Medical Gastrointestinal Diseases

Ledende overlæge

Karsten Lauritsen

Tel.: +45 6541 2760



Louise Vestring

Tel.: +45 2157 2646


Ove B. Schaffalitzky de Muckadell


Professor of medicine, MD, DMSCI 

Tel.: +45 6541 2750


Aleksander Krag


Professor of medicine, MD, PhD 

Tel.: +45 6541 2755


Jens Kjeldsen


Professor of medicine, MD, PhD 

Tel.: +45 6541 2755


Core Tasks


The Department treats medical disorders in the oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas and abdominal cavity at specialist level. These may include oesophagitis, stomach ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, complications in cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis and pancreatitis.


Moreover, the Department performs a large number of diagnostic and treatment procedures with a gastroscope on the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, large intestine, biliary tract and pancreas.



Research Areas

  • Dyspepsia

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux

  • Eosinophilic oesophagitis

  • Peptic ulcer

  • Helicobacter pylori

  • Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (treatment; epidemiology; inflammatory markers and mediators)

  • Liver fibrosis

  • Portal hypertension

  • Ascites and hepatorenal syndrome

  • Hereditary pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy (management of common bile duct stenosis; management of chronic pancreatitis; cholangioscopy; post-ERCP complications)

  • Evidence based medicine: meta-analyses and research.