Respiratory Medicine

Ole Nørgaard Jensen

Head of Department, Consultant, MD

+45 61 69 35 73

Line Larsen

Head of Department,Head Nurse

+45 24 61 87 43

Christian B. Laursen

Head of Research, Consultant

+45 40 38 39 44

Core Tasks


The Department of Respiratory Medicine provides diagnostic work-up and treats patients with all respiratory diseases. It also carries out research within the same field. The Department of Respiratory Medicine is a highly specialised department in respiratory diseases and allergology. The Department works closely with other departments at Odense University Hospital.

The Department provides education of specialists in respiratory medicine and educational programmes within respiratory diseases at the pre-graduate and postgraduate level for several fields of healthcare professionals (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, radiography). Medical students work under supervision from experienced staff members to complete their specialist education in compliance with national regulations.



The Department of Respiratory Medicine is divided into:

A Hospitaldaycare Clinic

A Telemedicine Unit

A Research Unit

A large Outpatient Clinic divided into interdisciplinary specialized teams:

  • Asthma and allergies (Team A)

  • Lung Cancer (Team C)

  • Interstitial lung disease (Team I)

  • COPD - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Team K)

  • Tuberculosis (Team TB)

Research Areas

The Respiratory Medicine Research Unit conducts research within common as well as rare and orphan lung diseases:


  • Asthma and Allergy

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Lung Cancer

  • Interstitial Lung Diseases

  • Pleural diseases

  • Tubercuosis

  • Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis


The focus is clinical research aiming to improve the health care service of patients with a respiratory condition in the Region of Southern Denmark.


More information about the Respiratory Medicine Research Unit at OUH.


Key figures

Beds A 16-bed ward
Employees 80
Annual outpatient visits 15.000
Annual overnight admissions 1.500