About Ottar Viker Lunde, MD
Ottar V. Lunde, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor. He provides primary care for adults, including preventive care as well as the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Dr. Lunde has a special interest in heart failure, sleep medicine and weight loss counseling. He serves as chief of the general internal medicine clinical service for UC San Diego Health.
As a professor of medicine, Dr. Lunde is involved in training medical students and residents at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, he served as a naval doctor and lieutenant in the Norwegian navy. Dr. Lunde also practiced as a medical doctor in Europe. While living in Barcelona he learned to speak Spanish and completed a year of advanced training in cardiology.
Dr. Lunde completed his residency training in internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, which covered a broad range of medical disciplines including cardiology. He earned his medical degree at the University of Oslo in Norway and his undergraduate degree in pre-clinical studies at the University of Bergen in Norway. He also received a credential in history and philosophy from the University of Oslo.
When not working at his profession, Dr. Lunde enjoys jogging, swimming, tennis, reading books and spending time with his wife and two children. He also spends time playing piano and guitar.
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- University of Oslo, Norway
- Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Internal Medicine
Conditions and Treatments
- Overall Health and Well-Being
- Preventive Medicine
- Wellness Care