Kitt Falk Petersen MD

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology); Professor (Adjunct) Aarhus University, Denmark; Honorary Professor of Medicine and Clinical Physiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Deputy Director of Section for Metabolic Imaging and Liver Metabolism, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchInternal Medicine: Endocrinology: Fellowship Training; Diabetes Research Center

Research Interests

Liver Metabolism; Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease; Insulin Resistance; Aging; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Insulin Clamp Technique; Stable Isotopes more...


  • M.D., University of Copenhagen, 1985

Selected Publications

  • Petersen, K. Falk, S. Dufour, D.B. Savage, S. Bilz, G. Solomon, S. Yonemitsu, G. W. Cline, G.W., D. Befroy, L. Zemany, B.B. Kahn, X. Papademetris, D.L. Rothman, and G.I. Shulman. The Role of Skeletal Muscle Insulin Resistance in the Pathogenesis of the Metabolic Syndrome. PNAS, 104:12587-94, 2007



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