Ishita Barua

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Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 21 Bygg 20 Gaustad sykehus 0372 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Medicine (Student)

Academic interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Screening
  • Endoscopy
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • eHealth


Ishita Barua is a MD and a PhD candidate in the Clinical Effectiveness Research Group at the University of Oslo and Oslo university Hospital.

She has previously worked as a resident doctor in Gastroenterology, and she is the president of Young Internists of Norway. She has also been appointed by the Norwegian government as a deputy member of the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board from 2019.


  • 2007-2014: Medical Doctor /, University of Oslo, Norway

Clinical Experience

  • 2019-present: PhD candidate, Clinical Effectiveness Research Group, Institute for Health and Society, Oslo University Hospital and the University of Oslo
  • 2018-2019: Researcher, Clinical Effectiveness Research Group, Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital
  • 2016-2018: Resident Doctor in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, Vestre Viken Trust, Baerum Hospital
  • 2016-2018: Endoscopist in CRC-screening, Cancer Registry of Norway
  • 2016-present: Doctor, Supplemented Primary Care Unit, Follo
  • 2015-2016: Junior/Intern Doctor, Enebakk Municipality
  • 2014-2015: Junior/Intern Doctor, Akershus University Hospital 
  • 2014-2014: MD Student License, Dep. of GI surgery, Akershus University Hospital

Organizational Experience

  • 2019-present.: Deputy member, The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board
  • 2019-present.: Board Member, The Norwegian Gastroenterology Society’s Interest Group for Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • 2019-present: President, Young Internists of Norway
  • 2018-2019.: Advisory Board Member, The Norwegian Medical Association
  • 2017-2019.: Board Member, Young Internists of Norway
  • 2014-2016: Elected representative for the Junior Doctors, Akershus University Hospital 2013-2014: President, Medical Subject Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo



  • Barua, Ishita; Berset, Ingrid Prytz; Hære, Petter; Wensaas, Knut-Arne & Bretthauer, Michael (2020). Nasjonalt screeningprogram for tarmkreft. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001. . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.19.0658
  • Barua, Ishita; Guerrero Vinsard, Daniela; Jodal, Henriette C.; Løberg, Magnus; Kalager, Mette; Holme, Øyvind; Masashi, Misawa; Bretthauer, Michael & Mori, Yuichi (2020). Artificial Intelligence for Polyp Detection during Colonoscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Endoscopy.  ISSN 0013-726X. . doi: 10.1055/a-1201-7165
  • Schult, Anna Lisa; Randel, Kristin Ranheim; Barua, Ishita; Svendsen, Hege Marie; Bernklev, Linn; Sandvei, Per; Darre-Næss, Ole; Holme, Øyvind & Frigstad, Svein Oskar (2018). Screening mot tarmkreft i hele Norge. Indremedisineren.  ISSN 1891-1617.  2, s 25- 29

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Published Nov. 12, 2018 8:56 AM - Last modified Apr. 8, 2020 10:16 AM