Morten H. Bestle is Senior Consultant in the ICU at Nordsjællands University Hospital, and Associate Professor at The University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He is the head of research in the ICU and Director of the Research Cluster “Infection and Inflammation” at Nordsjællands University Hospital. He is currently in a 50% research/clinical position.
He did his PhD-work at the Institute of Physiology, University of Copenhagen, investigating “Natriuretic peptides and their role in the regulation of sodium- and water homeostasis”. The PhD thesis “The effect of hypoxemia on the renal regulation of sodium- and water balance” was based on several studies on healthy volunteers both in high altitude hypoxemia (Mt. Rosa Italy 4559 m) and in the low-pressure chamber at August Krogh Institute in Copenhagen.
His present interest is clinical research in critically ill patients with sepsis and related organ failures. He is initiator and Director of a research group working on the “Prediction and Improvement of Recovery from Acute Renal Failure. He is also one of the initiators of the “Cooling and Surviving Septic Shock Study” (CASS).