Professor Jacob Bergsland, MD, PhD, graduated at University of Oslo Medical Faculty in 1972. Also, 1973-75 Intern - Central Hospital, Fredrikstad, Norway, 1974-75 Intern, Lurøy og Træna Legedistrikt, 1975-76 Resident - General Surgery, Kristinehamn Hospital, Sweden, 1976 -81 Resident - General Surgery, State University of NY at Buffalo 1981-83 Resident - Cardiothoracic Surgery, SUNYAB. His professional positions werre: 2001- Cardiac Surgeon, Interventional Center, Rikshospitalet, 2008- Medical Director, BH Heart Center, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1997- International Director, Cardiovascular Clinic Tuzla, Tuzla, BIH, 1997-2001 - Director Center for Less Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Kaleida Health, Buffalo, New York, 1985 -2001 - Staff Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Buffalo General Hospital, New York, 1999 -2001 - Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Millard Fillmore Hospital, New York, 1995 -1996 - Director Heart Transplantation, Buffalo, New York, 1992 —2001 - Consultant, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo New York, 1988 – 1999 - Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Buffalo, New York, 1983 -1988 - Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Buffalo, New York. 1983 -2001 - Clinical Associate and Assistant Professor of Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo and 1976 -1983 - Clinical Instructor of Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo. At military forces he has been: 1974 -1975 - Royal Norwegian Air Force, Flight Surgeon – Captain, 1994 - Major, Surgeon Normedcoy Unprofor Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Board certifications: American Board of Surgery in 1992, American Board of Thoracic Surgery in 1993. Fellowship: F.A.C.S. - 1986. Licences: Norway and Sweden - 1973, State of New York - 1976. Grants: A lot of grants for investigations in the field of Cardiac Surgery in USA, Norway and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Important of them: Principal Investigator 1989-1992 Initiator and Coordinator American Health Alliance Partnership between Tuzla Clinical Medical Center and Buffalo General Hospital. USAID grant $2,000,000. 1995-1997. Research Grant from Helse og Rehabilitering. Ischemi under bankende hjerte kirurgi effect av shunt. Principal Investigator. 980 000 NOK 2004-2005. Support Grant for academic cooperation, Rikshospitalet/ Cardiovascular Clinic Tuzla 1 000 000 NOK, Initiator and Principal Investigator. 2003-2005. Continued support for Academic Program Rikshospitalet/Cardiovascular Clinic Tuzla, 1 000 000 NOK. Principal Investigator. 2004-2006. Development of an E-Health Portal for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Riksh ospitalet Oslo, Norway 5,400 000 NOK, 2008. Consultant positions: Cardiothoracic Systems Inc, Cupertino CA (Consultant for Off pump coronary bypass surgery product line), Guidant Corporation Inc, Minneapolis, Minn (Consultant for Off pump coronary bypass surgery product line. Medtronic Inc , Minneapolis, Minn (Consultant for Off pump coronary bypass surgery product line). Medistim ASA, Oslo Norway ( Development and Marketing of Transittime Flowmetry in US and Worldwide), JenaValve Inc, Munchen, Germany (Medical Advisory Board Member for development of percutanous valve), BIT Center Tuzla, Member of Steering Board, Business Incubator, Banja Luka, BIH. He published 123 publications in peer reviewed journals and more than 50 published abstracts and he have had numerous international and domestic presentations.