Tina Noergaard Munch, M.D.,
Associate professor Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet)
Email: tina.noergaard.munch@regionh.dk Lab website: https://www.perns.dk/research-groups/epidemiology/


Areas of Interest: CSF Dynamics, Congenital, Developmental Biology, Genetics, NPH


Research focus:

I am heading a research unit bridging a collaboration between dept. of Neurosurgy, Copenhagen University Hospital and research departments at Statens Serum institut, copenhagen, Denmark. Combing the resources of the unique nationwide registers and biobanks, my work in hydrocephalus seek to elucidate the etiology, prognosis and association with childhood psychiatric disease. I am currently writing my doctoral thesis based on the following papers:

Paper I Munch TN, Bech-Azeddine R, Boegeskov L, Gjerris F, Juhler M. Evaluation of the lumbar and ventricular infusion test in the diagnostic strategy of pediatric hydrocephalus and the therapeutic implications. Childs Nervous System. 2007 Jan;23 (1):67-71.

Paper II Munch TN, Gørtz S, Hauerberg J, Wohlfahrt J, Melbye M. Prognosis regarding shunt revision and mortality among hydrocephalus patients below the age of two years and the association to patient-related risk factors. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 Mar 26. doi: 10.1007/s00701-020-04299-5. [Epub ahead of print].

Paper III Munch TN, Rostgaard K, Rasmussen ML, Wohlfahrt J, Juhler M, Melbye M. Familial aggregation of congenital hydrocephalus in a nationwide cohort. Brain. 2012 Aug;135 (Pt 8):2409-15.

Paper IV Munch TN, Rasmussen ML, Wohlfahrt J, Juhler M, Melbye M. Risk factors for congenital hydrocephalus: a nationwide, register-based, cohort study. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. 2014 Nov;85(11):1253-9.

Paper V Schmidt L, Gørtz S, Wohlfahrt J, Melbye M, Munch TN. School performance in children with infantile hydrocephalus: a nationwide cohort study. Clinical Epidemiology. 2018 Nov 22;10:1721-1731.

Paper VI Munch TN, Hedley P, Hagen CM, Bækvad-Hansen M, Wohlfarht J, Bybjerg-Grauholm J, Mors O, Nordentoft M, Børglum A, Mortensen PB, Werge TM, Melbye M, Hougaard DM, Christiansen M. Autism is strongly associated with hydrocephalus. (Submitted)

Paper VII Munch TN, Hedley P, Hagen CM, Bækvad-Hansen M, Geller F, Bybjerg-Grauholm J, Mors O, Nordentoft M, Børglum A, Mortensen PB, Werge TM, Melbye M, Hougaard DM, Christiansen M. The genetic background of hydrocephalus: Evidence of synergistic heterozygosity in ciliary pathways shared with Autism Spectrum Disorders. (Final writing phase)