Experienced researcher with primary focus in pathophysiological perioperative changes and clinically optimizing the perioperative course for patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery through establishment of the OMEGA (Optimizing Major Emergency Abdominal surgery) project (www.omegaprojektet.dk). 

Within the perioperative framework of OMEGA, I have been securing the funds and leading the following projects:

PHASE (Perioperative metabolic and Hormonal Aspects in major emergency Surgery)

A clinical prosepctive study (n=100), which focus on the temporal endocrine and immunological changes after major emergency abdominal surgery (completed).

POETRY (Perioperative endothelial dysfunction in patients undergoing major acute abdominal surgery)

A clinical prospective study (n=90), which focus on the association between postoperative endothelial dysfunction and outcomes after major emergency abdominal surgery (completed).


A clinical prospective project (n=150), which identify patient’s barriers for early discharge, early enteral nutrition, and early mobilization after major emergency surgery (completed).

ZealSurg retrospective major surgery database

A retrospective database (n=1.450) covering all major emergency abdominal surgery performed at the Zealand University Hospital from 2010 – 2016 (completed).

PROMIES (Perioperative Pulmonary Monitoring in Major Emergency Surgery)

Clinical prospective project (n=350), which focus on association between postoperative hypoxemia, respiratory muscle dysfunction, and major complications (ongoing).

HERMES (Heart Rate Monitoring in Major Emergency Surgery)

Clinical prospective project (n=100), which focus on the incidence of postoperative cardiac arrhythmias and myocardial ischemia (ongoing).

Earlier, I have conducted research primarily within the field of large-scale epidemiological association studies both as primary investigator and academic supervisor. Furthermore, designed, conducted, and supervised experimental studies, clinical studies and multi-center trials with experience and confidence in communicating with regulatory authorities.
Clinically, I am working as a surgical senior resident at Department of Surgery, Zealand University Hospital.

M.D.  University of Copenhagen 2010

Ph.D.  University of Copenhagen and Center for Perioperative Optimization (CPO) 2013

  • Title: “The epidemiology and risk factors for recurrence after inguinal hernia surgery”

Google Scholar citations

  • 117 scientific papers published in international peer-reviewed journals
  • 7 short books, 2 book chapters
  • 49 scientific lectures at national and international meetings
  • H-index: 21
  • i10-index (no. of publications with at least 10 citations): 38

• 4 Ph.D. students (2 disseminated, 1 enrolled, 1 pre-enrollment)
• 19 pre-graduate research year students (1–year program) (17 finished, 2 ongoing)
• 17 medical masters theses (14 finished, 3 ongoing)

Associate surgical editor
2014 –2015: Medicine® (Impact Factor 6.5, 2015) 
2015 –2016: BMC Surgery (Impact Factor 1.24, 2015)
2017 –2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care

Scientific peer reviewer

Lancet, PLoS ONE, GENE, BMC Surg, Medicine, World J Surg Oncol, Br J Surg, BMJ, World J Gastroenterol, Ann Surg and Transplant, BJS, Hernia.

2013 –2019: The Medical Society of Copenhagen (www.DMSK.dk) 
2011 –2013: President – Network for Younger Researchers, Herlev Hospital 
2011 –2013: RHUF (Region Hovedstadens Unge Forskere) 
2012: Region Hovedstadens Forskningsfond til Sundhedsforskning 

Research keywords

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