Thomas Roger Schopf
Thomas Schopf is a medical doctor and researcher employed at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research since 2007. He graduated from the Medical faculty, University of Oslo in 1995. After serving as a medical officer in the armed forces, he practiced as a general practitioner in several municipalities.
Following training at the Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of North-Norway he received a board certification in dermatology and venereology. In 2013 he defended his PhD thesis "Using the Internet to manage atopic eczema" at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Dr. Schopf is teaching students as well as health professionals in dermatology and telemedicine. His main research interests are focusing on clinical decision support systems for skin cancer, teledermatology and web-based education aimed at patients as well as health professionals.
He is a board member of the International Dermoscopy Society. He has experience from running various teledermatology services and has made significant contributions to the development of the websites "Eksemskolen.no" and "Sjekkdeg.no" as well as the web-based courses "Help, it's itchy!" and "The Electronic Health Record-school". In addition to his research position at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research, Dr. Schopf is seeing patients at his office in Storsteinnes.