M.D., Former Chief Physician, Clalit Health Services. The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Education and training: 1972: M.D. Hadassah and Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem. 1973: Internship: Soroka Medical Center. 1977-1982: Residency in Internal Medicine, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. (Board certified since 1982). 1985-1987: Research fellowship in Cardiovascular Physiology. Department of Physiology, Thomas Jefferson Medical College. Philadelphia, USA. 2001: Visiting Professorship. Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
Appointments: 1989: Director, Department of Internal Medicine, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa. 1990: Senior Lecturer of Medicine. Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa. 1997: Associate Professor of Medicine. Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa: 2009: Professor of Medicine. Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa.
1999-2004: Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa. 2000-: European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) – member of the administrative council. 2001- 2005: Chairman, Israel Society of Hyperbaric and Diving Physiology and Medicine. 2003-2010: Chairman of Medicine, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa. 2004-2010: Head of the Board of Internal Medicine, Israel Medical Association. 2005-2011: President of the Israel Association of Internal Medicine. 2009-: Clalit Health Services, Israel – Chief Physician.
Research Interests: Pathophysiology of ischemia and shock. The inflammatory response to ischemia, trauma and infection. The use of hyperoxia in ischemia/shock.