Kåre Birkeland, MD
Aker University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Kåre I. Birkeland (M.D., Ph.D) is a certified specialist in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, working as a full time Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Oslo and Senior Physician at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Norway. His research interest and main publications are in clinical intervention studies, epidemiological studies and mechanistic studies of subjects with prediabetes, gestational diabetes and diabetes. He has published more than 200 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals Birkeland is at present the Chair of Oslo Diabetes Research Centre including more than 100 diabetes researchers in Oslo, the Chair of Medical Council in the Norwegian Diabetes Association and member of the National Diabetes Council under the Norwegian Health Directorate. He has been National Coordinator, Member of Steering Committees and Data Safety and Monitoring Committees in a number of large clinical multicenter studies. He is member of the Editorial board of European Journal of Endocrinology, and The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association and of the board of Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes. His previous positions include Head of Dep. of Endocrinology at Oslo University Hospital, Director of Research at Aker University Hospital, Oslo, and member of the Council of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.