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Marianne Stubbe Østergaard

Marianne Stubbe Østergaard

Associate Professor

Marianne Stubbe Østergaard, MD, Ph.D., GP, Associate Professor
Danish citizen, born 22.04.1953, married, 2 grown up children. Fluent in English and Spanish.

Current position

  1. Associate professor, Department of General Practice, IFSV, University of Copenhagen (part time), CCS, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1016 DK-1014 K, Phone +45-35387945,,
  2. General Practitioner, Toftegårds Allé 30, DK-2500 Valby, Phone +45-36451900,

Professional qualifications

  • MD, University of Copenhagen, 1979
  • Ph.D.-degree, University of Copenhagen 1999
  • Associate professor, Department of General Practice, University of Copenhagen
  • Pre-graduate and postgraduate teaching, course leader & tutorial functions since 1992
  • Internist in all major hospital fields, in hospitals in Copenhagen region 1979-89
  • General practitioner, Copenhagen, since 1989 (19 Yrs)
  • Worked in a tropical hospital for ½ year as medical student, Peru, 1975
  • Member of the Central Medical Group, Amnesty International 1977-93: doing clinical examinations of torture victims, reports, scientific papers on torture and sequels, missions (Chile, Uruguay, Argentine, Greece, Spain) and international conferences
  • Consultant for the Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims,, 1984-87

Other relevant functions

  • Chair of the Asthma & COPD Group of DSAM (Danish Scientific Society for GPs)
  • Co-founder for the International Primary Care Respiratory Group
  • Member of International Editorial Board, Primary Care Respiratory Journal
  • Chair of the Third Nordic Asthma & Respiratory Congress for GPs, 2005


Ph.D. thesis (monograph) on childhood asthma. In addition, 22 scientific papers: 9 peer-reviewed original papers and 3 peer-reviewed reviews in international journals, 5 reviews in Danish journals and 5 Letters to the Editor. Furthermore, International Guidelines on Asthma: The IPCRG Guidelines for Management of Chronic Respiratory Diseases in Primary Care: Management of Asthma.

Main research themes

  • Childhood asthma (diagnostic delay, reasons for diagnostic delay and confusion, diagnostic algorithms and questionnaires, simple effective treatment, management & organisation)
  • Acute respiratory illnesses (ARI), hay fever, COPD
  • Torture and sequels
  • Dementia

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