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MSIH Senior Faculty Members

Dr. Michael (Mick) Alkan

  • Senior Advisor on Global Health
  • Professor Emeritus, Infectious Diseases, Center for Emerging Diseases, Tropical Diseases and AIDS (CEMTA)

Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

HIV, tuberculosis, hospital infections control, medical education, international health, health care in the developing world

Education and Training

  • M.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Dr. Zvi Bentwich

  • Volunteer Professor, Immunology and Genetics, Center for Emerging Diseases, Tropical Diseases and AIDS (CEMTA)

Immunology

Research Interests

Infectious diseases, AIDS, parasitic infestations, tuberculosis, intestinal worms

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Dr. Ohad Birk

  • Associate Professor, Genetic Institute, Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, Soroka University Medical Center

Genetics

Research Interests

Genetics, cancer, bioinformatics, biochemistry, brain

Education and Training

  • M.D., Tel-Aviv University
  • Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Residency: Sheba Medical Center (Pediatrics)
  • Post-Doctorate: National Institutes of Health

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Dr. A. Mark Clarfield

  • Director of MSIH
  • Associate Director for Global Health

Geriatrics

Research Interests

Aging, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, medical education, international medicine, medical history, organization of health care

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Toronto
  • Qualifications: M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.P.C.

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Dr. Odeya Cohen

  • Head, Master's Program, Emergency Medicine Department

Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Emergency medicine

Education and Training

  • Ph.D. in Nursing, BGU
  • Qualifications: R.N., M.E.M., Ph.D.

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Dr. Shimon (Seymour) Glick

  • Admissions Committee Co-Chair, MSIH
  • Professor Emeritus, Moshe Prywes Center for Medical Education, Lord Jakobovits Center for Jewish Medical Ethics

Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Internal medicine, medical ethics, endocrinology, medical education

Education and Training

  • B.A. in Biology, New York University
  • M.D., State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
  • Internship: Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, New York (Medical)
  • Assistant Resident: Yale University, Grace New Haven Hospital (Internal Medicine)
  • Assistant Resident: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York (Internal Medicine)
  • Traineeship: U.S. Public Health Service (Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders)

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Dr. Agneta Golan

  • Head of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Soroka University Medical Center

Pediatrics

Research Interests

Pediatrics, brain, neonatal neurology

Education and Training

  • M.D., BGU

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Dr. Yaakov Henkin

  • Co-Founder and Associate Professor, Cardiology, MSIH

Cardiology

Research Interests

Preventive cardiology, coronary risk factors, nutritional and drug treatment of dyslipidemia, risk factors for atherosclerosis, effects of nutrition and drugs on lipoprotein metabolism, ultrasound

Education and Training

  • M.D., BGU (Primary Care)
  • Residency: BGU (Internal Medicine)
  • Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham (General and Preventive Medicine)
  • Fellowship: Soroka University Medical Center (Cardiology)

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Dr. Alan Jotkowitz

  • Associate Director for Academic Affairs, Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Fourth Year Coordinator
  • Director, Jakobovitz Center for Jewish Medical Ethics

Internal Medicine

Research Interests

All aspects of clinical ethics with particular focus on the intersection of religion and medical ethics

Education and Training

  • B.A., Yeshiva University
  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine
  • M.H.A., Hofstra University (Internal Medicine residency), Yale University
  • Residency: Yale University (Internal Medicine)
  • Qualifications: M.D., M.H.A., F.A.C.P.

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Dr. Amos Katz

  • Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Lawrence W. and Marie Feldman Professor of Physiology

Cardiology

Research Interests

Cardiology

Education and Training

  • M.D., BGU
  • Residency: Soroka University Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
  • Fellowship: St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana (Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)
Dr. Mark Katz

  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems Management, MSIH

Infectious Diseases

Education and Training

  • B.A., University of Washington
  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residency: New York University-Bellevue (Primary Care and Internal Medicine)
  • Fellowship: Centers for Disease Control (Epidemic Intelligence)

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Dr. Noah Liel-Cohen

  • Academic Coordinator, Global Health Clerkship
  • Head, Echocardiography Unit, Soroka University Medical Center

Cardiology

Research Interests

Cardiology, ultrasound, echocardiography

Education and Training

  • B.A. in Social Work, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • M.A. in Health Systems Management, BGU
  • M.D., BGU
  • Residency: Soroka University Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
  • Fellowship: Cardiology Institute, Soroka University Medical Center (Cardiology)
  • Clinical and Research Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital (Echocardiography)

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Dr. Carmi Margolis

  • Co-Founder, MSIH M.D. Program
  • Professor Emeritus, Moshe Prywes Center for Medical Education

