Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, M.D., Dr.Med.Sci
Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, born in 1945, became MD in 1971 and achieved the doctoral degree (Dr Med Sci) in 1983 at the University of Copenhagen.
He received his clinical training at several university hospitals in Copenhagen, and became chairman of the department of emergency admissions and chief physician at the department of hepatology at Hvidovre University Hospital in 1988.
In 1989, he
received a 5-year position as MRC professor of clinical epidemiology, and in 1994, he was appointed as full professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Copenhagen
in combination with a position as chief physician in clinical epidemiology at the Copenhagen Hospital
In 1993, he became Director of the Institute of Preventive Medicine.
He was Dean of the Faculty in 1995-96.
has published more than 400 papers in international peer-reviewed journals with several papers in high-impact journals.
The main topics of his
research have been various aspects of obesity, alcohol drinking, liver and gastrointestinal disorders, addressed by methods in clinical, genetic and general epidemiology.
He is coordinator of several national and international research projects and networks.
He has been and is advisor, supervisor or reviewer of multiple doctoral and PhD dissertations, and has served as scientific advisor or reviewer for many different national and international institutions, organisations and journals.