Dr. Bente Sandvei SkeieNorway
Department of Neurosurgery, Haukeland University hospital and Institute of Biomedicine, University of Bergen
Current Position
01.02.1999 to present MD, Department of Neurosurgery, HUS, Bergen, Norway
01.03.2023 to present Associate professor, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Norway
Academic Experiences
01.02.201 - 01.02.2018The Karches Center for Oncology Research/ Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research/ Northwell Health/ NY/ USA
Professional Experiences
01.07.2002 - 01.07.2003MD (Specialist Registrar in Neurosurgery), Department of Neurosurgery/ Derriford Hospital/ Plymouth/ UK
Specialty & Expertise
Neurosurgeon, Gamma knife treatment, Researcher (Brain tumor radiation therapy)
About Me
Bente Sandvei Skeie, MD, PhD is currently working as a neurosurgeon at the Department of Neurosurgery at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway and as an associate professor at the Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Bergen. She was a board certified neurosurgeon in 2005. Her clinical practice is focused on Gamma knife radiosurgery. She was trained by Jeremy Ganz and is one of four certified Gamma knife surgeons in Norway. In 2014 she defended her PhD thesis “Gamma Knife surgery for Intracranial Tumours – Clinical and Experimental studies” and has later divided her time half and half between clinical work and research mainly related to cerebral tumours and Gamma knife treatment, but also the natural history of incidental meningiomas. Her project as a postdoctoral fellow was “Gamma Knife Surgery for Brain Cancer – Radiosensitizer and Imaging techniques to improve treatment efficacy” which included one year at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research in NY. She evaluates novel drugs to enhance the effect of radiosurgery on primary and secondary brain tumours and served as a PI for a phase 1 trial investigating Salazopyrin as radiosensitizer for recurrent glioblastoma funded by the Norwegian Cancer Society.