Infectious Diseases

Svend Stenvang Pedersen, Lead


Head of department

+45 6541 2651

Bent Schwartz, Head nurse

Head of department

+45 3058 6319

Court Pedersen, Consultant


+45 6541 2737

Morten Sodemann, Consultant


+45 3057 5143

Core Tasks

The Department of Infectious Diseases Q, diagnoses and treats patients with acute and chronic infectious diseases, and works closely with the other departments at Odense University Hospital.



The Department of Immigrant Medicine is part of the Department of Infectious Diseases Q and carries out diagnostic evaluation and treatment of patients with a non-Danish ethnic background.



Research Areas


Infectious Diseases Research



  • Pharmacokinetics, antiviral drugs

  • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

  • Elastiometry for dagnosing liver fibrosis/cirrhosis

  • Sepsis and bacteremia

  • Pneumonia

  • Biomarkers in infectious diseases

  • Exacerbation of chronic obstructive lung disease

  • Global Health

  • Epidemiology and treatment of infecious diseases in Tropical Africa

  • Disease patterns in immigrants


More about Infectious Diseases on University of Southern Denmark

Key figures

Number of beds in the ward 17
Employees 84
Annual overnight admissions 6000