Staff

Tiit Illimar Mathiesen, Professor

Tiit Mathiesen is leader of PERNS, professor of neurosurgery and academic chair. His research areas include meningiomas, inflammation and medical ethics. He is editor-in-chief of Acta Neurochirurgica and has clinical experience mainly  in skull base, meningioma-surgery, third ventricle and vascular diseases.

Publications

 Complete list of publications.

All inquiries about PERNs not regarding a specific project or research group should be directed to Tiit Mathiesen.

Contact information

tiit.illimar.mathiesen@regionh.dk

Marianne Juhler, Professor

Professor Marianne Juhler, MD, DMSc is the head of the Copenhagen CSF Study Group. Marianne is an MD graduate from University of Copenhagen, and holds the degree of dr.med. (DMSc) also from University of Copenhagen. She is a certified neurosurgeon since 1992 with a broad neurosurgical experience, and a particular clinical interest in hydrocephalus treatment in both children and adults.

Marianne was head of the Neurosurgical department at Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital) from 1996–2002, and president of the Danish Neurosurgical Society 2003–2007.

Publications

Complete list of publications.

Contact information

marianne.juhler@regionh.dk 

Tina Nørgaard Munch, Neurosurgical staff specialist, Associate professor

Along with my clinical career as a neurosurgeon, I am heading the neurosurgical epidemiology research group. I have supervised younger researchers in their bachelor- and master thesis projects, postgraduate researchers and PhD students.

Publications

List of Publications

Employments

Neurosurgical Staff Specialist, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Copenhagen University Hospital, Research group leader, Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Associate professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Member of the Research Ethics Committees of the Capital Region of Denmark

Contact information

tina.noergaard.munch@regionh.dk / Tel. 35 45 95 71.

 

Kåre Fugleholm, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Associate Professor

Research interests are peripheral nerve regeneration, skull base surgery, meningiomas, decompressive craniectomy/craniotomy, and chronic subdural hematoma. Founder of the Danish Chronic Subdural Hematoma Study (DACSUHS). Primary clinical and postgraduate teaching interests are skull base surgery and peripheral nerve surgery with authorship of chapters in major international textbooks, directorship of hands on courses and fellowship-lead in these topics. Head of the Peripheral Nerve Team.

Publications

 Complete list of publications

Employments

Kåre Fugleholm is a Consultant Neurosurgeon, previously at Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton 2001-2006 and currently at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen since 2006. Associate Professor in neurosurgery, at University of Southampton 2001-2006, now at University of Copenhagen since 2014. MD, PhD and Dr.Med. (DMSc) degrees from University of Copenhagen and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) since 2005.

Contact information

kaare.fugleholm@regionh.dk

 

Jane Skjøth-Rasmussen, Head of Neurooncological team, Neurosurgical consultant, PhD, Group Leader Glio Project

Head of Neurooncological team, Neurosurgical Department, Rigshospitalet.

Clinical and scientific focus: Neurooncology in adults and children. Pediatric neurosurgery.

Publications

 Complete list of publications

Employments

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Head of Neuroonlogical Surgery Group, Neurosurgical Department, Rigshospitalet. Board Member of Danish Neuro Oncological Group (DNOG), Associate Professor (external) Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (anatomy), University of Copenhagen, EANS Training committee Faculty member.

Contact information

jane.skjoeth-rasmussen@regionh.dk / Tel. 35 45 31 88.

 

Petra Hamerlik, Group Leader, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Group Leader Glio Project

Research Interests: Glioblastoma-derived cancer stem-like cells (GSCs) biology and their contribution to therapeutic resistance and tumor progression, Resistance to anti-angiogenic therapies in high-grade gliomas, Genomic instability as a consequence of an aberrant checkpoint regulation, Regulation of symmetric versus asymmetric division of GSCs as a barrier to gliomagenesis.

Publications

 Complete list of publications

Employments

2018 Assoc. Professor of Pharmacotherapy, Copenhagen University, DK

2018-present: Group Leader, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, DK
2018-present: Lector, Section for Pharmacotherapy, Dept. of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, DK

Contact information

pkn@cancer.dk

 

Rikke Guldager, Postdoc, Clinical nurse specialist, Group Leader Nursing Research

I am heading nursing research in the Department of Neurosurgury, alongside my clinical career as a clinical nurse specialist. My research interest in clinical research is: Pain assessment in patients with disorders of consciousness, inequality, patient and relative involvement.

Complete list publications

Employments

Postdoc/Clinical nurse specialist, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Copenhagen University Hospital.

Contact information

rikke.guldager.01@regionh.dk / Tel. 35 45 20 88.

