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Hans Erik Bøtker


Hans Erik Bøtker, date of birth 17 July 1956, Solklintvej 43, DK-8250 Egå, Denmark. Telephone mobile +45 40293389. Email:boetker@au.dk

High School Graduation, Horsens Statsskole, 1975 Supplementary course (physics, chemistry). Aarhus Statsgymnasium, 1976. Final Medical University Examination, University of Aarhus, 1983 Permission to practise indenpendently as a physician (full registration), 1985.
Specialist in cardiology and internal medicine 1999.

Registrar, Senior Registrar, Research Fellow and Associate Professor at Haderslev Hospital, Odense University Hospital, Aarhus County Hospital/University Hospital in Aarhus, Skejby University Hospital, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA. Professor of Cardiology (Chair), Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology Aarhus University Hospital, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Present employment
Vice-dean of Research, professor, Health, Aarhus University

Publications Peer-reviewed articles: 561 including 10 in Lancet (2 as first, 1 as senior author), 3 in N Engl J Med, 1 in JCI (first author), 2 in JAMA, several in Circulation, JACC and Eur Heart J. Out of 561 peer reviewed articles, 302 articles are published within the last five years Reviews: 20 Book chapters: 10 Others (non-scientific): 10 Monographs: 2. H-index 74, citations >27,500.
Ph.D. thesis: Biochemical determination of myocardial energy stores in endomyocardial biopsies. University of Aarhus 1995
Doctoral thesis: Vascular and metabolic abnormalities in patients with angina pectoris and normal coronary angiograms. University of Aarhus 2001

University of Aarhus: lecturer, Internal Medicine, 1988-1998. University of Aarhus: lecturer, Ph.D. instruction, 1994-. University of Texas, Houston Medical School. Visiting associate Professor, 1996-1997. University of Aarhus: Associate Professor, Cardiology 2004-2007. University of Aarhus: Professor, Cardiology 2007-2020.

Co-director, Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital Skejby 2000-2020, President Danish Society of Cardiology 2008-10, President Danish Cardiology CME Unit 2004-2018

Other Experience and Professional Memberships
Member, Working group Microcirculation, European Society of Cardiology 1995- Board member, Danish Society of Cardiology 2001-2002, 2006-2011 Secretary, Danish Society of Cardiology 2002-2004 Board member, European Board for Accrediation in Cardiology (EBAC) 2005-2015, Western Danish Heart Registry Boardmember 2013-2020, Danish Heart Registry Boardmember 2013-, Advisory Board, Danish Health Authority 2014-.
Reviewer for 39 international medical journals 1992-
Reviewer Finnish Health Research Council 2005- Reviewer Danish Heart Foundation 2006-2010 External collaborators with shared publications: Jens Sehested, Berlin, Heinrich Taegtmeyer, Houston TX, Juan Karlos Kaski, London, Christer Sylvén, Stockholm, James E Holden, Cincinatti CT, Andrew Redington, Toronto, M. Gyöngyösi, Vienna, D. Hausenloy, London, D. Yellon, London, Raj Kharbanda, Oxford, Natasha Zachara, Baltimore, MD, Gerd Heusch, Essen, Borja Ibanez, Madrid.

Academic Honors
Alfred Benzon’s Foundation: Awarded Fellowship for PET studies of myocardial metabolism at University of Texas, Houston Medical School 1996, Bagermester August H Jensen og hustrus Award, Jydsk Medicinsk Selskab 2001, Danish Society of Cardiology Research Price 2004, Odd Fellow Prize 2012. Marie and August Krogh Prize 2018, Hagedorn Prize 2019, Honorary Prize of the Danish Society of Cardiology 2020.

Major research grants
Danish Heart Foundation (PI) :Biochemical determination of myocardial energy stores in endomyocardial biopsies
Danish Heart Foundation (PI): Vascular and metabolic abnormalities in patients with angina pectoris and normal coronary angiograms., Danish Research Agency 22-02-0451 (PI): Does L-glutamate or glutamine supplementation stimulate glycogen resynthesis during reperfusion: A radioactive tracer study in the isolated rat heart, Danish Research Agency 22-04-0039 (PI): Effect of AICAR and tachycardia on myocardial AMPK activity and glucose uptake in non- and type 2 diabetic hearts. Danish Heart Foundation 02-2-2-8-22030 (PI): Ischemia and reperfusion in the diabetic heart - similarities and differences from the non- diabetic heart. NOVO Nordic Foundation 02-09-2004 (CI): Long term effects of neutralizing RAGE antibody on hearts in type 2 diabetic mice. Fondation Leducq (CI):Defining the mechanisms, mediators and clinical application of remote ischemic preconditioning. Danish Research Agency 11-108354 (PI): Remote ischemic conditioning. The Danish Strategic Research Agency 11-1115818 (PI): Remote ischemic conditioning. Novo-Nordic Foundation: Remote ischemic conditioning in STEMI. Trygfonden: Remote ischemic conditioning in STEMI. Novo-Nordic Foundation: Interdisciplinary Synergy Program. Conditioning Based Intervention Strategies – ConBIS. EU COST Action 2017. The clinical implication of cardioprotection.

Previous PhD-students:
41 completed PhD-students and 3 ongoing, 5 doctoral theses, 28 completed graduate students, 3 post-docs