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Eskild Petersen

Professor Eskild Petersen MD.DMSc.DTM&H, MBA, FESCMID, FIDSA

Professor Eskild Petersen is a Professor Emeritus of infectious diseases, Institute for Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. He chairs the European Society for Infectious Diseases Emerging Infections Task Force, Basel, Switzerland.

Professor Petersen is internationally renowned for his extensive contributions to global health, tuberculosis control, multi-drug resistant infections, travel medicine and emerging infections.

Professor Petersen graduated in 1978 from Medical School, University of Aarhus, Denmark; 1980 Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, University of Liverpool; 1985 Specialist Degree in Infectious Diseases; 1988 Specialist Degree in Tropical Medicine; 2002 Master of Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School; 2005 DMSc, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He served six years on the board of the ESCMID Study Group on Migration and Travel Medicine, organized and lecturing on several ESCMID workshops. Professor Petersen retired from clinical service in June 2020.

Professor Petersen is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases since 2012. 2010-2012 on the Editorial board of Journal of Clinical Microbiology, American Association of Clinical Microbiology. 2011–2012 Editorial board, Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy. 2011 – 2012. 1999 – Co-Editor (Moderator) on parasitic diseases. ProMED (

Professor Petersen has published over 330 original papers in peer reviewed journals with an H-index of 52. He has edited several textbooks, including the popular textbook: “Infectious Disease: A Geographic Guide”.

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