Gottfried Greve is candidate for Vice-Rector for Education in the 2013 election, and professor in Paediatrics and Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist and Head of the Adult Congenital Heart Defects Unit at Department of Heart Disease at Haukeland University Hospital. He defended his thesis for the Dr.Med. degree at the University of Bergen in 1990.
Greve was appointed Professor of Paediatrics in 2001 at the Paediatric Institute later part of the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen. He has served as head of the Paediatric Unit since 2005 and has been Vice Director for education at the same department in the period 2005-09. The Paediatric Unit has been honoured with several prices from the students and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for excellent teaching, and in 2012 also The Faculty´s Price for internationalisation for the student exchange programme to Makerere University and Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Greve served as Vice Dean for education at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in the period 2010-11. From 2011 he has been the Scientific International Coordinator and has been chairing the Programme Committee for Continuous Medical Education at the Faculty.
Greve studied medicine at the University of Bergen. During an elective period he worked in 1980 with Ciba Geigy AG in Basel, Switzerland. He was Cand Med. 1984. After completing the internship (Larvik and Geilo) he received a four years research grant from the Nasjonalforeningen – the Norwegian Council on Cardiovascular Diseases and worked at the Cardiovascular Laboratory at the Department of Anatomy, UoB with study of early cellular changes after myocardial ischaemia. The same year he started as Registrar at the Department of Paediatrics, Haukeland University Hospital. For the period 1992-93 he was granted a research fellowship from the American Heart Association at the Laboratory for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he worked with detection of genetic alterations important for myocardial growth. When having finished specialisation in paediatrics, he was appointed Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist in 1994, and from 2001 he has been head of the Congenital Heart Disease Unit at Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital. He was also head of the Paediatric Cardiology Unit at Department of Paediatrics in the period 2003-09. He worked as Research Registrar at the Department of Paediatric Cardiology at Royal Brompton Hospital / Imperial College in London in the period 1997-98 and as Honorary Consultant in Cardiology Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children / Institute of Child Health at the University College of London 2009-10. In the last period he worked especially with cardiac-MRI in patients with congenital heart defects.
His main research interest has been focused around heart and vascular physiology in children and adolescents – with and without congenital heart defects, also registry based research.
Greve was one of the founders of the Heart and Lung Test Laboratory at the Department of Paediatrics in 1997 and has in recent years worked actively to establish a Resource Centre for Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents with Special Needs (Children’s Energy Centre) which now is incorporated in the plans for a new Centre for Children and Adolescents being built at Haukeland University Hospital.
Greve has been member of the editorial board of Heart Forum published by the Norwegian Society of Cardiology since 1999. He was one of the founders of the Foundation for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Bergen in 1989 and has since 2010 been a member of its Council. He has served on the board of the West-Norwegian Cardiac Society in the period 1996-1912. He has been a member and for one year chairing the Norwegian Society of Cardiology´s Working Group for Echocardiography 1999-2004, and he has been chairing the Working Group for Adults with Congenital Heart Defects 2007-12. He was one of the founders and board members, and in the starting phase also chairing the Locus of Cardiovascular Research at the University of Bergen (2002-07). He has over the years been involved in organizing several national and Nordic meetings and a number of courses run by continuous Medical Education programme. Over the years he has been a member of many committees locally and nationally. Since 1995, he has been a member of the boards for several legacies including the Sigurd Ørdahls and the Christie’s legacies.