Date of Birth: 28 June, 1950. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Marital status: Married: 3children, 6 grandchildren
Education / Qualifications
1973 Medico. Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. Argentina
1985 Israel Board in Pediatrics (Scientific Council examination )
1989-1990 Post-doctoral Academic Fellowship in Health Policy and
Management. The Johns Hopkins University. School of Hygiene and
Public Health.. Chair: Prof. B. Starfield; Baltimore. U.S.A
2004 Qualified : Specialist in Health Management
2004 M.P.H (Health Management and Health Promotion) Ben Gurion University.
Appointments(last 10 years)
2008 Head. Maternal and Childh Health, Ministry of Health, Southern region, Israel
2006- WHO consultant, PAHO-GATA group 2004 – Independent Pediatrician (Community): Negev District. Maccabi Healthcare Services
2003- School doctor-chidlren with special needs-Bedouin towns of Rahat and Kseife
12/2002- 6/2004 Medical Director. Hashfela District. Maccabi Healthcare Services. Israel
2001- Risk management course, MPH Program, Ben Gurion University
2000- Chair. National Task force. Violence within families. Ministry of
1999-2000 Senior Lecturer in Child Health and Consultant in Community Paediatrics.
Academic Division of Child Health. Nottingham University., NHS, UK
1998-2003 Director. Academic Track in Primary and Community Pediatrics. Ben
Gurion University and Soroka Univ. Med. Centre. Beer-Sheva . Israel
1999- Assoc. Professor in Pediatrics. Universidad Maimonides. Argentina
1995- Foreign expert in Public Health, WHO mission. WHO.Copenhagen.
1993- 11/2002 Deputy General Director. Director. Medical Risk Management and Quality assurance Unit
Beer- Sheva, Israel
1992- 2003 Head. Primary Care Unit. Department of Health in the Community. Ben
Gurion University. Israel
1991- 2001 Head Physician: Pediatric services. Headquarters.
Clalit Health services, Tel-Aviv. Israel 4. Professional and Scientific Organisations
2008 President: Global Initiative for Consensus in Pediatrics – CIP
2007 International Pediatric Society: Candidate, President and Executive Director positions
2006 WHO technical consultant – GATA-PAHO group
2001-2007 IPA Standing Committee: Representing Europe (International Pediatric Association)
2005 ESSOP: Europ. Soc. Social Ped. Member International Executive Board
2003 President: Europaediatriccs2003. Prague
2000-2003 Secretary General. U.N.E.P.S.A/ EPA (European Pediatric Society)
1995-1999 President :. Israel Pediatric Association.
1994-1998 V/President : U.N.E.P.S.A- European Pediatric Society
1995 WHO expert consultant. Copenhagen. Hungarian Mission
1991-1995 President : Israel Ambulatory Pediatric Association.
5. Awards and Honours
2007 Honorary member Sociedad Guatemalteca de Pediatria
2001 Diploma of Recognition: For the commitment towards the promotion of the child Status in
1999- Doctor “Honours Causa ” Slovakian Pediatric Society
1996- “Honour Member” European Society of Research in Ambulatory
1996 “Leader in Paediatrics” Special invitation. Annual meeting American
Academy of Pediatrics, Boston. U.S.A
1986 “Professor Yitzchak Kuzary Prize”, for outstanding services in Israel
1986 “Dr. Sikuler Prize” for outstanding research in the Community. Israel
1977 “Diploma de Honor” Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. Facultad de