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Bent Smedegaard Ottesen

Bent Smedegaard Ottesen


Rigshospitalet Juliane Marie Centret

2100 København Ø


Phone: 35454769Mobile: 40212873
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Name                                                                          Bent Ottesen

Date of birth                                                             10 November 1949


Education and training:

High School Exam for University entry passed in 1968; Mathematics/Physics branch.

Medical study at Copenhagen University started 1969 and ended 1976.

Passed ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) exam July 1976.

Permission for independent practice as a doctor granted 3 March 1983.

Recognition as Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics January 1988.


Acquired the medical doctorate in October 1984 with the thesis "Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP): A possible neurotransmitter in the female genital tract".

Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital, Hvidovre, Copenhagen, 1991-.

Head of Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital, Hvidovre, Copenhagen 1991 - 2002. Director and Professor at The Juliane Marie Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University 2002 - . President of the Danish Medico-Legal Council 2009 -


Editor at “Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica” 1992-2002.


227 original publications and 20 review papers, in addition to this: books, editorials, letters ect. More than 200 lectures/posters.


Supervisor of four doctoral dissertations, three has obtained the degree and one is in progress. Supervisor of thirtyone Ph.D. projects. Twentyeight have obtained the degree and three are in progress. Eight scholars.


Published gynecological surgical textbooks:

“Operativ gynækologi” Jens Jørgen Kjer, Bent Ottesen, Finn Lundvall, Munksgaard 1989.

“Praktisk operativ gynækologi” Bent Ottesen, Niels Uldbjerg, Ciba 1992, 2003.

“Praktisk operativ gynækologi II” Bent Ottesen, Niels Uldbjerg, Kommuneinformation 1996.

Co-author of textbook in obstetrics and gynaecology

“Obstetrik”, Munksgaard 1992, 2000.

“Gynækologi”, Munksgaard 1998, 2005 og 2011.

"Praktisk operativ gynækologi". Clevin L, Kjer JJ, Ottesen B, Gads Forlag 2005

”Ars pariendi” Munksgaard 2011 Jette Led Sørensen, Bent Ottesen, Tom Weber


Clinical lecturer at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Copenhagen Municipal Hospital and KAS Herlev. Taught a number of courses including Medical Post-graduate courses, plus lectures at Copenhagen University.

Member of the board D.S.O.G. 1989 - 1990 and D.E.S. 1986 - 1990. Chairman of the board in F.Y.G.O. 1989 - 1990. Member of the board in NFOG Educational Section 1990. Member of the board in NFOG Scientific Section 1991 - 1994.

Member of the board of the Faculty of Medicine 1993-1999.

Member of the Research Council of the Copenhagen Hospital Corporation 1993-96.

Member of the Research Council of the Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen University 1997-2002.

Member of the board of the Clinical Council of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pediatric, Growth and Reproduction, 1996-2012.

Chairman of the Health Council of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Copenhagen Hospital Corporation.

Member of the Danish Medico-Legal Council 1996-, chairman 2009 - .

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