Sverre E Kjeldsen is President of the European Society of Hypertension. He is Professor and Chief Physician in the Department of Cardiology, Ullevaal Hospital and Adjunct Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan. Professor Kjeldsen has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has also served as a committee member of several large outcome trials, including HOT, NORDIL, INSIGHT, LIFE, VALUE, ASCOT, ACCOMPLISH, and SCAST. His main research areas include the pathophysiology, epidemiology and treatment of hypertension. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and serves on the Council for High Blood Pressure Research. Professor Kjeldsen received his MD and PhD from the University of Oslo, Norway.