The department performs research based within four main areas:
Clinical research (randomized, clinical trials (RCT), cohort studies, epidemiological research, interdisciplinary research, etc.)
Experimental clinical research
Translational research (clinical research combined with basic science research)
Nursing research

We manage our clinical research activities on a daily basis by individual senior doctors and nurses in the department. In addition, we have physical frames for young researchers in our cardiothoracic and vascular research unit placed in close proximity to the clinical department.

Through a strong collaboration with Department of Clinical Medicine we conduct animal experimental surgery and the department also provides access to a range of core research facilities (research equipment and specialized consulting like statistical counseling).

The department´s research achievements are presented through attendance and presentations at international scientific conferences and by publication of peer reviewed scientific articles in international scientific journals. 

Link to the research site of the Department:

For more information contact: Thomas Decker Christensen, Consultant, Ass. Professor, MD, DMSc, PhD. E-mail: or J. Michael Hasenkam, Professor, MD, DMSc. E-mail: