Department of Surgical Sciences,
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry,
University of Bergen,
Eirik Johan Solheim (born August 20, 1960) is a professor in orthopaedic surgery at the Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. Eirik Johan Solheim graduated (MD) from medical school (University of Bergen) in 1986 and defended his doctoral thesis (PhD) "Effects of Bioerodible Polyorthoester on Heterotopic and Orthotopic Bone Induction in Rats" at the University of Oslo in 1993. He finished his specialist training for orthopedic surgery in 1998 after working at Hagavik Hospital, Haukeland Universitetssykehus og Haraldsplass Deaconness Hospital.
Dr. Solheim has authored or co-authored three books and about 60 scholarly articles and monographs on various orthopedic topics including osteogenesis, osteoinduction, BMP, growth factors, biomaterals (including polyorthoester and polylactic acid), fracture healing, fracture treatment (including tibia fractures and distal radius fractures), anterior cruciate ligament injuries, articular cartilage defects, cartilage repair techniques (including microfracture, mosaicplasty and autologous chondrocyte implantation) and various shoulder and elbow conditions (including frozen shoulder and tennis elbow).