Serena Tonstad completed her medical training at Loma Linda University in 1979 and a residency in preventive medicine at the same university in 1990. She is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. From 1990 to 1997, she was a Researcher at the Lipid Clinic in Oslo, Norway, and completed a Ph.D. degree on the topic of “Treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia in children” in 1997. Since 1997, she has been a consultant physician at the Ullevaal Department of Preventive Cardiology at Oslo University Hospital. She is a Professor of Clinical Nutrition at the University of Oslo. She is on a partial leave of absence from Oslo since 1997 working as a Professor of preventive medicine and public health at Loma Linda University. She is an Associate Editor of Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Disease, and of Nicotine & Tobacco Research. She is interested in the preventive care of patients with tobacco addiction, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and lipid disorders, and she is actively involved in research in these areas. She seeks to integrate treatment for multiple cardiovascular risk factors by including obesity treatment in preventive cardiology practice.
Biography Updated on 20 May 2009