MOEN Mette Haase

  • Professor emerita, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Faculty of Medicine, Trondheim, Norway
  • Senior advisor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Olav’s University Hospital in Trondheim, Norway

Mette Haase Moen, MD, PhD, was born in Denmark and completed medical school in Copenhagen. After her marriage to a Norwegian colleague, she has spent most of her professional life in Norway. She underwent her training in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University Hospital of Oslo. Since 1986 she has worked at St Olav’s University Hospital and medical faculty of the University of Trondheim (NTNU) as a consultant, professor, and now professor emerita.

Professor Moen earned her PhD in medicine on endometriosis (occurrence, diagnosis, and risk factors) and most of her research in endometriosis has been on clinical issues. She has been engaged in developing and providing patient information through brochures and the internet, and she is in the advisory board of the US-based Endometriosis Association and the Norwegian Endometriosis Society. She has been on the organising committees for all of the Nordic Endometriosis congresses and was president of the 3rd Nordic Congress on Endometriosis in Trondheim in 2009.

Professor Moen has also been engaged in menopausal topics such as endocrinology of the menopausal transition and menopausal hormonal therapy. She has been the leader of a Scandinavian group studying the attitudes of hormonal therapy among gynaecologists. She has been in the board of Scandinavian Menopause Society, a board member and treasurer of European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS), and has been on the organising or scientific committee of European and International Menopause conferences. She is certified as a menopause practitioner by NAMS (the North American Menopause Society)

Professor Moen has been the president of the Norwegian Gynaecological association, secretary general of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and secretary general of FIGO’s fellowship program. She is also a former president of the Medical Society of Trondheim. She has almost 250 publications (scientific papers, review articles, abstracts and book chapters) and has been the editor of four books.

After her retirement in 2014 she is still engaged in different activities around endometriosis and gynaecological endocrinology. She gives lectures in Norway and the rest of Scandinavia and is a voluntary editor of the website HORMONES AND ENDOMETRIOSIS with 270 subscribers (gynaecologists).

Professor Moen was appointed a WES Ambassador in May 2012.