Jan Ovesen

Specialist in sleep disorders

Affiliated departments
Capio Aalborg


Jan has more than 30 years of experience with sleep medicine issues from both clinical work, sleep research and teaching, and today he is one of Denmark's most recognized sleep experts.

Already as a young resident, he participated in sleep research projects at Glostrup Hospital, and he was responsible for the development of the sleep medicine function when he became a consultant at the ear, nose and throat department at Nyköpings Lasarett in Sweden.

Education and training

Subspecialization, Accredited Specialist in Somnology (Sleep Medicine)
2008, Denmark

Specialist training, Specialist in ear, nose and throat diseases
1990, Denmark

Medical degree, Cand. med.
1976, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Medical director
2013, Medei ApS, Denmark

Consultant, Sleep Medicine Clinic
2000 - 2013, Scansleep, Denmark

Consultant, Ear, Nose and Throat Department
1992 - 2000, Nyköpings Lasarett, Sweden

1st resident physician, Ear, Nose and Throat Department
1988 - 1992, Glostrup Hospital, Denmark

Resident physician, Department of Otolaryngology, Thoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Anesthesiology.
1976 - 1988, Glostrup, Gentofte and Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Other information

Jan has taught and given numerous lectures throughout his career.
For several years, he has been a teacher at the Danish Medical Association's sleep course for general practitioners, and he is also affiliated with Lægekurserne.dk.

Member of:

  • The Danish Medical Association

  • Danish Society for Sleep Medicine

  • Swedish Sleep Research Society

  • European Sleep Research Society

  • Sleep Research Society

  • The American Academy of Sleep Medicine

  • Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine