Yair Shapiro /
Health Policy Program Fellow
Professor Yair Shapiro is director of the Heller Institute for Medical Research, Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. He is Professor Emeritus at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and a lecturer in medical schools throughout Israel. He also serves as Dean of the School of Health Sciences at the Ariel University Center. Professor Shapiro holds an MD from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an MBA from Tel Aviv University and an MA in public health from the Hebrew University. He also is a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business School. In the past, Shapiro was a senior lecturer in Environmental Physiology and Medicine in the Army Medical Corps, and later served as Chief Medical Officer in the Medical Command Headquarters, Central Command. In addition, he was Chairman of the Health Forum in the Israel Management Center, Director of Soroka Medical Center and Director of Beilinson Medical Center, and served as Medical Director and Deputy CEO of Clalit Health Services. In 1996, Shapiro was chosen to serve as CEO of Assuta Medical Center, a role he held for over 15 years. His areas of expertise are occupational medicine, public health and medical management.