I graduated in November 2019 and have been employed as a Ph.D. student at Center for Surgical Science since February 2020. I am currently working full-time as a medical doctor at the surgical dep. whilst spending the remaining time on my research. All through my studies, I have been interested in the surgical specialties and the interest has only increased through my clinical work and previous research. Specifically, I have a profound interest for epidemiology, statistics and optimization of clinical outcomes through optimum selection of the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.

2012 – 2015: Master of Medicine, University of Copenhagen

2015 – 2019: Bachelor of Medicine, University of Copenhagen

My research is focused on clinical outcomes after bariatric surgery, specifically laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. I am especially interested in long-term postoperative complications and the relation of these with chronic pain, quality of life, socioeconomic status and health-related costs. The research is primarily based upon large scaled registers and is supplemented with information from medical records and questionnaires.
In order to prevent development of long-term complications and to ensure better patient selection, we aim to characterize the long-term complications and patient-related risk factors after respectively laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.  

2019 –

Medical doctor (unclassified position), Dep. of Surgery, Zealand University Hospital

2019 –

Substitute medical doctor, Dep. of Surgery, Slagelse Hospital

2020 –

Clinical assistant, Ph.D. student, Center for Surgical Science, Dep. of Surgery, Zealand University Hospital

2018 –2019

Substitute medical doctor (pre-graduate), Dep. of Surgery, Slagelse Hospital

2017 – 2018:

Scolary student, Center for Surgical Science, Dep. of Surgery, Zealand University Hospital

2017:

Teaching assistant, Dep. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Rigshospitalet

2016 – 2017:

Substitute medical doctor (pre-graduate), Dep. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rigshospitalet

2016-2018:

Substitute medical doctor (pre-graduate) and team leader, Gastrounit, Hvidovre Hospital

  1. Gormsen J, Burcharth J, Gögenur I, Helgstrand F. Prevalence and risk factors for chronic abdominal pain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Annals of Surgery 2019.
  2. Gormsen J, Hjørne F, Helgstrand F. Cotinine test in evaluating smoking cessation at the day of bariatric surgery. Scandinavian Journal of Surgery 2019.
  3. Gormsen J, Gögenur I, Helgstrand F. Quality of life and occupational outcomes after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. SURGERY 2020.

2020: Abdominal ultrasound incl. FAST, Dep. of Surgery, Zealand University Hospital, DK-Koege

2019: Center for Surgical Science Research Retreat, TR-Kusadasi

2018: Center for Surgical Science Research Retreat, TR-Kusadasi

2018: Programming and statistical analyses in SAS, SAS institute, DK-Copenhagen

2020: Presentation at National Interdisciplinary Bariatric symposium, DK-Koege: Chronic pain and quality of life after gastric bypass.

2019: Presentation at International Federation for Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) webinar: Prevalence and risk factors for chronic abdominal pain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

2018: Presentation at Danish Surgical Society Annual meeting, DK-Copenhagen: Prevalence and risk factors for development of chronic pain after gastric bypass surgery.

2018: Poster at Danish Surgical Society Annual meeting, DK-Copenhagen: Quality of life and occupational outcomes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

2018: Poster at Ammerical College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, US-Boston: Preoperative testing for smoking among candidates for bariatric surgery.

Research keywords

#bariatricsurgery #obesitysurgery #postoperativecomplications #qualityoflife #chronicpain #socioeconomicstatus
LAST UPDATE: SEP 2020