Chairman, Michal Kovo, MD, PhD

Michal Kovo, MD, PhD

Present Position

  • Head of the Labor Ward and Maternity Department, Edith Wolfson Mediacl Center, Holon, Israel.
  • Associated Professor, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University 

Medical Education

  • MD: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Rabin Medical Center, Petach-Tikva, Israel.
  • PhD: The Weizmann Institute of Science, Biological Regulation Department, Rehovot, Israel;
  • Research fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) at Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, NY, USA. 

Special Interests

  • Placental function
  • The exvivo human cotyledon perfusion model
  • Placental histopathology
  • Placental role in pregnancy complications: preeclampsia, intra-uterine growth restriction, diabetes
Tal Raz, DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACT

Present position:

1) Lecturer, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2) Acting head of the Reproduction Department, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Education:

  • 1995-1997: Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

  • 1998-2002: DVM, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University, Israel.

  • 2003-2004: Internship. Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • 2004-2007: Residency in Large Animal Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction). Western College of Veterinary Medicine,  Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

  • Aug 2007: Board Certification (Diplomate Status) in Theriogenoloy (Animal Reproduction, Multi-species track). American College of Theriogenologists.

  • 2004-2010: PhD, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Dep. of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

  • 2009-2012: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Special interests:

Animal reproduction

Animal models for placenta function and pathology

Placenta imaging

Endometritis and post-partum uterine involution 

Eran Gershon, PhD

Current position:

Fertilityu researcher, Department of Ruminant Science, Agricultural Research Organization, Rishon LeZion, Israel

Education:

1999-2002

M.Sc. in Life Science  at The Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Biological Regulation, Rehovot, Israel.

2002-2007

Ph.D. in Life Science at The Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Biological Regulation, Rehovot, Israel.

2007-2009

Postdoctoral position at The Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Neurobiology, Rehovot, Israel.  

2009- 2012

Postdoctoral position at Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology, San Diego, California, USA

 

Research interests:

  • Factors involved in embryo-maternal crosstalk
  • Embryonic and maternal factors involved in embryo implantation and placenta formation and function
  • Genes involved in uterus receptivity
Rinat Gabbay-Benziv, MD

Current position:

Director of MFM, Obstetrics and Gynecology department, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel

Clinical Assistant Professor, The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion,
Haifa, Israel

Education:

  • 1997, BMedSc, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2000, MD, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2012, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach-Tikva, Israel
  • 2013 – 2015, Research Fellow, Visiting Instructor, Center for Advanced Fetal Care, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Maryland, USA

Research interests:

  • Myeloid cells in human placentas and pregnancy complications
  • Heparanase role in human placentas
  • Clinical research in maternal fetal medicine
Ron Beloosesky, MD

CAurrent position:
Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound Unit, Rambam Medical Center.

Assistant Professor, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion,
Haifa, Israel

Education:

1988-1994 - MD, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel.

1996-2002 - Resident Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

2002-2005- Fellow, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Research interests:

  • Placenta inflammation and Preterm birth.
  • Fetal brain injury.
  • Immune system