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Prof. Avraham Beigelman, Director of the Institute of Immunology and Allergy

The management at Schneider Children’s Medical Center announced the appointment of Prof. Avraham Beigelman as the new Director of the Institute of Immunology and Allergy. He replaces Dr. Yael Levy who has retired
Date: 21.10.18 | Update: 14.11.18

The Management of Schneider Children’s Medical Center has announced the appointment of the new Director of the Kipper Institute of Immunology and Allergy: Prof. Avraham Beigelman. Prof. Beigelman will replace Dr. Yael Levy, who has retired.

Prof. Beigelman, a resident of Raanana, is married and a father of three. He previously served as a senior physician and associate professor at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis, USA. A graduate of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Prof. Beigelman specialized in Pediatrics at Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva and sub-specialized in Immunology and Allergy at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University.

The Institute of Immunology and Allergy at Schneider Children’s is the largest of its kind in the country and treats children suffering from a range of allergy and immune-suppressed diseases. Prof. Beigelman’s field of academic research concerns the contribution of early life infections to the inception of childhood asthma which were supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States. He currently leads investigations aimed at the prevention of asthma in children following RSV-caused viral infections in the lung.  

Prof. Joseph Press, Director of Schneider Children’s, stated that “the management of Schneider Children’s and I congratulate Prof. Beigelman on his appointment as Director of the Institute of Immunology and Allergy. I am sure that his personality, professionalism and many years of experience will bring him much success in his new role. In addition, the Management of the hospital thanks Dr. Yael Levy for her many efforts and productive management of the Immunology and Allergy Institute. We pay tribute to her and wish her continued health and success upon her retirement.”
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