Rami Eliakim,MD

Head, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Chaim Sheba Medical Centre, Ramat-Gan,
Professor of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Sackler Medical School, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Prof. Rami Eliakim has been Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, where he received his medical training, graduating in 1979. He was board certified in internal medicine (Cum Laude) and in gastroenterology and Hepatology in 1985 and 1987, respectively. Prof. Eliakim then obtained a research fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, USA from 1987 to 1989. He became Visiting Professor at Mount Sinai University in New York, USA in 2000.

Prof. Eliakim actively participates in various academic societies. From 2001 to 2004, he was President of the Israel Gastroenterological Association (IGA). He was Head of the Gastroenterology Board examinations committee (2004–2006) and Head of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) section of the IGA (2004–2007). Since 2009-2013, Prof. Eliakim has been Head of the Advanced Technologies section of the IGA. He was a Member of the Education Committee of the European Crohn’s & Colitis Organization (ECCO) from 2009 to 2011, and the Head of the Guidelines Committee of this organization from 2011-2014. He also joined and is a member of the Guidelines Committee of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) from 2005.

Prof. Eliakim’s research interests span two major areas. The first focuses on IBD animal models, genetics, therapy, and nicotine, while the second area concerns the research, development and clinical applications of various capsule endoscopes (the oesophageal, colonic and Crohn’s capsules). He is the author of over 350 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books. He is currently Editorial Board Member of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, and the World Journal of Gastroenterology, among others.