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About OUH

Odense University Hospital (OUH) is one of the four university hospitals in Denmark. Here all medical specialities are represented in one place.

Odense University Hospital is centred on a board of directors consisting of a managing hospital director and five directors, each with their own area of responsibility, as well as 60 departments with heads of departments.

Board of directors

Torben Hedegaard Jensen

Torben Hedegaard Jensen

Managing Director, Board of Directors

+45 21 25 01 95
Michael Dall

Michael Dall

MD, MPA, Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Board of Directors

+ 45 28 73 22 34
Mathilde Schmidt-Petersen

Mathilde Schmidt-Petersen

MHA, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Board of Directors

+45 22 88 54 98
Bjarne Dahler-Eriksen

Bjarne Dahler-Eriksen

MD, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Board of Directors

+45 23 28 40 68
Kim Torsten Brixen

Kim Torsten Brixen

MD, PhD, Professor, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Board of Directors

+ 45 51 20 97 87
Niels Nørgaard Pedersen

Niels Nørgaard Pedersen

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Board of Directors

+45 20 28 20 71
 Budget per year (million Euro):  835
 Employees: 11.281
 Beds:  1.038
 Operations per year:  40.113
 Discharged patients per year: 104.229
 Outpatient visits per year:  1.130.729


Practical information about emergency care, what to do and who to contact in case of emergency is found on the website of Region of Southern Denmark.

Under "Medical specialities" you will find contact information on employees who can assist with further information within your speciality. You are also welcome to contact the Department of Human Ressources:

OUH is one of the largest education and training centres in the South Denmark Region, and we have close collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark - Campus Odense. Thousands of patients are treated at OUH every day. It is OUH’s ambition to ensure that every patient receives highly qualified treatment and that they feel well treated in terms of nursing and care.

Research and Development

Research, development and education are inseparable aspects of OUH’s function as a university hospital. OUH is one of the Region’s largest education and training venues and is very closely connected to the University of Southern Denmark. OUH makes its mark on the future, in terms of the healthcare offered regionally, nationally and internationally, by educating new highly skilled employees and by creating research results that both streamline and improve the care pathways of the future.

Erasmus internships

Are you as an international student interested in a clinical internship at Odense University Hospital, please contact the medical speciality, that you are interested in, in order to initiate this proces. You can also read more about the process and what you need in this situation here at the University of Southern Denmark's website.

Long history - and a totally modern future

Odense University Hospital  comprises of buildings from different periodes of the past more than hundred years. Hospitalphilosophy and health care history can be read from the buildings, that are stille all in use. The Region of Southern Denmark is soon starting to build a new hospital, the New OUH, that will provide opportunities to integrate new treatment options, intensified cross-disciplinary collaboration and multiple application of new technology into the way the hospital is organised. The buildings will be integrated with University of Southern Denmark.