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Pia Kamstrup

Pia R Kamstrup MD, PhD

Head of Department, Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

Pia R. Kamstrup (1974), MD PhD, is Head of Department at the Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark. She graduated as a medical doctor in 2002 from the University of Copenhagen and has specialized in laboratory medicine - she was certified as a Specialist in Clinical Biochemistry in 2011 by the Danish Board of Health. Clinical training included internal medicine, orthopaedics, general practice, and nephrology.

Dr. Kamstrup earned her PhD in the field of genetic epidemiology in 2008 from the University of Copenhagen. She continues to work with large general population studies, including the Copenhagen General Population Study, exploring the genetic background of cardiovascular disease with a strong focus on lipoprotein(a). She is active in international research collaborations and has contributed to randomized clinical trials of lipoprotein(a) lowering.