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avatar Eran Leitersdorf
Prof. Eran Leitersdorf, born in Tel-Aviv and father of 5, is a graduate of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School. He trained in Internal Medicine and Lipid Metabolism at Hadassah University Hospital. Prof. Leitersdorf is the recipient of five Hebrew University - Faculty of Medicine Prizes, the Fogarty (NIH), IAS Awards and various other prestigious awards. His main research interests are in Lipid Metabolism, Atherosclerosis, Molecular Genetics and Drugs Affecting Lipid Metabolism. Prof. Leitersdorf has published over 120 original papers, reviews, editorials and commentaries. He was formerly the Chairman of the Israeli Atherosclerosis Society and currently a member of the European and the International Atherosclerosis Societies. He was the Associate Editor of the journal "Atherosclerosis" and "Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology" and is currently a reviewer for many other scientific journals and national organizations. In 2009 Prof. Eran Leitersdorf was elected Dean of the HU Faculty of Medicine in Jerusalem.

ARTICLES BY: Eran Leitersdorf


July 26, 2012 2:40 pm
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The Risk of High Cholesterol Among Young Ashkenazi Jews

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a common genetic condition that can cause dangerously high levels of cholesterol to accumulate in the blood, increasing the risk of heart...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Jews Cast Weary Eye on German Election Results, With Strong Showing of Far-...

As expected, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was reelected on Sunday to a fourth term in office in her country’s federal...

Israel

‘The Jewish People Know What It Is to Struggle for an Independent Hom...

As five million Kurds in northern Iraq prepare for Monday's historic referendum on independence, Israelis from across the political spectrum...

Middle East

Syria to Top Agenda During Russian Defense Minister’s First Visit to ...

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit the Jewish state in October and meet with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman,...

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