Raanan Shamir CV

Raanan Shamir, MD

Raanan Shamir is currently the Chairman of the Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel, and is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Raanan Shamir received his MD degree in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and was trained in Pediatrics at the Beilinson Medical Center, in Petach-Tiqva, Israel. In the early 90’s, he was a fellow at the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and came back to Israel to be the Head of the Department of Nutrition at the Israel Ministry of health, and then held the position of Head of the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit at Meyer Children’s Hospital in Haifa.
Prof. Shamir published more than 200 original papers, reviews and comments, book chapters and guidelines. His research has been supported by prestigious funds such as the European Community Framework funds and the Israel Science Foundation.
His current research areas include exploring the effects of oral insulin supplementation on the intestine, pediatric nutrition, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and childhood hyperlipidemia.
Raanan serves as an Editor for the pediatric section of Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, is the Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN), and serves as a reviewer for journals in the field of Pediatrics, Nutrition, Gastroenterology and atherosclerosis.
Current committee appointments include being the Chairman of the Committee on Nutrition, European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), Chairman of the Governmental Supreme Committee on Food, Israel Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Commerce and Environment, Chairman of the Nutrition Committee of the Israel Pediatric Association, Member of the general assembly and Deputy Chair, Upper Gastrointestinal Section, Scientific committee of  the UEGF (United European Gastroenterology Federation), and Council member of the Israel Pediatric Association.