Kåre Inge Birkeland

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Phone +47 23071181
Mobile phone +47 92830675
Visiting address OUS Rikshospitalet Sognsvannsveien 20 0372 Oslo
Postal address OUS, Rikshospitalet Postboks 4950 Nydalen 0424 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Diabetes, clinical and mechanistic studies
  • Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome
  • Laboratory endocrinology

Courses taught

  • Diabetes and thyroid diseases
  • Medical effects of doping
  • PBL teaching


  • MD in 1983
  • PhD in 1995
  • Certified specialist in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology in 1997
  • Clinical work at the Department of Internal Medicine, Bærum Hospital and Department of Endocrinology, Aker Hospital / Oslo University Hospital
  • Research at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo
  • Laboratory work and doping control analysis at the Hormone Laboratory , Aker Hospital / Oslo University Hospital
  • Management experience as Director of Research at the University Hospital, Head  of Faculty Division at Aker University Hospital and Head of Department at the Department of Endocrinology, Oslo University Hospital


  • The Medical Consultative Board, the Norwegian Diabetes Association, Chairman 2010-
  • Member of the board, Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes, 2014-
  • Member of the Prosecution Committee, Anti-Doping Norway, 2010-
  • Member of the National Council for Diabetes, Directorate of Health, 2013-
  • The Norwegian Society of Endocrinology, Chairman 2009-2011
  • Member of Council, European Association for the Study of Diabetes, 2011-14


  • Oslo Diabetes Research Centre (Several Groups)
  • Prof. Christian Drevon, Dep. of nutrition, University of Oslo
  • Prof. Jørgen Jensen, Norwegian University of Sports
  • Prof. Rolf Jorde, University of Tromsø
  • Prof. Marit Graue, University College of Bergen
  • Prof. Leif Groop, Lund Diabetes Centre, Sweden
  • Prof. Hertzel Gerstein, McMaster University, Toronto, Canada


Tags: Diabetes and hormones
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:54 PM - Last modified May 19, 2015 11:40 AM