Lars Wik MD, PhD, is a senior consultant of anesthesiology at Oslo University Hospital and the Norwegian National Advisory Unit on prehospital emergency medicine (NAKOS), where he also holds a position as a senior researcher. During the last 40 years, he has practice clinical prehospital emergency medicine, and during the last 31 years as an anesthesiologist with the physician manned ambulance/car in Oslo, Norway. He has also conducted advanced research on cardiac arrest and trauma while working with the unit. 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 more than 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.