Karl Gústaf Kristinsson



Head Department of Clinical Microbiology, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik
Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland

Email: karlgk@hi.is, karl@landspitali.is

Phone: +354 543 5665

Department of Clinical Microbiology, Landspitali University Hospital, v/Baronstig, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

(work in progress)

Karl Gústaf Kristinsson

Education and training:
Degree Examination in Medicine, June 1979, University of Iceland (Cand. Med. et Chir.)
Full registration as a Medical Practitioner, Iceland 1981, United Kingdom 1986
Postgraduate training in Medical Microbiology in England and Scotland 1982-1988
Passed the membership examination of the Royal College of Pathologists UK in 1987, MRCPath
Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologist since 1997, FRCPath
Registered specialist in Medical Microbiology UK 1987 and in Iceland in 1987
Admitted to the degree of Doctor of Medicine, University of Sheffield, England, June 1993, MD/PhD

Recent professional appointments:
Consultant in Clinical Microbiology, Landspitali University Hospital, 1988-1999
Associate Professor, Clincial Microbiology, Medical Faculty, University of Iceland, 1988-2000

Main official duties and administrative experience/memberships (since 2000):
Chairman, Icelandic Hospital Infection Society, 1991-2006
National representative at the European Committee on Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST), 1997-2015
National coordinator for the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance EARS/EARS-Net since 1998
National coordinator for the European Surveillance on Antimicrobial Consumption ESAC, 2000-2012
President of the Nordic Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (NSCMID), 2010-2012
Chairman of the Intersectiorial Governmental Committee on Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in humans, animals and environment, 2000-2014
Vice-chairman for the State Communicable Disease Committee (Sóttvarnarráð) since 2012
European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), Stockholm
National Microbiology Focal Point (national representative) since 2006
Antimicrobial Resistance Focal Point (national representative) since 2007
Associate editor, Eurosurveillance since 2007
Editorial board member Microb Drug Resist 1999-2015 and Scand J Infect Dis, now Infect Dis, since 1994.