Jens K Hertel, PhD
  • Head of Research
  • Morbid Obesity Centre, Vestfold Hospital Trust
  • Tonsberg NOR


Dr. Jens Kristoffer Hertel is heading the Research Department at the Morbid Obesity Centre at Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Norway. He is a geneticist and received his PhD from University of Bergen in 2012 in the field of genetic epidemiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Professional objectives; seeking challenges in medical research, more specifically in the field of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and medical genetics. Dr. Hertel is a member of the steering committee for the Norwegian Association for the Study of Obesity.