CV Niels Qvist

Summary of Curriculum Vitae

Niels Qvist – August 2015

Professor, consultant surgeon, DMSc

Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark 

Peer-reviewed publications: 197

Last 5 years: 71

H-index: 20

Postgraduate education and current position

Graduated from Medical School at the University of Aarhus in 1977. Achieved authorization as general surgeon in 1988, surgical gastroenterology in 1993 and UEMS-certification as pediatric surgeon in 1997. Served as Chief Surgeon at the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at Odense University Hospital since 1995. Special responsibilities are pelvic surgery, colorectal surgery, IBD-surgery, surgical complications, congenital gastrointestinal malformations and pediatric surgery. Professor in surgery at the University of Southern Denmark since 2004.

Scientific qualifications

Defended the medical doctorial thesis at Odense University in 1995 entitled: ”Motor activity of the gallbladder and gastrointestinal tract as determinants of enterohepatic circulation”. The publication list includes 197 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. A total of 293 scientific presentations (oral or posters) at meetings, congresses and symposia. Past or present supervisor for 13 PhD-students. Supervisor for 6 completed scholarships. Supervisor for 11 projects on experimental surgery under the elite-study program at the University of Southern Denmark. Assessor on 27 PhD-thesis and 7 doctorial theses.


Danish Society of Gastroenterology: Member of the board from 1992-96 and secretary from 1993-96. Scandinavian Association on Gastrointestinal Motility: Member of the board from 1995-2003 and president from 1999 to 2003. Danish Surgical Society: Member of the board from 1999-2007 and chairman from 2004-2006. Danish Medical Society: Member of the board from 2006 and co-chairman from 2008. Member of the International Surgical Club in 2009.