Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Helge Waldum became M.D. in 1971 at the age of 25 years (University of Oslo, Norway, with a grade reported to the King) and completed two Ph.D.s (University of Tromsø, Norway, 1980 and Université de Paris, France, 1993) and is a specialist in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, 1980). He is a Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway from 1986 and Head of Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital of Trondheim, Norway for more than 20 years. He has published more than 350 papers and supervised 18 candidates to Ph.D. Research related to regulation of gastric acid secretion, gastrin and in its target cell, the ECL cell. The role of the ECL cell in physiology, patophysiology and carcinogenesis and the classification of gastric carcinomas have been of particular interest.