Mogens Tange, Consultant


Head of Department

+45 6541 2506 /

+45 2114 5221

Hollmann, Charlotte

Head of Department

+45 2943 7882

Frantz Rom Poulsen, consultant

Head of Research

+45 6541 3600 /

+45 2530 6791

Anni Nørregaard


Development Nurse  

+45 2682 4245

Carl-Henrik Nordström

Adjunct Professor /

Sonia Brutti

Secretary, Contact Person Research

+45 6541 3600

Core Tasks

The Department of Neurosurgery conducts acute and planned examination, treatment and care of all patients with neurosurgical diseases, i.e. brain injury, brain hemorrhage and brain tumours, abnormalities of the central nervous system (e.g. spina bifida), osteoarthritis, spinal column tumours and slipped discs. Furthermore, the Department provides treatment of nerve damage or other nerve impacts as well as treatment with electrodes to relieve pain.


Research Areas

Nursing and medical aspects of research at the Department of Neurosurgery, Odense University Hospital are closely linked to the highly specialised functions of the Department. Therefore, there is ongoing and planned research within the following areas:


vascular disorders (subarachnoid hemorrhage)

head injuries


spine surgery


The Department has close research collaboration with other departments at Odense University Hospital, and research collaboration between Denmarks four neurosurgical departments is being established.



Number of professors: 1 (guest professor)

Number of research associate professors/assistant professors/postdocs: 1

Development nurse: 1

Number of PhD students: 4

Number of planned PhD programmes: 1



International collaborator: Prof. Carl Henrik Nordström, MD, University of Lund, Sverige. Specialized in cerebral metabolism.


International collaborator: Prof. Henry W. S. Schroeder, MD, PhD, University of Griefswald, Germany. Specialized in endoscopy assisted skull base surgery.




Current research Projects at the Department of Neurosurgery as per June 2018



Neurovascular disorders



In vitro studies on the contractility of human brain blood vessels

Frantz Rom Poulsen, Pernille Lærkegaard Hansen (Cardiovasvular and Renal Research, Institut for Molecular Medicin, SDU).

Contact: Frantz Rom Poulsen (


Cerebral metabolism

Azel Frosse, Carl-Henrik Nordström, Troels Halfeld Nielsen, Simon Mølstrøm (Department of Anaesthesiology, OUH), Frantz Rom Poulsen.

Contace: Axel Forsse (






Brain tumor surgery and intraoperative fluorescense

Mette Katrine Schulz, Christian Bonde Pedersen, Frantz Rom Poulsen.

Contact: Frantz Rom Poulsen (


Characterization of high grade glioma heterogeneity (PET hot spots)

Frantz Rom Poulsen, Christian Bonde Pedersen, Mette Katrine Schulz, Bjarne Winther Kristensen (Department of Pathology, OUH).

Contact: Frantz Rom Poulsen (


Better and more precise treatment of high grade gliomas

Bjarne Winther Kristensen (Department of Pathology, OUH), Frantz Rom Poulsen, Christian Bonde Pedersen, Mette Katrine Schulz.

Contact: Bjarne Winther Kristensen (


Experimental animal research models of intracranial tumors and their treatment

Bo Halle, Christian Bonde Pedersen, Frantz Rom Poulsen.

Contact: Bo Halle (


Surgical treatment of pituitary tumors

Frantz Rom Poulsen, Christian Bonde Pedersen, Bo Halle, Marianne Andersen (Department of Endocrinology, OUH).

Contact: Frantz Rom Poulsen (







Chronic subdural hematoma - part of Danisk Chronic Subdural Hematoma Studu (DACHSUS)

Contact: Frantz Rom Poulsen (


Cerebral metabolism after severe head injury

Troels Halfeld Nielsen, Axel Forsse

Contact: Troels Halfeld Nielsen (



Center-TBI - collaborative European Neuro Traume Effectiveness Research in TBI - medvirkende i multicenterstuedie om hovedtraumer

Christina Rosenlund, Rico Schou (Department of Anaesthesiology, OUH), Morgen Blaabjerg (Department of Neurology, OUH), Frantz Rom Poulsen

Contact: Christina Rosenlund (






Cerebral metabolism in severe community acquired bacterial meningitis.

Frantz Rom Poulsen , Lykke Larsen (Department of Infectious Medicine, OUH), Troels Halfeld Nielsen, Carl-Henrik Nordström

Contact: Frantz Rom Poulsen (




Nursing development and research Projects as per August 2016


Family-focused nursing care to the affected family

- a study of the impact of family-focused nursing as regards to quality of life, readiness to change and disease management in patients with glioblastoma and their relatives.

Inge Faarup, Karin Lütgen, Anni Nørregaard.

Contact person: Anni Nørregaard (



The patients experience of pain in the early postoperative course at Dept. of Neurosurgery/spinal surgery.

Nina Bechsgaard, Anni Nørregaard.

Contact person: Anni Nørregaard (



Postoperative residual urine after back surgery.

Vibeke Duus, Mette Sys Larsen, Anni Nørregaard.

Contact person: Anni Nørregaard (



Soothing and structured tactile impact of ICP in sedated neurosurgical patients.

Stefan Callesen.

Contact person: Anni Nørregaard (




Key figures

Number of beds (overnight) 25
Number of beds (intensive care) 13
Operating tables 3
Number of inpatients, elective (2017) 1,721
Number of inpatients, acute (2017) 919
Number of outpatient visits per day 20 - 25