Prof. Itamar Shalit is an Associate Professor (retired) in Pediatrics, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University and a leading authority in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Itamar served as the Director of the Infectious Diseases Unit and Director General of Schneider Children`s Hospital, tertiary care, referral pediatric center for the entire State of Israel. He also served as the Director General of the Carmel Hospital and the Chairman of the Israeli Society for Infectious Diseases. In addition, he served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of leading pharma and biotech companies including Bioline Rx, Teva Innovative Ventures, NasVax and Integra Ltd. Itamar is currently serving as an active member on several national committees at the Israeli Ministry of Health including the Advisory Board on Infectious Diseases and Immunization; the National Committee on Measles, Mumps and Rubella Eradication; and the Polio Eradication Committee. He was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation Declaration by the World Health Organization for outstanding efforts and success in poliomyelitis eradication in Israel.
Itamar is an author of more than 90 peer reviewed scientific publications and holds an MD degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University and an MPA (Master in Public Administration) from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA.