Alexander Emil Kaspersen

Medical student

Profile photoAlexander Emil Kaspersen, BSc
Medical student

Dept. of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital
Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University

Postal adress:
Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99
DK-8200 Aarhus N

Email: alemka@clin.au.dk / alekas@rm.dk
Mobile: +45 25339198

Education

2019Enrolled as a Medical doctor graduate student, Aarhus University (6th year)
2019Bachelor of Science in Medicine (BSc), Aarhus University

Employment and work experience

2021Website administrator, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital
2021Instructor and assistant in postgraduate courses in surgery, Danish Health Authority and Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University
2020Research assistant, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
2020-Intensive care and ventilation assistant, Central Region Denmark
2018-2019Research assistant, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital
2018Instructor at Student Counseling, Health, Aarhus University
2017-Website Administrator, Scandinavian Association of Thoracic Surgery (www.satsnordic.com), Danish Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery (www.thoraxkirurgi.dk), Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Advokaterne Sankt Knuds Torv P/S, Aalborg (www.aalborgadvokaten.dk), Psychologist Kirstine Nielsen (www.kirstinenielsen.dk)
2014-Surgery assistant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital
2014-Nursing assistant, Central Region Denmark and North Denmark Region
2012Teaching assistent, Aalborg Katedralskole

Research experience and activity

2020-Initiator and Project Manager at Medical Research Hub (www.medicalresearchhub.com) - an online research portal for scientific researchers in the area of health science
2020-Research collaboration with Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. Experimental project about evaluation of cefuroxime concentrations and penetration in the lumbar spine and tissue of the central nervous system in a porcine model by means of microdialysis.
2020Employed as a Research Assistant at Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. Working in the group of Professor Anders Jeppsson, MD PhD.
2019Research stay abroad at Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. Worked as primary investigator at project on long-term outcome after cardiac surgery in patients with postoperative mediastinitis in collaboration with Professor Tomas Gudbjartsson and Professor Anders Jeppsson.
2016-Involved in multiple research projects at Dept. of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital - both as primary investigator and as a contributor in collaborations. This includes being an active member of the Experimental Valve Surgery Research Group.
2015Assistant in PhD project on Evaluation of robot-assisted laparoscopic versus open cystectomy on porcines (Pernille Kingo, MD PhD)

Publications

  1. Short- and long-term mortality after deep sternal wound infection following cardiac surgery: experiences from SWEDEHEART

    Kaspersen, A. E., Nielsen, S. J., Orrason, A. W., Petursdottir, A., Sigurdsson, M. I., Jeppsson, A. & Gudbjartsson, T., Aug 2021, In: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 60, 2, p. 233–241 9 p.
  2. Introduktion til at skrive et videnskabeligt abstract

    Kaspersen, A. E., Hasenkam, J. M., Leipziger, J. G. & Djurhuus, J. C., 20 May 2019, In: Ugeskrift for Laeger. 181, 21, V02190103.

Awards

  1. Best Paper Award

    Kaspersen, Alexander Emil (Recipient), Oct 2021

  2. Best Poster Presentation

    Kaspersen, Alexander Emil (Recipient), Sep 2019

Projects

  1. EDEMA: A new intelligent stocking for quantification of edema in the lower limbs

    Kaspersen, A. E., Petersen, O. B. & Hasenkam, J. M.

    20/12/2017 → …

  2. Postoperative sternal infection in patients undergoing open-heart surgery in Sweden between 1997 and 2015

    Kaspersen, A. E., Jeppsson, A. & Gudbjartsson, T.

    01/06/2019 → …

  3. Medical Research Hub

    Kaspersen, A. E.

    01/10/2019 → …

Board, workgroup and committee memberships

2020-Website Administrator and participation in board meetings, Scandinavian Association of Thoracic Surgery (SATS)
2018-Member of organizing committee, General Secretary, Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery (SSRCTS)
2017-Board member (2017-2019, 2020-2021) and Secretary of the board (2019-2020), Society for Medical Student Research
2010-2013Surgery assistant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regional Hospital North Jutland and Aalborg University Hospital

Attended conferences

2021Annual Meeting in Danish Society of Orthopeadic Surgery 2021, Frederiksbjerg, Denmark. Oral presentation.
2021Annual Meeting in Danish Society of Spinal Surgery (DRKS) 2021, Kolding, Denmark. Oral presentation. Selected as the best paper.
2021Neuroscience Day 2021, online. Poster presentation
202034th Annual Meeting in European Association For Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), online, Barcelona, Spain. Oral presentation.
202012th Annual Congress of Medical Student Research, Sandbjerg, Sønderborg, Denmark.
202030th Annual Meeting in Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery (SSRCTS), Geilo, Norway. Oral presentation. Chosen for Gudbjartsson Award Session.
20193rd Annual Research Meeting, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. Flash talk.
201969th Annual Meeting in Scandinavian Association of Thoracic Surgery (SATS) / 12th Joint Scandinavian Conference in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stockholm, Sweden. Poster presentation.
2019Surgical Scientific Meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland. Oral presentation.
201911th Annual Congress of Medical Student Research, Sandbjerg, Sønderborg, Denmark.
201929th Annual Meeting in Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery (SSRCTS), Geilo, Norway. Oral presentation.
201810th Annual Congress of Medical Student Research, Sandbjerg, Sønderborg, Denmark.
201828th Annual Meeting in Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery (SSRCTS), Geilo, Norway. Poster presentation.
20179th Annual Congress of Medical Student Research, Nyborg, Denmark. Poster presentation.

Courses

2021Course in enhancing practical skills in handling COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit, Central Region Denmark. 4 hours.
2020Course to become an intensive care and ventilation assistant.
2020Undergraduate surgical training/Surgical Dream Team - part 2. Associated with Dept. of Surgery at Randers Regional Hospital under supervision of Jesper Beck Jørgensen.
2020Undergraduate surgical training course in laparoscopic techniques/Surgical Dream Team - part 1.
2019MR Safety Course, Department of Radiology, Aarhus University Hospital.
2015Laboratory Animal Science - FELASA category A course, Aarhus University.
2014Procedural Skills Training Course, Department of Clinical Medicine.
2014Course to become a nursing substitute.