John-Helge Heimdal is the Managing Director of the Department of Surgery at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway. He is professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway. He is trained in Oto-rhino-laryngology and head and neck surgery with more than twenty years of experience in laryngology.
Together with colleagues he designed the Continuous Laryngoscopy Exercise (CLE)-test at Haukeland University Hospital in 2002. He has performed exercise tests with focus on laryngeal function at stress for more than fifteen years and has been leader of the ELS Committee on EILO since 2012. He has been supervisor and co-supervisor for two candidates who have finished their thesis based on larynx exercise tests. Several more projects are ongoing focusing on this subject. The “Upper Airway Group” at Haukeland University Hospital focus on examination of laryngeal function during exercise. The group is multidisciplinary with experienced sport physicians, pulmonologists and paediatricians in addition to Oto-rhino-laryngologists. The group collaborate with colleagues in many countries also outside Europe.
Heimdal has research experience in both basic science and clinical research and spent four years of research training at University of Bergen. He has published more than forty original scientific papers in addition book chapters and reviews. He has contributed with numerous scientific presentations at international and national conferences.