Prof. Yoseph A. Mekori
Allergology and Clinical Immunology
Remedy Tours, Monday 07 July 2008 - 16:13:57

Chairman, Dept. of Medicine B Director, Allergy Immunology Laboratory

President of the Israeli Society of Allergy and Immunology

Dean, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University

Chief Scientist of the Israeli Clalit Health Services Dr. Mekori received his medical education at the Sackler School of Medicine, earning the M.D. degree magna cum laude in 1975. He completed a residency in internal medicine in 1981 and moved to Denevr CO for a clinical fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, followed by a research fellowship in Pathology at the Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Dr. Mekori 's research focused on mast cell function in allergic and non-allergic inflammatory processes. In 1986, he established and headed the Division of Allergy and Clinical immunology at the General Hospital and in 1990 was appointed Chairman of Medicine in that hospital. In 1993 he spent a year as a Visiting Scientist in the Laboratory of Allergic Diseases at the NIH, Bethesda, MD.

A fellow of the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology Dr. Mekori maintains membership in numerous professional organizations, including the European Academy of Allergy and Immunology and the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum. He served as the President of the Israeli Society of Allergy and Immunology and member of several international committees in this field. At TAU, Dr. Mekori became Professor of Medicine in 1994, incumbent of the Reiss Chair in Dermatology, a former head of the TAU-affiliated Felsenstein Medical Research Center. In 2006 Dr. Mekori was appointed as Dean of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

Main research interest:Pathogenesis of the allergic inflammation; mast cell physiology; mast cell T-cell interaction; inflammatory markers in atherosclerotic cardio-vascular diseases.

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