Søren Schou Olesen

Short form curriculum vitae for Søren Schou Olesen

Søren Schou Olesen, MD, PhD, Professor
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2005 MD, Aarhus University

2011 Ph.D. Aarhus University

2016 Specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Current clinical positions

2016 - Chief Physician, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark

2016 - Head of Pancreas Centre, Department of Gastroenterology  & Hepatology, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark

Main academic positions

2008 - 2011   Ph.D. student, Mech-Sense, Clinical Institute, Aalborg University Hospital

2011 - 2015   Postdoc, Mech-Sense, Clinical Institute, Aalborg University Hospital

2016 - 2021   Associate Professor, Clinical Institute, Aalborg University

2021 -           Professor, Clinical Institute, Aalborg University

Scientific work

Although Dr Olesen has mainly been clinically employed he authored 145 peer-reviewed articles, 5 book chapters and has an H-index of 27. He defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Pain and chronic pancreatitis: clinical and experimental findings” at Aarhus University in 2011.  He is expert in pancreatology, gastroenterology, pharmacology and visceral pain. He is a frequent speaker and chairman at international congresses and has presented about 75 abstracts at national and international meetings. His primary research interests are acute and chronic pancreatitis, gastrointestinal pain and physiology, pharmacology and imaging.  

Grants and awards

He has received 5 research prizes.

Major collaborations 

The most important researchers outside Denmark are currently:

  • Professor Marsha Morgan, University College London, UK
  • Professor Clive Wilder-Smith, Bern, Schwitzerland
  • Professor Nageshwar Reddy, Asian Inst. of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India
  • Professor Dhiraj Yadav, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Associate Professor Vikesh Singh, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA
  • Associate Professor Georg Dimcevski, Haukeland University, Bergen, Norway 

Supervisor duties, teaching and GCP

Since 2008 he has participated in teaching of medical students and in 2021 he was appointed Professor at Clinical Institute, Aalborg University Hospital and responsible for teaching of medical students at Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. He also teaches at specialist courses within gastroenterology and at Ph.D. courses. Currently her is supervisor for three Ph.D. students enrolled at Aalborg University.