Peter Vilmann

Peter Vilmann

Clinical Professor

Member of:

  • Surgery


  • Honoris Causa (HC), University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania (Sept. 2011)
  • MD.Sc ( A-disputats), University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Feb. 1998)
  • Speciality, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Gastroenterology (Jan. 1994) and Surgery (Jan. 1993)
  • MD (, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Jan. 1981)


Positions and Employment

1982 - 1993 Training (medical doctor) at various hospitals in Denmark

1993 - 1994 1. reservelæge, Dept. of Surgery, Gastrointestinal Unit, Herlev Hospital, Denmark

1994 - 1995 1. reservelæge, Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

1995 - 2009 Overlæge, Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology, Gentofte Hospital, Denmark

2005- 2010 Scientific lecturer, Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology, Gentofte Hospital, Denmark

2009 - Overlæge, Dept. of Surgery, Gastrointestinal Unit, Herlev Hospital, Denmark

2010 - Full Professor of Endoscopy in Copenhagen University Herlev Hospital, Denmark


Other Experience and Professional Memberships

ASGE member since 2001. Present member of the European Society of GI Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline Committee and American Society of GI Endoscopy (ASGE) International Committee working group (until May 2013).

Past chairman of the Danish Society of Endoscopy, Past board member of Scandinavian Association of Digestive Endoscopy (SADE), Past board member of the Education committee of the ESGE.


Editorial board of medical journals

Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, Visible Human Journal of Endoscopy (VHJOE), Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy VIJGIE, Endoscopic Ultrasound


Referee work for scientific journals

Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of the Danish Medical Association, Acta Radiologica, Respiration, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Cytopathology, European Respiratory Journal, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastroenterology Research and Practice, Ultrasound in Biology and Medicine, pancreatology among others



The Swedish Society of Medicine Jubileumspriset 1999, Copenhagen county employee Idea Prize 2005, ”Doctor Honoris Causa” (Æres Doktor). Romania Ministry of  Education, Research and Youth. University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania 2009, Primary Doctors at Gentofte Hospital Honorary award 2011, Visiting Professor, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India 2011, Herlev Hospitals High Impact prize 2011.


Ongoing research support

The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation (2012). CLE equipment. USD 387,045. Role: PI, Arvid Nilssons Foundation, 2 PhD stipends (01/09/12-31/08/15). USD 324,875. Role: PI, Toyota Foundation (2012). CLE equipment. USD 63,170. Role: PI The Jochum Foundation (2012). CLE equipment. USD 90,243. Role: PI Aase and Ejnar Danielsen Foundation (2012). CLE equipment. USD 27,073. Role: PI


International multicentric studies

  • EUS-guided gallbladder drainage with the AXIOS stent in patients with acute cholecystitis unsuitable for surgery: a feasibility study 2013-2014.
  • Needle Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) on Pancreatic Masses 2012-2013 ( NCT01734967). The aim of the proposed study is to describe confocal imaging criteria for pancreatic masses, lymph nodes or liver metastases identified during EUS procedures performed for pancreatic cancer staging (EUS-nCLE), while evaluating also the feasibility and safety of nCLE examinations based on i.v. fluorescein.
  • Characterization of Crohn's disease by CLE and the relation to disease activity 2012-2014 ( ID: NCT01738529). Patients with colonic or ileal Crohn´s disease, where an indication for treatment and colonoscopy exists are examined with endoscope based CLE. Contrast Enhanced Harmonic Endoscopic Ultrasound (CEH-EUS) in Focal Pancreatic Masses: 2011-2012 ( Identifier: NCT01315548)
  • Controlled Trial Comparing the Performance of 22 Gauge Versus 25 Gauge EUS-FNA Needles (FNA-22G-25G) – international study (National Institute of Health Identifier: NCT01016288), coordinated by Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen – Subinvestigator [2009-2012]
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound Elastography in Pancreatic Masses: 2009-2010 ( Identifier: NCT00909103)



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