Prof. Oded Abramsky
Oded Abramsky was born in Jerusalem. He received M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He did his residency in Neurology at the Hadassah University Hospital and became Board Certified in Neurology in 1973. In 1981-1988 he was the Chairman of the Division of Neurology and Neurosurgery in the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School. In 1982 he was appointed Head of the Neuroimmunolgoy Unit at Hadassah Medical Organization, and Professor of Neurology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In 1988-2005 he served as the Head of the Department of Neurology in hadassah Hebrew University Hospital. He holds the Israel S. Wechsler Chair in Neurology. In 1987-1992 he was the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Health and Chairman of the National Medical Research Organization. In 1992-1996 he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Chairman of the Association of Medical Deans in Israel. In 1999 Abramsky was appointed Chairman of the Agnes Ginges Center for Human Neurogenetics at Hadassah. In 2002 he was honored "Man of the Year in Medicine" by Lion's Israel. He is an Honorary President of the Israel Society of Neuroimmunology; Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association (2003); Foreign Associate Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences USA (2004); Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physician UK (FRCP) (2006).
In Israel, Abramsky served also as: Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the Israel Multiple Sclerosis Society; Chairman of the Committee for Basic Medicine of the Israel National Academy of Sciences; Chairman of the Committee for Neuroscience of the Israel National Council for R&D; Chairman of the ad hoc Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Science for the Evaluation of the Israel National Academy of Science. He was a member in: the National Committee for biotechnology; Board of Governors, The Israel National Institute for Health Services Research; National Council for Health; Executive Committee, Israel Medical Association Scientific Council. He serves as a member in: the National Advisory Committee for the Research Institutes of the Government of Israel; The Advisory Committee for Drugs and Medical Technologies, the Ministry of Health.
Other international positions: Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S-Israel Binational Science Foundation. President of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis. Chairman of the International Congress of Neuroimmunology (1990); of the European Congress on Multiple Sclerosis (1995); and of the European Neurological Society Congress (2000). Member of the Publication and Steering Committees of the World Federation of Neurology. Member of the International Advisory Board of "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine", McGraw-Hill.
Clinical and experimental autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system, the peripheral nerve, the neuromuscular junction. Immunomodulation of multiple sclerosis and immune mediated neurological disorders.Myelination and demyelination. Immunology of neurodegenerative diseases.