Director Institute of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Rambam Medical Center Director, Galil Center Medical Informatics,Telemedicine and Personalized Medicine, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine

Professor Eddy Karnieli is a graduate of the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion– Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. He obtained clinical training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Rambam Medical Center and did his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

He was a visiting scholar at the University of California at San Diego and at the National Institutes of Health.

He is currently the Director of the Institute of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Rambam Medical Center.

Professor Karnieli’s main research interests are the molecular mechanisms for regulating cellular glucose uptake and transporters and their implications in diabetes, obesity and insulin resistance; Gene therapy modalities to trans-differentiate human cells toward beta-cells as a potential cure for type 1 diabetes; Medical informatics, telemedicine and personalized medicine.
He has published about 70 peer reviewed papers and reviews.Professor Karnieli serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and review boards.

Professor Karnieli is a retired Colonel from the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps and is a former Deputy Director of the Rambam Medical Center.

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