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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

location_on Tel Aviv, Israel
9.9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Pediatric Endocrinology (303001)

Yael Lebenthal

Prof. Dr. med.

Yael Lebenthal

Specialized in: pediatric endocrinology

About the department

The Department of Pediatric Endocrinology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center provides the comprehensive diagnostics and treatment for children and adolescents with hormonal disorders. The highly qualified specialists with deep medical knowledge and rich clinical experience work with young patients. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Yael Lebenthal.

The key attention is paid to the treatment of children and adolescents with short or tall stature, premature or delayed sexual development, hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, parathyroid disorders, diseases of the adrenal glands and pituitary disorders. The department's tasks also include provision of high-quality services to children, adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (juvenile diabetes), type 2 diabetes mellitus, congenital (neonatal) and genetically determined diabetes mellitus.

If necessary, the department's specialists involve the doctors from the Department of Radiation Therapy, the Department of Nuclear Medicine, the Department of Otolaryngology and the Institute of Genetics in the diagnostic and therapeutic process.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of thyroid diseases, including malignant neoplasms
  • Diagnostics and treatment of adrenal diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of disorders of sex development
  • Diagnostics and treatment of lipid metabolism disorders
  • Diagnostics and treatment of metabolic pathologies of bone tissue
  • Diagnostics and treatment of hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia
  • Diagnostics and treatment of all types of diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents
  • Care for patients after cancer treatment
  • Assistance in case of gender dysphoria in children and adolescents
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other endocrine diseases

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 1987 - 1993 Hadassah School of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Continuing Education

  • 1996 Doctoral Degree.
  • 2001 Israeli board certification in Pediatric Medicine.
  • 2007 Israeli board certification in Pediatric Endocrinology.
  • 2007 Training Course sponsored by Israeli Ministry of Health.
  • 2009 and 2016 Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training.
  • 2017 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Clinical Experience

  • 1994 - 1995 Intern, Hillel-Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.
  • 1996 - 2001 Resident in Pediatrics, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
  • 2001 - 2006 Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology, Institute for Endocrinology and Diabetes, National Center of Israel, Petah-Tikva, Israel.
  • 2007 - 2017 Senior Fellow, Institute for Endocrinology and Diabetes, National Center of Israel, Petah-Tikva, Israel.
  • 2007 - 2009 Chairman of the Committee for Children at Risk of Abuse.
  • Since 2017 Chief Physician of the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

Academic Experience

  • 1996 - 2001 National course preparing immigrant physicians for Licensing Examination, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 1996 - 2001 Lectures in Pediatrics, Sheinborn Nursing School of the Tel Aviv University.
  • 2003 - 2004 Lectures in Pediatric Endocrinology, Dina Academic School of Nursing, Rabin Medical Center, Petah-Tikva, Israel.
  • 2006 - 2007 Lectures in Pediatric Endocrinology, Continuing Medical Education.
  • Since 2006 Lecturer in Pediatrics, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 2007 - 2009 Lectures in Pediatric Endocrinology, Continuing Medical Education.
  • 2010 Lecture: "Osteoporosis in Children – Children at Risk", Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 2011 Lecture: "Calcium, Osteoporosis and Vitamin D in Children and Adolescents".
  • 2012 - 2014 Coordinator and Lecturer, Endocrine System Curriculum: 2nd Year Medical Students, New-York American Program; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
  • 2013 - 2014 Coordinator and Lecturer, Endocrine System Curriculum/Physiology: 1st Year Medical Students, New-York American Program; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
  • 2013 - 2014 Coordinator, Pediatric Endocrinology, Continuing Medical Education, Pediatric Residents and Pediatricians, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
  • 2014 Facilitator, Interactive Small Group Teaching, European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE).

Prizes and Achievements

  • 2006 Israeli Society of Pediatric Endocrinology, Neeman Award for Best Research.
  • 2013 Israel Endocrine Society, Best Clinical Abstract.
  • 2015 Israeli Society of Pediatrics, Danny Moran Award for Best Clinical Research.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Since 2000 Israel Medical Association.
  • Since 2000 Israel Association of Clinical Pediatrics.
  • Since 2001 Israel Society of Pediatric Endocrinology.
  • Since 2001 Israel Society of Endocrinology.
  • Since 2001 Israel Diabetes Association.

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