Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP

Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP

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Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld is the founder and director of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, at the Sheba Medical Center which is affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Dr. Shoenfeld is the Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases at the Tel-Aviv University.

His clinical and scientific works focus on autoimmune and rheumatic diseases, and he has published more than 1700 papers in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, the Lancet, the  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the Journal of Immunology, Blood, the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, Circulation, Cancer, and others, and his articles have had over 31,000 citations. He has written more than three hundred and fifty chapters in books, and has authored and edited 25 books, some of which have become cornerstones in science and clinical practice, including “The Mosaic of Autoimmunity”, “Infections and Autoimmunity” and the textbooks “Autoantibodies” and “Diagnostic Criteria of Autoimmune Diseases”.

Dr. Shoenfeld is on the editorial board of 43 journals in the fields of rheumatology and autoimmunity and is the founder and editor of the Israel Medical Association Journal, the representative journal of science and medicine in the English language in Israel. He is also is the founder and editor of “Autoimmunity Reviews” and co-editor of “The Journal of Autoimmunity”. For the last twenty years Dr. Shoenfeld has been the editor of “Harefuah”, which is the journal of the Israel Medical Association, and he has edited the Israel Medical Encyclopedia. He has organized over 20 international congresses in autoimmunity.

In 2005 Dr. Shoenfeld received the European League Against Rheumatism prize in Vienna, Austria, for “The infectious etiology of anti-phospholipid syndrome”. He has received a gold medal from the Slovak Society of Physicians for his contribution to Israeli – Slovak collaborations (March 2006), and is an honorary member of the Hungarian Association of Rheumatology. In 2008 Dr. Shoenfeld received the Nelson’s Prize for Humanity and Science from UC Davis, in the USA. In 2009 he was honored as Doctoris Honoris Causa, from Debrecen University, Hungary, and since 2009 he has been an honorary member of the Slovenian National Academy of Sciences. In 2012 he was awarded a Life Contribution Prize in Internal Medicine in Israel.

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