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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

location_on Tel Aviv, Israel
9.9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Rheumatology (302995)

Ori Elkayam

Prof. Dr. med.

Ori Elkayam

Specialized in: rheumatology

About the department

The Department of Rheumatology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center offers competent counseling, diagnostics and treatment of many rheumatic and autoimmune diseases, including Sjögren syndrome. This department is the largest medical facility of this kind in Israel. The medical staff of the department has long experience and deep knowledge, thanks to which it provides the accurate diagnostics and optimal treatment. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Ori Elkayam.

The department's specialists successfully apply innovative technologies, which are created for the prevention of the development of systemic connective tissue diseases. They also use the advanced treatment methods for inflammatory changes in the spine and are constantly engaged in scientific researches aimed at the development of new arthritis treatments.

The department successfully carries out conservative treatment of various rheumatic diseases. The department's rheumatologists use not only proven, classic medicines, but also the very latest pharmaceutical developments. In addition to medicines, physiotherapeutic procedures are widely used here. Individual exercise programs allow the patients to develop all muscle groups.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of osteoporosis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Diagnostics and treatment of systemic scleroderma
  • Diagnostics and treatment of dermatomyositis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of fibromyalgia
  • Diagnostics and treatment of gout
  • Diagnostics and treatment of Sjögren syndrome
  • Diagnostics and treatment of psoriatic arthritis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other rheumaic diseases

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

Clinical Experience

  • 1983 - 1984 Rotating Internship, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel.
  • 1984 - 1989 Resident in Internal Medicine, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel.
  • 1989 - 1991 Resident in Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. 
  • 1991 - 2000 Senior Physician in Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 2000 Deputy Head of the Department of Rheumatology Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 2002 Institut de Rhumatologie, Hopital Cochin, Paris.
  • 2005 - 2009 Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 2009 - 2013 Head of the Rheumatology Day Care Center, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
  • Since 2013 Head of the Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

Academic Experience

  • 1991 - 1997 Instructor of Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
  • 1997 - 2001 Lecturer in Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine.
  • 2001 - 2008 Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv University. 
  • 2008 Associate Professor in Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • 1992 Israeli Society of Rheumatology.
  • 1995 European League Against Rheumatism.
  • 2005 International Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.
  • 2005 American College of Rheumatology.
  • 2011 President of the Israeli Society of Rheumatology.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center 

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