18] His further research interests include medical ethics[19] and health professions education.[1][6][20] He has published papers in Pediatrics, Pediatric Research, Biology of the Neonate, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Thrombosis Research, Acta Paediatrica, Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, and other journals.


He is a son of the physician and microbiologist A.K.W. Kutzsche and Louise Paus Haagaas, and is a grandson of the Norwegian mathematician Theodor Haagaas.

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Stefan Kutzsche". Store Norske Leksikon.
  2. ^ Larsen, Øivind, ed. (1996). "Kutzsche, Stefan Paus". Norges leger [Physicians of Norway] (in Norwegian). 3. Oslo: Norwegian Medical Association. p. 452. ISBN 82-90921-43-8.
  3. ^ Larsen, Øivind, ed. (2014). Doktorskole og medisinstudium: Det medisinske fakultet ved Universitetet i Oslo gjennom 200 år (1814–2014). Oslo: Norwegian Medical Society. p. 640. ISBN 978-82-92871-92-8.
  4. ^ a b Kutzsche, S (2003). "Oksygen ved fødselsasfyksi". Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. 123 (11): 1545.
  5. ^ "The Quality of Internationally Trained Medical Doctors : An empirical study of the skills of internationally trained medical doctors after their authorization in Norway. An approach to aid in the integration of foreign-trained physicians into the Norwegian workforce". University of Oslo. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b Kutzsche, S (2012). "Pedagogical training for health personnel". Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. 132 (6): 628. doi:10.4045/tidsskr.12.0112.
  7. ^ "Godkjente spesialister i barnesykdommer". Norwegian Medical Association. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Godkjente spesialister i anestesiologi". Norwegian Medical Association. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  9. ^ Kutzsche, S; Fugelseth, D (2013). "Trygg barseltid for nyfødte barn" (PDF). Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. 133 (3): 270. doi:10.4045/tidsskr.12.1222.
  10. ^ "Årsrapport 2005 Banak" (PDF). Finnmark Hospital Trust. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 August 2015.
  11. ^ "60 år: Stefan Kutzsche". Aftenposten. 15 April 2014. p. 35.
  12. ^ "60 år: Stefan Kutzsche". Dagsavisen. 15 April 2014. p. 33.
  13. ^ "Team to steer uni to greater heights". The Star. 7 February 2016.
  14. ^ Larsen, Øivind, ed. (2013). "Det medisinske fakultet i Oslo siden 1970-årene – et aktørseminar". Michael Quarterly. Norwegian Medical Society. 10: 219–344. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  15. ^ Bjørkhaug, Anders (2014). "Redaktøren". Paidos. Norwegian Society of Pediatricians. 32 (2): 34. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Medlemmer i spesialitetskomiteen for barnesykdommer". Norwegian Medical Association. Archived from the original on 27 October 2013.
  17. ^ "Klinisk etikk-komité Oslo universitetssykehus, Ullevål og Aker sykehus". University of Oslo. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014.
  18. ^ Fugelsnes, Elin (19 October 2010). "Kan redde 200 000 nyfødte". Research Council of Norway. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  19. ^ Gupta, Sanjay (9 October 2013). "Sad Times, Tough Calls on the Pediatric Service". The Gupta Guide. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  20. ^ "Utdanning i etikk for barneleger". Dagens Medisin. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2015.

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