Eli Sprecher

Chair, Division of Dermatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical CenterDeputy Director for Research and Development, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical CenterFrederick Reiss Professor of Dermatology, Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University.

Eli Sprecher received his MD and PhD degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his MBA degree from the Tel Aviv University. He specialized in dermatology at the Rambam Medical Center, Haifa. He spent a post-doctoral fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. Upon his return to Haifa, he became Deputy Director for Academic Affairs at the Rappaport Institute for Research, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and founded as well as directed the Center for Translational Genetics at the same institution. He became Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Tel Aviv Medical center in 2008, Professor of Dermatology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University in 2010 where he also received the Frederick Reiss chair of Dermatology in 2014. He served as Deputy Director General for Patient Safety until 2019 and is now Deputy Director General for Research and Development at the Tel Aviv medical center.

He has co-authored over 300 scientific publications, has mentored over 50 students and has received numerous national and international prizes and honors.

His research focuses on the genetic basis of skin diseases. His group aims at understanding the molecular genetics of both simple and complex traits, deciphering their pathogenesis and then attempting at translating this new knowledge into innovative therapeutic tools.