Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. B.Sc. 06/1997. Biology

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. M.Sc. 06/1999. Neuro-Immunology

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Ph.D. 06/2005. Cell Biology

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. M.D. 06/2007. Medicine. 

Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, ON. Fellowship. 06/2014. Clinical Research


Major attributions:

  • Head of the Oncology Institute at the Shamir Medical Center, Be’er Ya’akov, Israel

  • Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), regular track, at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University

  • Head, Israeli Committee for Prioritization of Oncological Drugs for Reimbursement by the Israel Ministry of Health, 2018-2019

  • Major scientific work (first and senior authorship, partial list) published in Nature Medicine, Cancer Research, Annals of Oncology, Molecular Cancer and Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy

  • Extensive experience in clinical trial execution as a PI

  • Recipient (partial list) of the 'Melanoma Research Alliance Young Investigator Award', 'Conquer Cancer Foundation' Merit Award, twice

  • Recipient (partial list) of research grants from ICA, TAU and the Israel Scientific Foundation (ISF)

  • Extensive involvement in monitoring and treating side effects of biological and immunological therapies across Israel as a clinical expert and engagement in teaching and in retrospective clinical research

  • Israeli opinion leader in GU malignancies and a highly in-demand speaker and discussant in national conferences

  • Member of ISCORT, ESMO and AACR

  • Israeli representative in the Society of Onco-Geriatrics (SIOG)

  • Israeli delegate in the Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference (APCCC)

  • Head (voluntary) of the 'Personalized Medicine' Digital Forum of the Israeli Cancer Association (ICA) and a volunteer consultant to ICA

  • Volunteer mentor for the 'Bio-Medicine' classes in 'Mosinson' High School, Hod-Hasharon and 'Nahshon' class, Ganey Tikva


Positions:

2007-2012                   Medical Oncologist (resident in training), Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

2008-2012                   Investigator, Cancer Research Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

2012-2014                   Clinical Research Fellow, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Ontario.

2014-2018                   Staff Medical Oncologist, Clinician-Investigator, Oncology Institute, Sheba Medical Center

2018-2019                   Head, GU Oncology Unit, Sheba Medical Center

2014 – 2019    Clinical Investigator, Oncology institute, Sheba Medical Center

2019-present   Head, Oncology Institute, Shamir Medical Center (formerly named ‘Asaf Harofe’), Israel

Other:

2007- 2019      Member, Talpiot Medical Leadership Program, Sheba Medical Center

2014-present   Member, Israeli Society of Clinical Oncology (ISCORT)

2014-present   Principal investigator on pharma-sponsored Phase III clinical trials

2017-present   Head, Personalized Medicine Forum, for the Israeli Cancer Association

2018-2019                   Head, Committee for Prioritization of Oncological Drugs for the Health Basket

2019                            Israeli delegate, Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference (APCCC)

Honors:

1991                Rector’s Award for Excellence, Tel Aviv University   

1996-1997       Dean’s Awards for Excellence, Tel Aviv University

1999                Feinberg Graduate School Award of Excellence, Weizmann Institute of Science

2000                Merck-Sharp-Dohm Pharmaceutics’ Scholarship for MD/PhD studies, Tel Aviv University

2003-2005       Foulkes Foundation' Scholarship for MD/PhD studies

2008                AACR Scholar-in-Training Award, Jerusalem

2010                AACR Scholar-in-Training Award for participation in AACR Conference on Translational Cancer Medicine, Amsterdam

2011                Award for Excellence in Clinical Oncology teaching, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

2011                Best Oncology Resident Award, given on behalf of the Israeli Cancer Association

2013                Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Award

2013                Gerald Kirsh Humanitarian Award

2014                Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awa