As a director of CSS my overall vision is to put together the right research team who can develop a reality for our patients resulting in the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. We have huge challenges in surgical treatment with more than 1/3 of patients having complications after major surgery and 1/3 of our patients having a cancer recurrence after cancer surgery. Our patients are presenting themselves with a unique story and a unique combination of factors all determining the response to a surgical treatment. I believe that we as surgeons should be the major drivers for a development where integration of cross-disciplinary competencies are integrated through cross-disciplinary research methodologies. We can only solve the puzzle of the individual variation in a patient treated for a surgical disease by completely understanding what is the major problem for the patient and how will the patient respond to the surgical treatment ahead. This can only be done by putting together a team of young researchers together with senior clinicians and researchers towards a common goal of performing state of the art treatment. The interaction between the clinical and basic scientists is instrumental for stimulation of new ideas and approaches to solve the patient problem. With the development in the international data scene where we are challenged by omic data on all levels it is a prerequisite for a success to integrate data scientists in our strategy to improve patient treatment. As a director of CSS I have a focus on integrating the three pillars of data sciences, clinical sciences and basic sciences. As a professor of surgery and a consultant in colorectal surgery I have the honor of being in an environment of researchers, clinicians and academics that share this common goal of excellent state of the art patient treatment!

University of Copenhagen

Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc), Postoperative circadian disturbances · (2009)

University of Copenhagen

Authorisation of Medical Practice, Medicine · (2001)

University of Copenhagen

Cand. Med., Medicine · (1999)

Center for Surgical Science (CSS)
Founder and Director
2015 – Present

Sjællands Universitetshospital, Køge
Professor and Senior Consultant, Department of Surgery
2014 – Present

Zealand Surgical Forum
Organizer and Chairman
2015 – Present

Herlev Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology
2013 – 2014

Chief Surgeon, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology
2012 – 2013

Senior Resident
2007 – 2012

Gentofte University Hospital
Senior Resident
2007 – 2012

  • Researcher of the Year 2016

Zealand University Hospital

  • Honorary Award

2012 Foundation of MD Ejlif Trier-Hansen and wife Ane Trier-Hansens

  • Best presentation

2008 Danish Surgical Society

  • Surgeon of the Year 2008

2008 N.C. Nielsen Award

  • Best oral presentation

2007  Surgical Society

  • 2020 – … 

Member of the editorial board of the journal Cancers

  • 2015 – …

Member of the Evaluation Committee for the Research Unit at Region of Zealand

  • 2015 – …

Member of the Executive Committee of Danish Colorectal Cancer Group (DCCG)

  • 2014

Chairman of the Scientific Committee of DCCG

  • 2014 – …

Editor for Ugeskrift For Læger / Danish Medical Journal

  • 2013 – …

Member of the DCCG Board

Research keywords

#Emergency surgery #laparotomy #perioperative #optimization #surgical stress