Dr. Hans Kristian Pilegaard

Senior Consultant, MD

Senior Consultant in thoracic surgery

With more than 1,800 NUSS procedures Dr. Hans Kristian Pilegaard is among the top five thoracic surgeons in the world. 

Education

  • 1992: Senior consultant in thoracic surgery
  • 1988: Senior consultant in surgery
  • 1977: MD

Experience

  • Since 2013: Senior consultant, Aleris-Hamlet Hospitals
  • Since 1993: Senior consultant, Aarhus University Hospital
  • 1987 - 1988 and 1989 - 1993: Resident, Aarhus University Hospital and Rigshospitalet
  • 1988 - 1989: Assistant surgeon at Department of Surgery, Telemark Central Hospital, Skien
  • 1984 - 1987: Resident at Department of Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital and Department of Thoracic surgery, Aarhus University Hospital 
  • 1978 - 1984: Resident at Department of Surgery and Gynaecology, Herning
  • 1977 - 1978: Intern, Ringkøbing Hospital

 Special skills

  • Surgical treatment of abnormalities in the chest wall
  • Advanced thoracic surgery - pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum
  • 1,800 NUSS procedures
  • 250 Ravitch procedures

 Science & teaching

  • Since 2000: Senior Lecturer at Aarhus University
  • 1990 - 2000: Teacher at Aarhus University
  • Frequently used teacher and lecturer nationally and internationally
  • Numerous scientific presentations in international associations
  • > 90 articles in Scandinavian and international journals
  • Reviewer for several journals
  • Coauthor of textbook in Thoracic Surgery, Fadls forlag

Professional memberships

  • 1995 - 1997: Chairman of the Danish Thoracic Surgery Association
  • 1993 - 1997: Board member in the Danish Thoracic Surgery Association
  • Since 1993: Member of the Danish Thoracic Surgery Association
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