After graduating from University of Copenhagen in 2013 I started specialization in anesthesiology. My primary focus has been optimization of patients in the perioperative period. Currently I study the effects of anesthesia techniques such as nerve blocks and inhalational anesthesia, on cancer progression in colorectal cancer.
I enjoy working in international environments and have previously lived, worked and studied abroad several times. In 2016 I spent six months working for Doctors Without Borders in a refugee camp for Burundi refugees building a health care system in an emergency setting. This gave me invaluable organizational, social, and personal experience that I use every day in my research projects. My heart still beats for global health and equal access to healthcare.
Today I live in Copenhagen with my wife and son – I enjoy city life, cooking, sailing and occasionally having cold beer with good friends.
PhD Student, Center for Surgical Science, Department of Surgery Zealand University
Medical Doctor, Dep. of Anesthesiology, Zealand University Hospital Roskilde, Denmark
Medical Doctor, Dep. of Anesthesiology, Slagelse Hospital, Denmark
Medical Doctor, Nduta Hospital, Doctors Without Borders, Tanzania
Medical Doctor, Dep. of Anesthesiology, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark
Medical Doctor, Dep. of Endocrine, Geriatric, Pulmonary and Infectious Diseases, Herlev
Medical Doctor, Dep. of Urology, Herlev Hospital, Denmark
Medical Doctor, The Gastro Unit, Surgical Section, Herlev Hospital, Denmark
Substitute Medical Doctor (pre-graduate), The Gastro Unit, Surgical Section, Herlev
Clinical Internship, Kirinda District Hospital, Rwanda
Clinical Internship, Dep. of Anesthesiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Kigali,
Substitute Medical Doctor (pre-graduate), Dep. of Orthopedic Surgery, Hjørring Sygehus,
Course assistant, Human Health and Disease, Danish Institute for Study Abroad,
Amager Hospital, Denmark
2013-2018: Elected as regional representative for Danish Association of Junior Hospital
2015-2016: Elected vice-chairman of the Capital Region, Danish Association of Junior Hospital
2013-2015: Elected member of The Group of Youngest Doctors, Danish Association of Junior
2012: Volunteer, Danish Red Cross Summer Camp, Youth Red Cross, Denmark
2009-2013: Member of International Medical Cooperation Committee (IMCC)
2007-2013: Board Member, Danish Medical Students’ Association
2009- 2013 Master of Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2006- 2009: Bachelor of Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
European Trauma Course, European Resuscitation Council, Denmark
Advanced Life Support, European Resuscitation Council, Denmark
Advanced Trauma Life Support, ATLS Denmark
Preparation for Primary Departure, Doctors Without Borders, Oslo, Norway
Summer School in International Health, Copenhagen School of Global Health,
University of Copenhagen
Summer School in Global Health Challenges, Copenhagen School of Global Health,
University of Copenhagen
- Drakos I, Chmura PJ, Jørgensen RC, Derian N, Hasselager RB, Vogelsang RP, Fransgård T, Watt SK, Ellervik C, Pedersen PL, Andersen SE, Kaas-Hansen BS, MD, Belling KG, Samdahl E, Rasmussen A, Søeby K, Ostropolets A, Pozhidaeva M, Rijnbeek PR, Bernth A, Brunak S, Grarup J, Gögenur I. OHDSI in Denmark: from Ithaca to the bedside. OHDSI Symposium; 2018; October 12; Bethseda; USA. Abstract.
- Olsen LL, Møller AM, Brorson S, Hasselager RB, Sort R. The impact of lifestyle risk factors on the rate of infection after surgery for a fracture of the ankle. Bone Joint J. 2017; 99–B: 225–230.
- Hasselager R, Lohse N, Duch P, Møller MH. Risk factors for reintervention after surgery for perforated gastroduodenal ulcer, British Journal of Surgery. 2016; 103: 1676–1682.
- Hasselager R, Gogenur I. Core muscle size assessed by perioperative abdominal CT scan is related to mortality, postoperative complications, and hospitalization after major abdominal surgery: a systematic review. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2014 Mar;399(3):287-95.
My research focus on interventions in the perioperative period that may affect long-term oncologic outcomes after cancer surgery. Specific anesthetic techniques may modulate the immune response to surgery so cancer cells can seed, spread and grow. My research projects consist of clinical trials and epidemiologic studies of nationwide registers.
LAST UPDATE: NOV 2018