Christian Hassager received an M.D. degree from Copenhagen University, Denmark in 1986. In 1989, he received an M.D. degree from FMGEMS, USA and an M.S. degree from Copenhagen University, Denmark in 1991. In 2000, he became a specialist in cardiology. From 1986 to 2001, he served as a Resident and Fellow Doctor at the following hospitals: KAS Glostrup, KAS Gentofte, BispebjergHospital, Hvidovre Hospital, and Rigshospitalet. From 1989 to 1991, he serves as a Research Fellow at the Endocrine Research Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. From 1989 to 1991, he serves as a Research fellow at Endocrine Research Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. From 2001 to 2004, he serves as a Consultant at the Department of Cardiology, KAS Gentofte, Denmark. Since 2004, he serves as a Consultant at the Department of Cardiology B, Rigshospitalet, Denmark, a Head of Cardiology Intensive Care, and Head of the Echocardiography laboratory. Since 2010, he serves as a President of the Danish Society of Cardiology. He is coauthor of 200 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals mainly regarding body composition, cardiovascular risk factors, and echocardiography. He received the Copenhagen University Gold Medal in medicine in 1987. His doctorial thesis (M.S degree, Copenhagen University, 1991) was entitled “Soft tissue body composition during prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis assessed by photon absorptiometry.” He has been an Investigator in the following multicenter trials: MARCH, SAS, SEAS, ANDROMEDA, ACT1-SCENE2, AMADEUS, REVERSE, PROSPECT, Sence-HF, DOT-HF, CORONA, ENGAGE, and aCRT.
Biography Updated on 26 January 2011