Background and activities

Positions (current): Programme Leader for Medical Curriculum and Professor in Forensic Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - NTNU. Senior Consultant in Surgical Pathology at St. Olavs Hospital - Trondheim University Hospital.

Education: Social sciences (one year foundation course), MD, PhD and certified surgical pathologist.

Former workplaces: MD and PhD at Artic University of Norway (University of Tromsø). Surgical Pathologist and Forensic Pathologist at the University Hospital of Northern Norway, Oslo University Hospital (former National Hospital) and the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Oslo.

Teaching: Have teached general and systemic pathology, forensic pathology and legal medicine in the medical curriculum. In addition students from high schools and different post graduate groups.

Lectures: About 100 lectures abroad and domestic, mainly on topics in forensic pathology and telepathology.

Awards and nominations: 1. Education award, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU in 2015. 2. Nominated to the Best Teacher Award at the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU in 2008. 3. The Department of Morphology (six professors) was awarded the SINTEF price for outstanding teaching by NTNU in 2007 for the Course in General Pathology. The course was initiated and drafted by Nordrum when the curriculum was revised in 2003. 4. The Telenor Nordic Research Prize 1999 was awarded "The Telepathology Group" (Tor J. Eide, Bjørn Engum, Ivar Nordrum, Birger J. Nymo and Eivind Rinde).

Work abroad: 1. Lecturer at Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal from February 9 to February 20 in 2009. 2. Forensic pathologist. DVI-team Norway. Tsunami disaster in Pukhet inThailand. May 2005. 3. Visiting doctor at Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Manhattan, City of New York. April 2005 (5 weeks). 4. Mortuary team member in Bosnia August/September 2000 (2 weeks). Employed by ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia), United Nations.

Appointments current: Head, Medical Museum, the Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital - Trondheim University Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU.

Appointments former (selection): 1. Member of the Norwegian Board of Forensic Medicine. 2. Member of the National Disaster Victim Identification Team. 3. Head of the Teaching Group in Surgical Pathology and Forensic Medicine. Faculty of Medicine, NTNU. 4. Main spokesman for the Association of Physicians in Academic Positions at the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU. 5. Head of the Unit of Morphology, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU. 6. Head of the Quality Assurance Committee in the Norwegian Association of Pathology. 7. Head of the SNOMED Committee in the Norwegian Association of Pathology. 8. Vice Chairman. The Norwegian Association of Pathology.

Leisure activities: Playing baritone saxophone in symphonic band and saxophone quartet, and spending time at my mountain home.


Publications: (If searching PubMed use: Nordrum I*)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Horn, Julie; Xanthoulis, Athanasios; Ness-Jensen, Eivind; Sundstrøm, Stein Harald; Fjukstad, Katrine Kveli; Haugberg, Anne; Nordrum, Ivar Skjåk; Lillebo, Børge. (2019) Scandinavia’s first longitudinal integrated clerkship program: NTNU Link. CLIC Conference (Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships). . CLIC; Vancouver. 2019-10-27 - 2019-10-30.
  • Nordrum, Ivar Skjåk. (2019) NTNU Link i Nord-Trøndelag. Et desentralisert studieløp ved profesjonsstudiet i medisin. Det nasjonale dekanmøte i medisin . UiO; Lillehammer. 2019-05-28 - 2019-05-28.


  • Nordrum, Ivar Skjåk. (2018) Et medisinsk museum blir til. Medisinskhistorisk museumsnettverk . Nasjonalt medisinsk museum og Medisinsk museum StOH/NTNU; Trondheim. 2018-04-12 - 2018-04-13.
  • Nordrum, Ivar Skjåk. (2018) Legen er mer enn medisinsk ekspert. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
  • Ødegården, Mona; Buset, Karen Johanne; Nordrum, Ivar Skjåk; Kvam, Anne Mari Selven; Sylvester, Morten; Wold, Janne Hjelde; Aadahl, Petter; Aspli, Irene; Breivik, Møyfrid; Dragseth, Stig; Holtan, Nina Eide; Huke, Marte; Moe, Bjørn Einar; Myran, Hilde Siraas; Opøien, Inger Marie; Roaldsøy, Heidi Bøe; Stephansen, Vivi Ann; Vågen, Randolf Terje. (2018) U;REDD - en utstilling om angst. Museumsutstilling [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] . Medisinsk museum; 2018-03-21 - 2020-03-21.
  • Ødegården, Mona; Nordrum, Ivar Skjåk. (2018) Medisinsk museum i Trondheim – for leg og lærd. Michael Quarterly. vol. 3.