Scientific Director, The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research, Israel
Prof. of Medicine and Chair of Digestive Tract Research Center, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Chair of the National Council of Nutrition, Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Ministry of Health
Prof. Zamir Halpern born and trained in Israel. He received his medical degree from the Hebrew University and completed his residency of Internal medicine and fellowship of Gastroenterology at Tel-Aviv Medical Center.
In a short time he became the chief of Gastroenterology at the Edith Wolfson Medical Center and at Holon and 4 years later at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center.
He is one of the leading gastroenterologists in Israel and well recognized over the world. He was the chair of the Israeli Association for the study of the Liver and the Israeli Society for Gastroenterology.
He is the author of more than 200 scientific publications and he is the head of research laboratory affiliated to Tel-Aviv University and his main interest is in personal nutrition and intestinal microbiome.
He serves as a consultant to many medical devices companies.
Today, as a scientific director at the NIHP, he focuses on the organization, management and health policy in Israel and also the promotion of research in areas of economics, quality and decision-making in healthcare.