Yehuda Shoenfeld, holder of an M.D. degree, is the Head of the Department of Medicine since 1984 (at the age of 36) and has founded and is heading the Center for Autoimmune Diseases since 1985 at the largest hospital in Israel, the Sheba Medical Center, which is affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Shoenfeld is the Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases in Tel-Aviv University. His clinical and scientific work focuses on autoimmune/rheumatic diseases, and he has published more than 1550 papers in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, The Journal of Immunology, Blood, FASEB, The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Circulation, and Cancer. His articles had over 20,000 citations until 2009. He has authored and edited 25 books, some of which became cornerstones in science and clinical practice, such as The Mosaic of Autoimmunity, Infections and Autoimmunity, and the textbooks Autoantibodies and Diagnostic criteria of autoimmune diseases, all of which were published by Elsevier and sold by thousands. He is on the editorial board of 43 journals in the fields of rheumatology and autoimmunity and is the Founder and the Editor of the IMAJ (Israel Medical Association Journal), the representative journal of science and medicine in the English language in Israel, and also is the Founder and Editor of the Autoimmunity Reviews (Elsevier; impact factor: 6.2). He has written more than three hundred chapters in books. For the last 20 years, Professor Shoenfeld has been the Editor of Harefuah, the Israeli journal in medicine (Hebrew) and has edited the Israel Medical Encyclopedia (10 volumes, 5000 items). He had organized over 20 international congresses in autoimmunity.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011