Dr Anders Dejgaard

  • ConsultantDepartment of Endocrinology


Dr Anders Dejgaard is a physician by training and a certified specialist in endocrinology. He worked at the Steno Diabetes Centre for more than four years and has published more than 80 scientific articles including a doctoral thesis on Diabetic Autonomic neuropathy. During his career, he has been scientific reviewer for many different medical and endocrine journals and has given lectures all over the world.

In April 2013, he took over the position as Managing Director of the World Diabetes Foundation. His focus at the WDF has included the future strategic direction of the Foundation and defining clinical impact indicators of the programs that the Foundation is supporting.

Prior to this, he worked at Novo Nordisk A/S for more than 30 years in various managerial roles, lastly as Corporate Vice President in clinical research and drug development and Chief Medical Officer. He has been instrumental in generating clinical trial ethical policies for Novo Nordisk, and his senior assignments at the company included chairing its clinical trial ethics group. He was also instrumental in setting up clinical trial activities for Novo Nordisk in many third world countries. He received the Novo Nordisk lifetime achievement award in 2011.

Anders is married with three children. Hobbies: golf, skiing, sailing, road-biking and classical music.