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Henrik Thybo Christesen

Clinical Professor, University of Southern Denmark

Henrik Thybo Christesen, MD, PhD, is a consultant and professor at the Hans Christian Andersen Children’s Hospital, Odense University Hospital, Denmark. He graduated from Aarhus University and completed his training in paediatrics in 1998. Since then his has worked with both paediatric endocrinology and neonatology. He has been the leader of the internationally collaborating Congenital Hyperinsulinism Centre in Odense, Denmark since 2004, and the leader of the Vitamin D group in the Odense Child Cohort since 2010. He has published above 90 peer-reviewed papers, and had above 100 conference presentations and above 100 conference posters. He has peer reviewed more than 45 scientific papers. He received The European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Research Unit award at the 51th ESPE meeting in Leipzig, 2012, for his research in Congenital Hyperinsulinism, and an Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologica Scandinavia award for most cited paper 2013 at the 39th Nordic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 10-12/6 2014, Stockholm, Sweden. H-index 17 (Aug 2017). He has received research grants for more than 3 mio. Euro.


  • 2015–present
    Clinical Professor, Hans Christian Andersen Children's Hospital, Odense University Hospital, Denmark