Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Israel
Position: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Affiliation: Gaucher Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, affiliated with Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
Working/Research Focus: I completed my fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Pediatric Thrombosis and Hemostasis at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada in 2002. I have worked 15 years in The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, and been the Head of the Pediatric Hematology Center. In September 2017 I joined Prof. Ari Zimran as a senior physician at the Gaucher Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, and since January 2019, I have been the Director of the Gaucher Unit; the largest Gaucher Unit worldwide (over than 850 patients over 30 years). In 2012, I gained an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology, and currently, I am doing my PhD at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health. My Ph.D. thesis is developing an algorithm for the diagnosis of Gaucher disease using real-world data and aiming to shorten the time to diagnosis as well as to avoid misdiagnosis. I have over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
My research in Gaucher disease focuses on digital health, patient-reported outcome measures, type IIIC disease, and bleeding issues.