Medical Nephrology

Ward department, Y1

Hans Dieperink DMSc

Head of Department, Consultant

+45 2059 8851

Berit Gamborg

Head of Department, Head Nurse

+45 4024 0899

Martin Ernst Tepel DMSc

Head of Research, Consultant

Minnie Sarwal

Adjunct professor

Helle Thiesson

Associate Professor, PhD, renal transplantation in children

+45 6541 4425

Claus Bistrup

PhD, Consultant renal transplantation

+45 6541 1762

Core Tasks

Academic fields

  • Renal transplantation

  • Living donor

  • Deceased donor

  • Transplantation to children

  • Glomerulonephritis

  • Nephrotic syndrome

  • Interstitial nephritis

  • Renal failure

  • Dialysis

  • Endocrinology in renal failure

  • Secondary arterial hypertension


Core tasks

Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic patients with renal disease as well as research in the same fields. The Department of Nephrology is a highly specialised nephrology department with centre-functions for vasculitis-related renal disease and renal transplantation. The Department teaches nurses and doctors at undergraduate and postgraduate levels of.


Heads of research in individual academic fields; Claus Bistrup, renal transplantation; Associate Professor Helle Thiesson, renal transplantation in children; Professor Martin Tepel, head of nephrology research unit.


The Department has six PhD students and 2

For more information about research in Medical Nephrology

Medical Nephrology at OUH - link


Medical Nephrology at SDU - link


Organization chart - link



Research Areas

  • Vascular health in chronic kidney disease

  • Calium-phosphate metabolism in chronic kidney disease

  • Vitamin D effects in chronic kidney disease

  • Nephrotoxicity of immunosuppressive drugs

  • Experimental research models of chronic renal allograft rejection

  • Cancer in renal transplant patients

  • Spiromolacton treatment after renal transplantation


Key figures

Employees 180
Beds 19
The hemodialysis unit in Odense, number of patients 150
The hemodialysis unit in Svendborg, number of patients 60
Out-patient Ward, patients annual 9000
Renal transplantation, annual 65-70