Director General, Danish Health Authority
Dr Søren Brostrøm received an MD degree from the University of Copenhagen, where he also obtained a PhD degree in neurophysiology in 2003. He specialized in gynaecology and obstetrics, with a subspecialisation in urogynaecology focused on laparoscopic pelvic surgery. He joined the Danish Health Authority in September 2011 as the Head of Hospital Services & Emergency Management, with broad responsibilities for the national planning of specialized hospital services, emergency services and preparedness, communicable diseases, immunization and screening programmes as well as national action plans on cancer, cardiovascular diseases and mental health. Dr Brostrøm has extensive clinical and academic experience and has served in numerous positions in national and international scientific societies. He received an MPA degree from Copenhagen Business School in 2011. Before joining the Danish Health Authority, he worked as a Senior Consultant Urogynaecologist at the University Hospital of Copenhagen in Herlev and Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen. Dr Brostrøm was appointed Director General of the Danish Health Authority in October 2015 and is responsible for the Authority’s development and implementation of policy on a broad range of issues in public health, health care and social services for older people. He represents Denmark in WHO and other international forums and chairs the Standing Committee of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.