Medical Education

Research Interests

Decision-making, clinical algorithms, clinical instruction design

Education and Training

  • B.A. in English Literature, Columbia University
  • M.A. in Educational Psychiatry, Michigan State University
  • M.D., New York University
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, Connecticut (Pediatrics)
  • Fellowship: Michigan State University (Medical Education)

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Dr. Asher Moser

  • Associate Director for Student Affairs, MSIH

Pediatrics

Research Interests

International health, pediatrics, bioethics, hematology, healer’s art, cross-cultural issues

Education and Training

  • M.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Residency: Hadassah Medical Center (Pediatrics)
  • Fellowship: National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland (Pediatric Hematology/Oncology)

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Dr. Lisa Saidel-Odes

  • Second Year Academic Coordinator
  • Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Internal medicine

Education and Training

  • M.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Dr. Neta Sal-Man

  • Senior Lecturer, Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics

Microbiology

Research Interests

Pathogens, protein complexes, transmembrane domains, secretion systems, host-pathogen interactions, bacterial pathogenesis, macromolecular complexes, transport systems

Education and Training

  • B.Sc., Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Ph.D., Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute of Science

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Dr. Eyal Sheiner

  • Chairman, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Soroka University Medical Center
  • Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, BGU

Obstetrics

Research Interests

Pregnancy, obesity, epidemiology

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. in Medical Sciences with Honors, Faculty of Health Sciences, BGU
  • M.D., Faculty of Health Sciences, BGU
  • Ph.D., Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies (Epidemiology and Public Health)
  • Residency: Soroka University Medical Center (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • Attending Physician: Soroka University Medical Center (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • Fellowship: Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center (Ultrasound and Epidemiology)

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Columbia University Faculty Members

Dr. Richard Deckelbaum

  • Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Global Health, MSIH
  • Professor of Nutrition, Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Columbia University
  • Director, Institute of Human Nutrition, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center

Pediatrics

Research Interests

Human plasma lipoproteins and the cellular effects of dietary fats and free fatty acids, nutrition with risk factors of cardiovascular disease in children, molecular biology of intestinal parasites with clinical and epidemiological manifestations of infection with emphasis on chronic diarrhea and malnutrition

Education and Training

  • B.Sc., McGill University
  • M.D., McGill University
  • Residency: Hadassah Hospital, McGill University (Pediatric Gastroenterology)
  • Residency: Boston University (Pediatric Gastroenterology)
  • Qualifications: M.D., C.M., F.R.C.P.C.

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Dr. Kenneth Prager

  • Visiting Lecturer, MSIH
  • Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Ethics, Columbia University Medical Center

Pulmonology, Medical Ethics

Research Interests

Pulmonary disease medicine, medical ethics

Education and Training

  • B.A., Columbia University
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School
  • Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
  • Chief Residency: University of Chicago, Department of Medicine, Billings Hospital

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Dr. Lynne Quittell

  • Assistant Director, Admissions and Student Affairs, North American Office, MSIH
  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Special Lecturer, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Columbia University Medical Center

Pediatric Pulmonology

Research Interests

Cystic fibrosis, lung disorders of children, data safety monitoring in clinical trials, medical education

Education and Training

  • B.A., Hampshire College
  • M.D., Sackler School of Medicine
  • Residency and Internship: Schneider Children’s Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Pediatrics)
  • Fellow: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children (Pediatric Pulmonary)

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Dr. Neil Schluger

  • Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University
  • Chief, Division of Pulmonary Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Pulmonology

Research Interests

Tuberculosis epidemiology, diagnostics, global lung health

Education and Training

  • B.A., Harvard University
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Internship: St. Luke’s Hospital, New York (Internal Medicine)
  • Residency: St. Luke’s Hospital, New York (Internal Medicine)
  • Chief Residency: St. Luke’s Hospital, New York (Internal Medicine)
  • Fellowship: The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
  • Visiting Fellow: Pulmonary Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

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Dr. Jeremy Fowler

Education and Training

  • MSIH alumnus, class of 2006
  • Medical Director of a health care facility in Mafraq, Jordan
Dr. Aviad Haramati

Education and Training

  • Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Department of Medicine (Nephrology) at Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) at Georgetown University Medical Center
Dr. Richard Horton

Education and Training

  • Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
Dr. Pali Hungin

Education and Training

  • President of the British Medical Association
  • Professor in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University
  • Professor of Primary Care and General Practice in the Centre for Integrated Health Care Research
Dr. Harriet Mayanja-Kizza

Education and Training

  • Dean, School of Medicine, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Lecturer in Internal Medicine and Immunology
Lt. Col. Brian Neese

Education and Training

  • MSIH alumnus, class of 2005
  • U.S. Air Force physician
Dr. Ora Paltiel

Education and Training

  • Senior Physician in the Department of Hematology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Director of the International Master of Public Health Program, School of Public Health, Hebrew University of Jerusalem