Medical Endocrinology

Jan Erik Henriksen, Consultant, PhD

Head of Department

+ (45) 2033 2174

Anna Sofie Lillevang, Head Nurse

Head of Department

+ (45) 2167 9277

Laszlo Hegedüs, Professor, DMSc

Head of Research

+ (45) 2927 5474

Core Tasks

Diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic patients with endocrine disorders and hypertension as well as research within the same fields. Furthermore, teaching within endocrine disorders and hypertension at both pregraduate and postgraduate level and education of specialists in endocrinology. The Department of Endocrinology is a highly specialised endocrinology department with national centre function for insulin allergy and porphyria.



Academic fields

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Thyroid diseases

  • Calcium and bone metabolic diseases

  • Diseases of the pituitary gland, gonad and adrenal gland

  • Nutritional diseases

  • Arterial hypertension


Research Areas



Main research areas


  • Pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes

  • Diabetes and pregnancy

  • Clinical intervention studies with new diabetic treatment methods

  • Thyroid autoimmunity

  • Genetic and environmental background of thyroid disorders

  • Clinical intervention studies: e.g. radio iodine treatment and laser treatment

  • Osteoporosis

  • Rare bone metabolic diseases

  • Clinical intervention studies: New methods for treatment of osteoporosis

  • Diseases of the pituitary gland, gonad and adrenal gland

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

  • Hypoandrogenism

  • Anorexia nervosa: Endocrine, therapeutic and epidemiological aspects

  • Clinical arterial hypertension

  • Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation

  • Subclinical cardiovascular damage and risk stratification

  • Stem cell differentiation, especially osteoblasts

  • Treatment with mesenchymal stem cells


Heads of research of the individual academic fields



  • Professor Henning Beck-Nielsen (see CV)

  • Professor Laszlo Hegedüs (see CV)

  • Professor Kurt Højlund

  • Professor Moustapha Kassem (see CV)

  • Professor Marianne Andersen (see CV)

  • Professor René Støving (see CV)

  • Assistant Professor Pernille Hermann (see CV)


The department has 48 PhD students, four postdocs and five pregraduate research students.


The scientific production includes some 130 peer reviewed articles per year, and on average three PhD students complete their PhD studies annually.