Background and activities

Anaesthesiologist, researcher, med-tech entrepreneur, and lecturer at St Olav University Hospital and NTNU with a special interest in in vivo biosensors and complex physiological regulation.

Current positions

  • Senior consultant anaesthesiologist, Dep of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, St Olav University Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Dep of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Norwegian University of Science and Technology


  • Professional study medicine at NTNU 1997 – 2003
  • Residency Narvik and Meløy 2003 – 2005
  • Anaesthesiologist since 2005, registered specialist 2010, cardiothoracic anaesthesiologist since 2012; St Olav University Hospital
  • PhD at NTNU 2009 – 2012
  • Postdoc researcher NTNU 2015 – 2020
  • Supervisor (previous/ongoing) of 13 Master Thesis and 3 PhD Thesis
  • Lecturer at the Medical Faculty NTNU since 2015
  • Research experience within animal- and clinical studies, physiological studies (circulation), high-resolution sensor-data, medical-technological innovation and development, and research management

Previous research

  • 2009 – 2012: PhD. Automated Glucose Control: Continuous glucose measurement, insulin pharmacology, and development of a regulation algorithm
  • 2009 – 2019: Cooperation/unpaid medical consultant GlucoSet (previous InvivoSense)
  • 2012 – 2015: Co-founder and early participant in the research group Artificial Pancreas Trondheim.
  • 2015 – 2020: Complex physiological regulation and oscilliations. Postdoc project, PhD-supervisor, supervisor of several master thesis
  • 2017 – 2020: Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Moon Labs; prototyping of the Evo biosensor

Ongoing research

  • 2016 → Characterization of the post cardiac arrest syndrome. Ongoing PhD project Halvor Langeland.
  • 2017 → Development of non-invasive sensors and systems for continuous patient monitoring
  • 2019 → Prediction of individual patient courses in intensive care from BigData. Ongoing PhD project Eline Stenwig.
  • 2020 → Postoperative delirium in cardiac surgery patients (prevention, sensortechnology)


  • Head of the anaesthesia teaching at the professional study in medicine at NTNU
  • Miscellaneous internal teaching for doctors and nurses at St Olav University Hospital
  • Link: my teaching material (Norwegian page)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database




  • Harbo, Erlend; Fuglerud, Silje Skeide; Skjaervold, Nils Kristian. (2019) Visualization of limb movements in sedated patients by accelerometers - a tool for future neurological outcome prognostication. Norsk Anestesiologisk Forenings Høstmøte . Norsk Anestesiologisk Forening; Soria Moria, Oslo. 2019-10-23 - 2019-10-25.
  • Knai, Kathrine; Skjaervold, Nils Kristian. (2019) Synchronization of systolic blood pressure, heart rate and R-wave amplitude in healthy individuals. Norsk Anestesiologisk Forenings Høstmøte . Norsk Anestesiologisk Forening; 2019-10-23 - 2019-10-25.
  • Åsnes, Tord; Veisdal, Julian; Skjaervold, Nils Kristian. (2019) Utvikling av sensor og programvare for elektronisk sengepostovervåkning. Norsk Anestesiologisk Forenings Høstmøte . Norsk Anestesiologisk Forening; 2019-10-23 - 2019-10-25.





  • Fougner, Anders Lyngvi; Kölle, Konstanze; Skjaervold, Nils Kristian; Elvemo, Nicolas-Andreas L.; Ellingsen, Reinold; Carlsen, Sven Magnus; Stavdahl, Øyvind. (2015) Intraperitoneal Glucose Sensing — Rapid and Accurate. Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) . Kenes International Organizers of Congresses S.A.; Paris. 2015-02-18 - 2015-02-21.
  • Skjaervold, Nils Kristian. (2015) Acute right ventricular afterload increase by hypoxic pulmonary hypertension – establishing a pig model for further studies. The Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine 33rd Congress ; 2015-06-10 - 2015-10-12.






  • Brønstad, Maria; Skjærvold, Nils Kristian; Uggen, Per Einar; Aadahl, Petter; Kidd, Mark; Gustafsson, Bjørn I; Solligård, Erik. (2010) Intestinal ischemia activates local production and secretion of serotonin from enterochromaffin cells that may trigger cascade reactions in remote organs. Digestive Disease Week 2010 . ASGE; New Orleans. 2010-05-01 - 2010-05-05.


  • Skjærvold, Nils Kristian; Tyvold, Stig Sverre; Grønbech, Jon Erik; Espevik, Terje; Aadahl, Petter; Solligård, Erik. (2008) Detection of cytokines in the intestinal lumen by microdialysis. Annual Congress of The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine . ESICM; Lisboa. 2008-09-15 - 2008-09-18.



  • Skjærvold, Nils Kristian; Bergh, Kåre; Bevanger, Lars Solbu. (2002) Distribution of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis types of invasive Norwegian group B streptococci in relation to serotype. XV Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases, 6-11 Oct.,2002 in Goa, India. . [Mangler data]; Goa, India. 2002-10-11.