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Dr. Yaakov Henkin

  • Co-Founder, MSIH
  • Associate Professor

Prof. Yaakov Henkin is the Senior Cardiologist at Soroka University Medical Center, working in the echocardiography laboratory and in the general and preventive cardiology clinics. In parallel, he continues to work as a primary care physician in a community clinic in the small residential area of Meitar, Israel. He was one of the founders of the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) , and he served for 12 years as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. After that role, he transferred his energies into setting up a new medical simulation center at the university. He has served as the chairman of the Working Group for Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Preventive Cardiology of the Israeli Heart Society for 8 years and is currently the Head of MSIH’s Research Committee.

Research Interests

  • Lipids and preventive cardiology
  • Coronary risk factors
  • Nutritional and drug treatment of dyslipidemia
  • Risk factors for atherosclerosis
  • Ultrasound

Education and Training

  • M.D., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Soroka University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, General and Preventive Medicine,  University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Fellowship, Cardiology at Soroka University Medical Center