Palle Bekker Jeppesen MD, PhD

Clinical Professor, Department of Intestinal Failure and Liver Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

Palle Bekker Jeppesen is Head of the Department of Intestinal failure and Liver Diseases at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen; Clinical Professor at Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; and he is also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the unit for Clinical and Experimental Nutrition, University of Copenhagen. His major research interests include patients with short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure with a recent focus on novel therapies for their management, rehabilitation and care. Professor Jeppesen graduated in medicine from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1989 and completed his residency in medical gastroenterology at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. He completed his PhD thesis, entitled The significance of the fatty acid chain-length for the clinical effect in the enteral and parenteral nutrition in patients with malabsorption in 1998 and his Doctor’s Degree, entitled Intestinal insufficiency and failure, in 2003. PBJ has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters within this field, has more than 4000 citations and an H index of above 40.