Research at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery and Burns Treatment

Plastic surgery research involving registry-based projects has a long tradition as the department is a long-time contributor and often co-founder of several registries including the DBCG (Danish Breast Cancer Group), DMG (Danish Melanoma Group) and DPB (The Danish Registry for Plastic Surgery of the Breast).


All residents training at the department are encouraged to investigate their individual interests, but can also be assigned to an ongoing project if they so desire.

The department aims to host quarterly research meetings for the entire department to discuss the ongoing research projects and has also established an online database of current projects.

The department’s main areas of research are:

  • Burns treatment with special focus on coagulation, nutrition and wound-healing.
  • Malignant melanoma, including surgical and adjuvant treatment, sentinel node, tumour biology and epidemiology.
  • Reconstructive microsurgery, including breast reconstruction, trauma and physiology.
  • Cleft lip and palate with research concentrating on new surgical methods, genetics, growth and speech function.
  • Basic research involving mesenchymal stem cells and flap physiology as well as haemodynamics in animal models.

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