Christer Mjåset

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Christer Mjåset (M.D.) is a Norwegian neurosurgeon, lecturer, columnist and a prominent voice in Norway’s health policy debate. He was recently responsible for implementing the international Choosing Wisely campaign in his home country addressing unnecessary treatment variation and over-treatment in modern societies. His TED-talk on how you as a patient can help deal with over-treatment has been widely celebrated ( .

Mjåset has written five books, three of them thematizing the everyday work and challenges of physicians in both primary care and hospitals. “The Doctor Who Knew Too Much” (2008) tells the story of a general practitioner coming to work on a deserted island on the west coast of Norway, while “White Ravens” (2012) is about the highly competitive culture in a surgical department at a hospital. Both novels were praised by critics.
In his latest novel, “You are Bobby Fischer”, a man reluctantly returns to his hometown to attend a funeral only to find that the truth about a dramatic event in his childhood isn’t what he thought it was.

Mjåset is currently a Harkness fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at Harvard University in Boston. His books have been translated to German and Polish.

If you want to get in touch with Christer Mjåset, please email his agent at Stilton Agency, Hans Petter Bakketeig:

Cell phone: +47 47674759