Rigshospitalet - Center for Kræft og Organsygdomme, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 København Ø
1982/1983: Medical Doctor
1986-1988: Research fellow at the Cancer Pain Clinic, Finsen Institute, Copenhagen.
1992: Specialist in anaesthesia.
1994-1997: Consultant at the Pain Centre, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen.
1997-2001: Founder and director of Dept. of Palliative Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen.
2001-2006: Consultant at the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.
2006: Doctoral thesis
2006: Adjunct Professor in Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the Pharmaceutical Faculty of University of Copenhagen.
2009: Consultant at Section of Acute Pain Management and Palliative Medicine.
2012: Professor in palliative medicine
Scientific interests in palliative medicine and pain management and especially in different aspects of chronic pain epidemiology, cancer pain management and symptom aetiology, epidemiology, treatment outcomes (health related quality of life, health economics, pain, cognition etc) and opioid pharmacokinetics and – dynamics.
Author and co-author of about hundred and seventy peer-reviewed articles and books/book chapters in palliative medicine and pain management. Defended the doctoral thesis ”Cognitive function in cancer and chronic non-malignant pain patients” at Aarhus University, Denmark 2006.
Lectures at congresses and courses
As invited speaker given more than 250 lectures at national and international congresses and courses. Chairman scientific and organizing committees of national and international congresses.
Other scientific/teaching activities
Vice- president of European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). Co-founder, past-president and currently member of The Danish Association of Palliative Medicine and co-founder of the diploma courses: Nordic Specialist Course in Palliative Medicine and Nordic Education in Advanced Pain Medicine. Currently member of scientic committees for the EAPC Research World Congress in Lereida, Spain 2014 and the EAPC World Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark 2015, and chairman of the organizing committee of the the EAPC World Congress in Copenhagen.
Supervisor for several PhD students and numerous teaching activities nationally and internationally. Member of the editorial advisory boards of the Journal the Scand J Pain (2009) and Palliative Medicine (2012).