Rikke Neess Pedersen

Specialist in pediatrics

Affiliated departments
Capio Odense

Education and training

2017 Master of Public Management.

2013 PhD degree SDU for the thesis Esophageal Atresia, Epidemiology, Gastroenterology and Pulmonology.

2003 Cand. med. SDU.

Additional medical training

I have recently undergone training in gastroscopy and have been performing this function independently for the last six months.

I have completed most of the specialty training in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.


1. Jan. 2020 - Department Physician, H.C. Andersen Children's Hospital, OUH.

1. Mar. 2019-31. Dec. 2019 1st Resident, H.C. Andersen Children's Hospital, OUH. Andersen Children's Hospital, OUH.

1. Mar. 2018-28. Feb. 2019 Temporary doctor, H.C. Andersen Children's Hospital, OUH. Andersen Children's Hospital, OUH.

1. Jan. 2018-28. Feb. 2018 1st Resident, Medical Gastroenterology Dept. S, OUH.

1. Apr. 2013-24. Dec. 2017 Main education Pediatrics, OUH/Sygehus Lillebælt, Kolding.

1. Dec. 2008-31. Mar. 2013 PhD fellow, Pediatric Research Unit, SDU/OUH, incl. maternity leave.

1. Mar. 2006-30. Nov. 2008 Temporary and introductory position, Children's Department, OUH, incl. maternity leave.

1. Sep. 2003-28. Feb. 2006 Internship, Department of Surgery and Department of Geriatrics, OUH and Lægerne Helle og Stig Jensen, Næsby, incl. maternity leave.

As a medical student, several times employed as a locum doctor at Dept. A, OUH.

Other information

International Publications

Pedersen RN, Garne E, Loane M, Korsholm L, Husby S. Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis - A Comparative Study of Incidence and other Epidemiological Characteristics in seven European Regions. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2008 Sep; 21(9): 599-604.

Pedersen RN, Calzolari E, Husby S, Garne E and an EUROCAT Working Group. Oesophageal atresia: prevalence, prenatal diagnosis and associated anomalies in 23 European regions. Arch Dis Child 2012; 227-232.

Pedersen RN, Markøw S, Kruse-Andersen S, Qvist N, Hansen TP, Gerke O, Nielsen RG, Rasmussen L, Husby S. Esophageal atresia: Gastroesophageal functional follow-up in 5-15 years old children. J Ped Surg 2013; 48: 2487-95.

Pedersen RN, Markøw S, Kruse-Andersen S, Qvist N, Gerke O, Husby S, Agertoft L. Long-term pulmonary function in esophageal atresia - A case-control study. Pediatric Pulmonol 2016; doi: 10.1002/ppul.23477.

Hansen PM, Pedersen RN, Lauridsen JT, Toft P. Intra Hospital Delay Increases Mortality and Poor Outcome in Endovascular Coiling of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms. Int J Clin Anesthesiol 2016; 4(2): 1057.

Stadil T, Koivusalo A, Pakarinen M et al. Surgical repair of long-gap esophageal atresia: A retrospective study comparing the management of long-gap esophageal atresia in the Nordic countries. J Ped Surg 2019; 54: 423-428.

Other employment

2010 subinvestigator on RABGRD3003; Phase 3 A multi-center, double-blind, pediatric Rabeprazole pediatric trial for Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development.

Other competencies

Motivated the creation of a network for families of children with esophageal atresia and participated in a theme day for these families.

Scheduler during introductory training and main training at Dept. H, OUH.

1998-2001 in the Board of Representatives of the Association of Danish Medical Students, Odense. For a period of about one and a half years, part of the chairmanship with close cooperation with the professional management not only of the association but also of the on-call agency, which provided study-relevant leisure work for medical students.

Due to my special interest in Esophageal Atresia, I am a member of an international network - InoEA, an International Network on Esophageal Atresia.