MD, PhD Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases
at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel Co-Chair
Raanan Shamir is Professor of Pediatrics at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and the Chairman of the Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel.
Raanan Shamir received his MD degree in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and was trained in Pediatrics at the Beilinson Medical Center, in Petach-Tiqva, Israel. In the early 90’s, he was a fellow at the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and came back to Israel to be the Head of the Department of Nutrition at the Israel Ministry of health, and then held the position of Head of the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit at Meyer Children’s Hospital in Haifa.
Prof. Shamir published more than 250 original papers, reviews and comments, book chapters and guidelines. His research has been supported by prestigious funds such as the European Community Framework funds and the Israel Science Foundation.
His current research areas include exploring the effects of oral insulin supplementation on the intestine, pediatric nutrition, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and childhood hyperlipidemia.
Prof. Shamir serves as an Editor for the pediatric section of Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, is the Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN), and serves as a reviewer for journals in the field of Pediatrics, Nutrition, Gastroenterology and atherosclerosis.
Past committee appointments include: President of the Israel Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Chairman of the Scientific Committee on Milk and Human Health at the Israel Ministry of Health, Chief Scientist Office, Member of the Committee on Nutrition, European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN CoN), 2004-2012, ESPGHAN Council member, 2005-2009, Council member of the Israel Pediatric Association, 2008-2012, Chairman of ESPGHAN CoN, 2008-2012.
Current committee appointments include being the, Chairman of the Governmental Supreme Committee on Food, Israel Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Commerce and Environment, Chairman of the Nutrition Committee of the Israel Pediatric Association, Member of the General Assembly, Upper Gastrointestinal Section, Scientific committee of the UEGF (United European Gastroenterology Federation), Member of the Scientific Committee, ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) and President of the Israel Strauss Institute for Nutrition.