Rolf Steinar Kirschner

Rolf Steinar Kirschner LRCP&SI, LM, MD (RCSI , Dublin,1971)

Nordsetergrenda 1c, 1161 Oslo, Norway


Master of Health Administration, MHA, University of Oslo, UiO, Norway, 1999

Honorary Fellow of the European Committee of Sexual  Medicine

Honorary Fellow of European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FEBCOG)

                Current Appointments:

Senior Consultant, Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Female Health, Oslo University Hospital,

 Visiting Consultant Gynaecologist Best Helse Clinic, Oslo

Secretary General:  European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) since 2012

Past Appointments:

  • Internship and Trainee General SurgeryinclObGyn,Harstad County Hospital, Norway 1972-76
  • Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology,Skövde University Hospital, Sweden 1976-81
  • Recognized Specialist Obstetrics/Gynaecology Sweden 1979, Norway 1980
  • Registrar/Sen.Registrar,Dept Ob/Gyn, Ullevål University Hospital, Oslo 1981-88
  • Consultant, Dept Ob/Gyn, Central Akershus County Hospital, Norway 1988-94/1998-2000
  • Quality Management Advisor, Central Akershus County Hospital 1994-98 (50%)
  • Senior Consultant, Dept Ob/Gyn, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo 2000-2010.
  • Senior Consultant, Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dept of Female and Children’s Health, Oslo University Hospital. Responsible for Specialist Training/ Quality Management/Urogynaecology/Vulvology 2010-2014

Norwegian Medical Association (NMA):

  • Young Doctors Association: Department Representative Harstad 1972-76, Member Council 1972-73 and 1975-76. Department and Hospital Council Representative Ullevål University Hospital 1983-88.
  • Norwegian Association of Senior Hospital Physicians: 1994-98: Member Board and Vice-Chairman 1996-98, Central Akershus County Hospital and Akershus County NMA-Representative 1994-98.
  • Member NMA Representative Body (council) 1996-2000 and 2007-15
  • Vice-Chair NMA Specialty Committee for Ob/Gyn 1994-98


  • Member and Chair for two  periods FaMe; Committee of the Medical Speciality Societies in the NMA 2008-2014.
  • Member and Chair NMA Committee of Quality Improvement 2000-05
  • Member Board NMA Fund for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 2009-16
  • Senior Advisor, The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, 2012-2016



Specialty Societies:

  • Chair Oslo Gynaecological Society (OGS) 1991-94
  • Chair Norwegian Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NGF) 2006-10
  • Chair Management Committee and Congress President, Norwegian Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1994, Oslo
  • Member Council Nordic Federation of Societies for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NFOG) 1996-2000 and 2006-10.
  • Chair Management Committee and Congress President, NFOG Nordic Bi-annual Congress, Oslo 2000.


International Appointments:

European Association of Senior Hospital Doctors (AEMH), based in Brussels.

Member Council and Treasurer, European Association of Senior Hospital Doctors (AEMH) :                         1998-2009

European Association for Perinatal Medicine, (EAPM)

Member and Treasurer, Management Committee, European Association for Perinatal Medicine, (EAPM) Congress, Oslo 2002


European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG):

  • National Delegate and Norwegian Gynaecologists Federation representative on the Councils of the Board and Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at EBCOG and UEMS since 1994.
  • Member of the Executive Board of EBCOG between 1999-2003, and  2007-12
  • Vice President of EBCOG with main responsibility for Strategy (2003-2006)
  • Currently Serving as Secretary General since 2012-todate
  • Member Working Party: EBCOG Standards of Care in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in  EBCOG since 2009. Two documents produced by this working party were launched at the European Parliament in November, 2014.
  • Member of PACT Project Steering Committee (EBCOG European Post Graduate Curriculum Project ) : a three year long Erasmus funded educational Project. The final report was launched at the 26th European Congress of EBCOG in Paris (March, 2018)
  • Chair: EBCOG Examination working Party (2014-2015)
  • Chair Exam Standing Committee (EFOG-EBCOG) since 2015
  • EBCOG Coordinating Officer for SRH project in cooperation with European Society of Contraception (ESC) to develop three levels of Examinations ( Diploma, bachelor and Master) in Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Member of EBCOG –UNFPA Group to develop Course material for joint Master Class in SRH for UNFPA EECA Region which was delivered in Tbilisi in July 2017.
  • Chair of the EBCOG CME Working Party , 2012-2014
  • Represented EBCOG on the Union of European Medical Specialist (UEMS) Council since 2012
  • Member of CESMA (Council for European Specialists Medical Assessments) since 2015
  • EBCOG Responsible Officer for EACCME (European Accreditation Council for CME/CPD Approval) for approval and Accreditation of medical learning events on behalf of OBGYN specialty


Contribution to Literature

32publications in peer review journals/NMA medical procedure monographies in addition to a large number of congress presentations since 1981 on varied topics, e.g.

Genital Dysplasia, Menstrual Bleeding Abnormalities, Contraception and Contraceptive Complications, Genital Pain Diseases, Quality Management and Patient Safety, Medico-Ethical Issues and International Societal Issues.