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01-06-1999    MD, SDU

01-04-2003    PhD, SDU

01-09-2010    Specialist in Neurosurgery

01-11-2016    Professor in Neurosurgery



2018              Neurosurgical editor on “Læge- og Patient håndbogen”

2017              Head of BRIDGE (Brain Research – Inter-Diciplinary-Guided-Excellence) at OUH/SDU

2016              Consultant and professor in Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, OUH

2011              Consultant, ass. prof., head of research, Department of Neurosurgery, OUH


SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES                    

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS:               Superviser of 1 PhD student, co-advisor on 4 PhD students, supervisor of 5 pregraduate student and numerous candidate speciality students

SCIENTIFIC FOCUS AREAS: Treatment of primary brain tumors, skull base tumors and pituitary tumors. Molecular mechanisms in malignant gliomas. Chronic subdural hematomas. Cerebral metabolism

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/COLLABORATORS: Departments of Neuropathology, Infectious Medicine, Nuclear Medicin, Radiology and Neurology, OUH. The neurosurgical departments in Ålborg, Århus and Copenhagen. Initiator of West-Danish Neurosurgical Research Collaboration. Neurosurgical departments of Tromsø, Trondheim, Göteborg and Regensburg

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE: Head of research at Department of Neurosurgery since June 2011. Board member and chairman of scholar stipend commitee Danish Society for Neurosurgery. Research Management Course 2015. Head of BRIDGE

REFEREE WORK AND EVALUATION COMMITTEES: Referee for several international journals including Lancet and NEJM

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONOURS: Price winner at Neurosurgical test, Beitostølen, Norway



2009               Dagmar Marshalls Foundation, 20.000 kr.

2009               Familien Hede Nielsens Foundation, 20.000 kr.

2009               Mindefonden for Alice Brenaa, 70.000 kr.

2009               Research Council at Odense Universitetshospital 90.000 kr.

2011               Familien Hede Nielsens Foundation, 15.000 kr.

2012               Research Council at Odense Universitetshospital 304.000 kr

2014               Fonden til lægevidenskabens fremme 40.000 kr

2015               Research Council at Odense Universitetshospital 204.000 kr

2015               Fonden til lægevidenskabens fremme 30.000 kr

2017               Savværksejer Jeppe Juhl og Hustru Ovita Juhls Mindelegat 250.000 kr

Selected Publications (from 2013) Total number of peer-reviewed publications: 54 Web of Science (August 2018): Cites: 997, h-index= 19, ORCID: 0000-0001-5715-6901

Research areas

Treatment of malignant gliomas: The use of convection enhanced delivery of Auger electron emitter coupled to nucleic acid as a novel treatment of malignant glioma (brain cancer)
Collaborative partners: Departments of Neuropathology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Malignant glioma hot-spot study: Histopathologic, genomic and proteomic analysis of malignant glioma hot spots identified by PET scans
Collaborative partners: Departments of Neuropathology, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine and Genetics, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Fluorescein in cerebral tumor surgery: Investigating the use of fluorescein to peroperatively deliniate cerebral tumors from surround brain tissue

Cerebral blood vessels: Functional analysis of cortical and subcortical cerebral blood vessels derived from larger brain biopsies obtained during tumor surgery
Collaborative partners: Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Cerebral metabolisme in bacterial meningitis: Prospective clinical study on cerebral metabolism in unconcious patients with bacterial meningitis
Collaborative partners: Departments of Infections Medicine and Intensive Care

Subdural haematomas Chronic subdural hematomas – recurrence, risk factors, importance of anticoagulants
Collaborative partners: Department of Neurology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark. Departments of Neurosurgery Ålborg-Århus-Copenhagen, Denmark

Subarachnoidal hemorhage Noninvasive assessment of aneurysm rupture risk and cerebral metabolism in subarachnoidal bleeding patients
Collaborative partner: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
Lumbar vs. external ventricular drainage – a randomized clinical trial

Malignant medial cerebral artery infarcts CT based prediction of malignization of cerebral medai infarct and subsequent need for decompressive craniectomy
Collaborative partners: Departments of Neurology, Odense University Hospital

Center TBI Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in TBI
Coordinators: Andrew I. R. Maas, Antwerpen University Hospital and David K. Menon, University of Cambrigde

Nursing studies Family focused nursing in patients with malignant gliomas

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Research Output 1995 2019

Antidepressant drug use and subdural hematoma risk

Gaist, D., García Rodríguez, L. A., Hald, S. M., Hellfritzsch, M., Poulsen, F. R., Halle, B., Hallas, J. & Pottegård, A., 14. Oct 2019, In : Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Population Control
Case-Control Studies

Behandling af glioblastom og andre kræftformer med tumor treating fields

Translated title of the contribution: Tumor treating fields in cancer treatment in DenmarkKorshøj, A. R., Lukacova, S., Mikic, N., Cortnum, S. O. S., Lassen-Ramshad, Y., Lignell Guldberg, T., Severinsen, K. E., Thielscher, A., Rom Poulsen, F., Sørensen, J. C. H. & Burckhard von Oettingen, G., 2019, In : Ugeskrift for Laeger. 181, 20A, V07180481.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


Behandling af kronisk subduralt hæmatom

Translated title of the contribution: National guidelines for treatment of chronic subdural haematomaJensen, T. S. R., Andersen-Ranberg, N. C., Rom Poulsen, F., Bergholt, B., Hundsholt, T. & Fugleholm, K., Jul 2019, In : Ugeskrift for Laeger. 181, 14, V03180160.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Hematoma, Subdural, Chronic
Dura Mater

Cerebral monitorering af neurointensive patienter

Forsse, A., Clausen, A. H., Nielsen, T. H., Nordström, C-H. & Rom Poulsen, F., 2019, In : Ugeskrift for Laeger. 181, 6, V01180025.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Cyclosporin A ameliorates cerebral oxidative metabolism and infarct size in the endothelin-1 rat model of transient cerebral ischaemia

Forsse, A., Nielsen, T. H., Nygaard, K. H., Nordström, C-H., Gramsbergen, J. B. & Poulsen, F. R., 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 3702.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Transient Ischemic Attack

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2nd Best Poster Danish Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Kevin Heebøll Nygaard (Recipient), Jesper Havelund (Recipient), Troels Halfeld Nielsen (Recipient), Carl-Henrik Nordström (Recipient), Nils J. Færgeman (Recipient), Frantz Rom Poulsen (Recipient), Jan Bert Gramsbergen (Recipient) & Axel Forsse (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Teaching & Supervision

Supervisor of medical student research year scholar

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Neurosurgery and Neuroscience - practical and theoretical

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