Lars Wik MD, PhD, is a Senior Consultant of Anesthesiology at Oslo University Hospital and the Norwegian National Advisory Unit on pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (NAKOS), where he also holds a position as a Senior Researcher. He actively practices clinical pre-hospital emergency medicine and conducts advanced research on cardiac arrest and trauma while working with the manned doctor car in Oslo. In addition, he has regular shifts at Oslo University Hospital Anesthesia department
Since 1985 Lars has been active in conducting clinical and experimental research into mechanical CPR. He was the Principal Investigator for the CIRC randomized controlled trial and led several clinical outcome studies that have resulted in the change of resuscitation guidelines. Lars' work has generated contributions to about 100 publications (JAMA, NEJM, Circulation, Resuscitation) resulting in several invitations to present at congresses run by the European Resuscitation Council and American Heart Association. Lars also holds several patents related to Emergency Medicine technology.