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Prof. Michael Shechter

Michael Shechter

A senior cardiologist at the Heart Institute of that hospital and Associate Professor of Cardiology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

Specialty: Cardiac lipidology & rehabilitation, platelet and endothelial function assessment

Education:

  • 1979- graduated from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Residency- Internal medicine and cardiology at Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
  • Subspecialty training in cardiac lipidology, cardiac rehabilitation, platelet function and endothelial function assessment

Academic Accomplishments:

  • 1992- Received Master of Art cum laude from the Tel Aviv University
  • A member in many prestigious professional societies such as the Israel Heart Society, American College of Cardiology, American College of Angiology, European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association and American College of Nutrition
  • 1995-1998- Save A Heart Foundation Research Fellow and Research Scientist in the Prevention and Rehabilitation Cardiac Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles
  • Conducted many studies and published numerous manuscripts in peer review journals

Clinical accomplishments:

  • Since 1999- Directs the Endothelial Function Service at the Sheba Medical Center
  • Since 1999- Director of the Clinical Research Unit
  • A world expert in the field of magnesium in coronary artery disease and has guest lectured in many universities worldwide

Awards:

  • Received the 2003 Annual Award of the American College of Nutrition in recognition of his excellence in magnesium research and his contribution to understanding the role of magnesium in human physiology, as well as receiving an honorary life membership from the German Magnesium Society
  • Received the 2010 Annual Meltzer Prize from the Israel Heart Society and the Friends of The Israel Heart Society for Important Contribution in Research of Endothelial Function in Israel

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