Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology and co-director of Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital Skejby, Denmark. Past-president of the Danish Society of Cardiology, nucleusmember of the Working Group of Biology of the Heart in the European Society of Cardiology.
His research has focused on ischemic heart disease, interventional cardiology and myocardial metabolism during research conducted at Aarhus University Hospital and as visiting professor at University of Texas, Houston Medical School. Director of the research group of myocardial metabolism and cardioprotection and member of the research group of prehospital diagnosis and treatment. These efforts include reduction of referral delay from onset of symptoms to arrival at the cath. lab. by improved triage and rapid onset of treatment, over optimization of the interventional procedure to implementation of cardioprotective modalities that minimize reperfusion injury.