Morten Ziebell, Head of Copenhagen Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical consultant, PhD, Group Leader CMRG.

I began my career in 2000 in Boston during a 6 month stay at Beth Israel Deaconess medical Center following Dr. Norregaard with focus on functional neurosurgery. Immediately thereafter I did pre-graduat research resulting in a PhD in 2011 within functional imagine in Parkinson patients, Dementia and epilepsy. My post-doc has mainly focused on functional imaging in neurosurgery co-supervising PhD students with interest in imaging in neuro-oncology and epilepsy reflecting my main clinical focus/interest.

Publications
Complete list of publications.

Employments
Neurosurgical Consultant, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Research group leader of Copenhagen Meningeoma Research Group, Associated researcher Neurobiology Research Unit, Associated researcher The Danish Epilepsy Surgery Group, all at the Copenhagen University Hospital.

Contact information
morten.ziebell@regionh.dk / Tel. 35 45 23 90

Jacob Bertram Springborg, Neurosurgical consultant, PhD, Associate professor in neurosurgery

Primary research interests are skull base surgery, pituitary adenomas and trigeminal neuralgia with authorship of chapters in major international textbooks and articles in peer reviewed neurosurgical journal. Head of the departments pituitary team. Member of the faculty on international skull base courses.

Publications
Complete list of publications.

Employments
Consultant neurosurgeon at the department of neurosurgery Copenhagen University Hospital since 2016. Associate professor in neurosurgery since 2014. PhD degree from the University of Copenhagen 2005.

Contact information
Jacob.bertram.springborg@regionh.dk

Michael Karl Karlsson, MD, PhD, postdoc

My research focuses on acute cerebral mitochondrial dysfunction as a pathophysiological mechanism following ischemic and traumatic brain injury and exploring this as a therapeutic target. One example of this is the development of novel cell-permeable succinate pro-drugs, that target a specific dysfunction related to complex I of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, that we have previously demonstrated in large animal models of ischemic and traumatic brain injury. I previously have a PhD in neurophysiology from Lund University in Sweden. I am currently a co-investigator on major funding awards from both the US National Institute of Health (NIH) and the US Department of Defense to develop therapeutics that target dysfunctional mitochondrial metabolism.

Publications
Complete list of publications.

Employments

Resident and associated researcher, Department of Neurosurgery, Copenhagen University Hospital. Associated researcherDepartment of Neuroscience, The University of Copenhagen

Contact information

michael.karl.karlsson@regionh.dk / karlsson@sund.ku.dk / Tel. 53 86 97 36.

Alexander Lilja-Cyron, MD, PhD, postdoc

My research focus on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and intracranial pressure (ICP) physiology in general and in the setting of acute brain injury, malignant cerebral infarction and subarachnoid haemorrhage. I am part of Copenhagen CSF Study Group and I have a PhD degree in clinical research from University of Copenhagen based on studies of long-term ICP following decompressive craniectomy and cranioplasty. I continue this line of research and current studies in the pipeline include investigations of the effect of cranioplasty on intracranial fluid movements, surgical alternatives to decompressive craniectomy and inclusion of patient relatives in decision making in acute neurocritical care. Furthermore, I am co-supervisor of several PhD students and undergraduate/postgraduate researchers.

Complete list of publications 

Employments

Resident in neurosurgery and associated researcher, Department of Neurosurgery, Rigshospitalet, Honorary research fellow, Department of Neurosciences (Brain Physics Lab), Cambridge University. Teacher of gross anatomy (dissection course), Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Copenhagen University

Contact information

alexander.lilja-cyron@regionh.dk / Tel: 35456848 / Mobile: 51944531

 

Christian Mirian, MD, Research fellow

My research interests are primarily within the epidemiology of brain tumors in nation-wide and international settings. Particularly, I focus on the individual patient data meta-analysis. The basic idea is to compile patient data collected from relevant studies into larger cohorts. This allows us to explore the effect of e.g. molecular profiles or specific treatments more profoundly compared to the individual study. Especially, we have investigated the diagnostics, prognostication and treatment of meningiomas including the Ki-67 proliferative index, TERT gene alterations and somatostatin receptor targeted radiopeptides in such compiled cohorts.

I supervise undergraduate researchers.

Complete list of publications 

Employments

Internship, junior physician, Department of Neurosurgery
Research fellow and associated researcher, Department of Neurosurgery
Master of Public Health-fellow, University of Copenhagen
Teacher of gross anatomy, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen

Contact information

christian.mirian.larsen@regionh.dk / Tel 28 77 22 72