Michael Shechter, M.D., was born in Israel, in 1954, and he graduated from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1979. Since 1991, he works as a Senior Cardiologist at the Heart Institute of that hospital and as an Associate Professor of Cardiology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. He received his M.A. degree cum laude from the Tel Aviv University in 1992, and he is a Member of the Israel Heart Society, American College of Cardiology, American College of Angiology, European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and American College of Nutrition. He was a Save A Heart Foundation Research Fellow and served as a Research Scientist in Prevention and Rehabilitation Cardiac Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles (1995-1998). Since 1999, he directs the Endothelial Function Service at the Sheba Medical Center, ans he serves as the Director of the Clinical Research Unit. He is a world expert in the field of magnesium in coronary artery disease and has lectured in many universities worldwide as a Guest Lecturer. He works as a Reviewer of Circulation, American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, European Journal of Cardiology, Thrombosis Research, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, Diabetic Medicine, International Journal of Cardiology, BioMed Central, Acute Cardiac Care Journal, Clinical Cardiology, Heart Failure Journal, Magnesium Research, and Israel Medical Association Journal. He received the 2003 Annual Award of the American College of Nutrition in recognition of his excellence in magnesium research and his contribution to understanding the role of magnesium in human physiology. He received an honorary life membership from the German Magnesium Society. Recently, he received the 2010 Annual Meltzer Prize from the Israel Heart Society for his important contribution in the research of endothelial function in Israel.
Biography Updated on 3 April 2011