Committee

2019  Committees

Organizing Committee, Israel:

Prof. Eitan Kerem, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center

Prof. Joav Merrick, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Dr. Ariel Tenenbaum, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center

Prof. Isaiah D Wexler, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center

Dr. Rachel Marans, Clalit Health Services, Jerusalem

Prof. Cory Shulman, The Autism Center and The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program, The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University

Ass Prof. Judah Koller, Seymour Fox School of Education and the Autism Center of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Prof. Mona Khoury-Kassabri, Dean, The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University

Dr. Shirly Werner, The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University

International Organizing Committee:

Donald E Greydanus MD, DrHC (Athens), Founding Chair and Professor, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Kerim M Munir, MD, MPH, DSc, Professor, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Hatim A Omar, MD, Professor, Children’s Miracle Network Chair, UK Healthcare, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Parents Program, KY Clinic, Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Professor Dilip R Patel, MD, MBA, MPH Chair, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

John Joseph Reisman, MD, FRCP(C), MBA, Professor, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

I Leslie Rubin, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of  Medicine, Co-director, Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Unit (PEHSU), Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, Medical Director, Developmental Pediatric Specialists, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Amjad Horani, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, United States

Tomas Ferkol, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, United States

Local Advisory Committee:

Yackov Berkun, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Head, Department of Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Immunology and FMF Clinic, Hadassah University Hospital Mt Scopus

Gary Diamond, MD, Clalit Health Services

Esti Galili-Weisstub, MD, Hadassah University Hospital, Herman Dana Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Zachi Grossman, MD, Maccabi Health Services

Manuel Katz, MD, MPH, Israel Ministry of Health and Meuhedet Health Services, President Goshen Foundation and Past President, Israel Pediatric Association and Israel Ambulatory Pediatric Association

Gerry Leisman, MD, PhD, Professor, Neuro and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Haifa

Mohammed Morad, MD, Professor, Clalit Health Services, South Region

Raed Mualem, PhD, Nazareth Academic Institute and National Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences

Riva Muskal, CEO, Keren Shalem

Shimon Reif, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Hadassah University Hospital

Mitchell Schertz, MD, Institute for Child Development, Meuhedet Health Services

Ditza Zachor, MD, Professor, Autism Center, Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Zerifin

Riva Muskal, CEO, Keren Shalem

International Advisory Committee:

Prof. David Bennett, Australia

Prof. Ruth S Buzi, USA

Prof. Jeffrey L Derevensky, Canada

Prof. Howard Dubowitz, USA

Prof. Christian Endler, Austria

David A Ervin, USA

Prof. Albert C. Hergenroeder, USA

Prof. Kathi Kemper, USA

Dr. Bruce Kirkcaldy, Germany

Prof. Yona Lunsky, Canada

Prof. Jennifer O’Dea, Australia

Prof. Vee Prasher, UK

Prof. Patricia Schofield, UK

Dr. Said Shahtahmasebi, New Zealand

Prof. Daniel TL Shek, Hong Kong

Prof. Bruce Thyer, USA

Dr. Søren Ventegodt, Denmark

Dr. Lee Tak Yan, Hong Kong

Prof. Lonnie Zeltzer, USA

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ABOUT US

The Hadassah Pediatric Chronic Disease Center located at the Hadassah Mount Scopus Campus is dedicated to assisting children and their families to cope with the challenges of chronic disease. The multidisciplinary staff provides holistic and integrated care with the emphasis on providing state of the art therapeutics with culturally appropriate and psychosocially oriented caring.  A special focus of the Center is fostering peaceful co-existence which is so important in a region that is war-torn.

The Center has multiple units specializing in specific diseases including cystic fibrosis, feeding disorders, inborn errors of metabolism, Down’s syndrome, diabetes, intellectual disabilities, adoption and rheumatologic disorders.   Most recently, the Center has opened a Supportive and Palliative Care Unit which assists families in coping with children with complex medical conditions that are life-threatening. 

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