Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Specialist Registrar, Anesthesiology, Gentofte University Hospital (Denmark), 2006-present
Medical and Anti-Doping Researcher, Bispebjerg University Hospital, 2006-present
Consultant Team Doctor, Cycling Team Astana, 2007-present
Consultant Team Doctor, Cycling Team CSC, 2006-present
Anti-Doping Expert, FIS International Skiing Anti-doping Programme, 2006-present
Secretary General, Anti Doping Danmark, 2000-2004
Former Researcher, Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Denmark
PhD, Department of Growth and Reproduction, University of Copenhagen Thesis title: Children in Competitive Sports
On Feb. 11, 2009, Lance Armstrong announced on his website that Dr. Damsgaard will be in charge of his personal voluntary drug testing by implementing the "intelligent testing" program used by cycling teams Astana and CSC. This will be in addition to the unannounced testing conducted by the UCI (International Cycling Union) and WADA. Dr. Damsgaard will replace Armstrong’s former voluntary drug testing coordinator, Dr. Don Catlin.
"After working a couple of years as a practitioner, I was called to perform my military duty. I refused and was punished by the authorities... I was sentenced to community service. As I could choose the type of work myself, I chose a job as assistant in a semi-governmental sport testing centre for the Danish elite athletes... It turned out to be the best time of my (working) life!"
"An Interview with Rasmus Damsgaard - The Man with the Plan," CyclingNews.com, Jan. 7, 2008