Sigurdur Olafsson is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine and Director of Hepatology in the Division of Gastroenterology, Landspitali – The National University Hospital of Iceland. Dr. Olafsson received his Medical Degree from the University of Iceland in 1985 and undertook early postgraduate training at the University Hospital in Reykjavik. Dr. Olafsson continued his postgraduate education in the US, where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and Case Western Reserve University in 1991 and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago in 1994. Dr. Olafsson then returned to Iceland where he was a Consultant at the Akranes Hospital from 1994-2003 and Consultant in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University Hospital in Reykjavik since 1998. Dr Olafsson was named Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Iceland in 2009.
Dr. Olafsson is currently the Treasurer of the Icelandic Society of Internal Medicine. He has also been elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Honorary Fellow of the European Federation of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Olafsson currently leads a nationwide hepatitis C treatment program in Iceland.