Ishita Barua

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Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 21 Bygg 20 Gaustad sykehus 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1089 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Medicine (Student)

 

Ishita Barua is a MD and a PhD candidate in the Clinical Effectiveness Research Group at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital. Her research focuses on the use of artificial intelligence in colorectal cancer diagnosis and colonoscopy. She is one of the initiators behind and lecturers in the medical elective subject called MED3065: AI, innovation, big data and clinical decision support

She was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 2020, and is a visiting researcher at BIDMC and Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, in 2021.  

She has previously worked as a resident doctor in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, 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. In 2021, she was named one of top 30 women in Norway changing the field of Artificial Intelligence, by NORA - The Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium. 

Academic interests

  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer and screening
  • Epidemiology
  • eHealth

Education

  • Visiting researcher at BIDMC and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
  • 2019-present: PhD, Clinical Effectiveness Research Group, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo
  • 2017-2020: B.Sc., Health Economics and Management, University of Oslo
  • 2007-2014: Medical Doctor (Cand.med), University of Oslo

Scholarships & Awards

  • Fulbright Scholarship 2020
  • "Top 30 Women in Norway changing the field of Artificial Intelligence", by NORA - The Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium

Clinical Experience

  • 2019-present: Endoscopist, Vestre Viken Trust, Baerum 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
  • 2016-2019 Doctor, Supplemented Primary Care Unit, Follo
  • 2015-2016: Junior/Intern Doctor, Enebakk Municipality
  • 2014-2015: Junior/Intern Doctor, Akershus University Hospital 
  • 2013-2014: MD Student License, Dep. of GI surgery, Akershus University Hospital

Organizational Experience

  • 2021-present: Board Member, The Nordic Privacy Center 
  • 2020-present: Board Member, NORDE (Norwegian Council for Digital Ethics)
  • 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

 

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Published Nov. 12, 2018 8:56 AM - Last modified Apr. 11, 2021 5:34 PM