Health and Fitness

January 12, 2015

           Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel has chosen Dr. Gilad Amiel to be its new chairman of urology. Dr. Amiel is current an associate professor, director of education and director of the Laboratory for Genitourinary Tissue Engineering in the Scott Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine. At Baylor, he established a tissue engineering laboratory that focuses on translational research in genitourinary reconstruction. He will assume his new position later this month.

           We are delighted to welcome someone of Dr. Amiel's caliber to our senior medical team. He is considered one of the leading researchers and clinicians in urology on a global scale, and we believe he will bring a wealth of experience to our patience and staff," said Rambam Health Care Campus Director General Rafi Beyar. "His experience in urology, coupled with his educational background, offers our staff and patients the best supervision and medicinal insight."           

Dr. Amiel received several teaching and education awards and is currently the president of the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE).  He is also a member of the NIH-SBIR Grant Review Panel, the American Urological Association (AUA), and the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS).  He is the associate editor of the Journal of Cancer Education and a reviewer for several urological, educational and bioengineering journals.  He has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters

Dr. Amiel is a graduate of the Ben-Gurion University Medical School in Bersheva, Israel, and is a captain in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Dr. Amiel completed his residency in urology at the Bnai-Zion Medical Center in Haifa. He then went on to be a research fellow at the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Cellular Therapeutics, Department of Urology at Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston.

            Rambam Health Care Campus is a 1,000-bed academic hospital serving the over two  million residents of Northern Israel. Providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties, Rambam is the tertiary referral center for 12 district hospitals. Rambam Health Care Campus's garage can be converted into a 2,000-bed full-service underground hospital, the largest in the world. In addition to the citizens of Northern Israel, Rambam serves the IDF Northern Command, UN Peacekeeping Forces, and the US 6th Fleet. Many of Rambam's physicians participate in cutting-edge research projects to bring new therapies and treatments not only to their patients, but the greater community of the world. Rambam Heath Care Campus proudly believes that everyone deserves the highest quality of care and has always opened its doors to all those in need, regardless of their religious, race and ethnicity. Visit http://www.rambam.org.il/EnglishSite