Respiratory Medicine

Goran Nadir Salih

Head of Department, Consultant, MD

+45 29 17 80 25

Line Larsen

Head of Department,Head Nurse

+45 24 61 87 43

Christian B. Laursen

Head of Research, Consultant

+45 40 38 39 44

Core Tasks


The Department of Respiratory Medicine provides diagnostic work-up and treats patients with all respiratory diseases. It also carries out research within the same field. The Department of Respiratory Medicine is a highly specialised department in respiratory diseases and allergology. The Department works closely with other departments at Odense University Hospital.

The Department provides education of specialists in respiratory medicine and educational programmes within respiratory diseases at the pre-graduate and postgraduate level for several fields of healthcare professionals (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, radiography). Medical students work under supervision from experienced staff members to complete their specialist education in compliance with national regulations.



The Department of Respiratory Medicine is divided into:

A Hospitaldaycare Clinic

A Telemedicine Unit

A Research Unit

A large Outpatient Clinic divided into interdisciplinary specialized teams:

  • Asthma and allergies (Team A)

  • Lung Cancer (Team C)

  • Interstitial lung disease (Team I)

  • COPD - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Team K)

  • Tuberculosis (Team TB)


The Departments website at University of Southern Denmark

Research Areas

  • Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment of Asthma and Allergies

  • Risk factors for low lung function

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Etiology, Treatment and Rehabilitation

  • Lung Cancer, Epidemiology and Etiology

  • Interstitial Lung Diseases: development of new diagnostic tools.

  • The Department currently has 2 PhD students, 1 postdoc, a few pregraduate research students and 4 research nurses, all GCP trained.


Current research Projects


More information about research in Respiratory medicine



Key figures

Beds A 16-bed ward
Employees 80
Annual outpatient visits 15.000
Annual overnight admissions 1.500