Hannes Petersen

Associate Professor at Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland

MD at Landspitali University Hospital


E-mail: hpet (at) hi.is 
Phone: +354-525-4829

University of Iceland, Læknagardur, 101 Reykjavik

1989 University of Iceland: Medical License
Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, Head&Neck Surgery:
1993 in Sweden
1994 in Iceland
2005 in Norway
1997 - present Head of Dept. of Otorhinoloaryngology, Head&Neck Surgery, Landspitali University Hospital of Iceland
2007-present Director dept. of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Iceland

Clinical expertise

Nasal surgery. Endoscopic sinus surgery, with or without navigational support for: - Chronic rhinosinusitis. - Endo-nasal and sinus tumors extirpation. - Orbital and optic nerve decompression. - Closure of Cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Esthetic nasal surgery, i.e. septo-rhinoplasty.

Facial trauma surgery. Simple to complicated panfacial fractures using different approaches, i.e. intraoral, bicoronal flaps or midfacial degloving, and using titanium plates and screws for fixations.

  • . Diagnosis (using (interpreting) vestibular diagnostic technology) and treatment of all types of oto-neurological disorders.

Sleep pathology. Diagnosis (using (interpreting) sleep pathology diagnostic technology) and surgical treatment using coblation assisted pharyngo-plasty.

General ENT procedures. All general ENT surgical procedures, as well as oral laser surgery, salivary glands tumor surgery, neck dissections, otoplastic and myringoplastic.

Administration & leadership

Secretary of the Association of Young Icelandic Doctors 1987 and 1988.

In charge of international correspondence for Association of Young Icelandic Doctors 1988 and 1989. Participated in PWG (Permanent Working Group of Young European Hospital Doctors) meetings in Paris, April 1988, Utrecht, April 1989 and Madrid, October 1989.

Board member in the Scientific Committee, Reykjavik Hospital (SHR) 1998 – 2002.

Board member in Icelandic Doctors Association’s educational committee, from January 1998 – 2003.

Founder and CEO of Framtiðartækni (innovation firm) 1999 – 2005

President of the Icelandic Surgeons Association 1999 – 2001.

Member of the Research Educational Committee of The University of Iceland, Faculty of Medicine, year 1999 to 2004.

Member of the Teaching Committee of The University of Iceland, Faculty of Medicine, year 2000 to 2003.

President of The Scandinavian Association of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery 2002 – 2006.

President of the XXIX Congress of the Nordic Association of Otolaryngology. Reykjavik, June 15. - 18. 2005.

In the editorial board of the Icelandic Medical Journal 1999 – 2005.

Chairman of the Postgraduate Educational Committee at The University of Iceland, Faculty of Medicine 2003 - 2007.

President of the XXVI Bárány society meeting in Reykjavik, August 18. - 21. 2010.

Represented the School of Health Sciences at University of Iceland in developing it’s Vision and Strategy for the years 2011 – 2016.

In the leading board of Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland since June 2011.

President of the Icelandic Ear-, Nose- and Throat Association since 2010.

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