Giora Pillar, MD, PhD, heads the sleep clinic in the Haifa district of Clalit Medical Services (the largest HMO in Israel), and also serves as the head of the department of pediatrics in Carmel hospital. He is a full professor at the Faculty of Medicine, at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. He received his medical and doctoral degrees from the Technion, and thereafter completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at the Sleep Medicine, Endocrinology and Circadian Rhythm Department, Brigham & Women Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He is boarded by the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and has been diagnosing and treating patients with sleep disorders for over twenty-five years.
Prof. Pillar has been teaching sleep medicine courses to various audiences for over 20 years. He is the author of a primer on sleep medicine for practitioners. The book is entitled “Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment. A Handbook for Clinicians”, and has enjoyed huge success in the US and Europe. In addition, he has authored over 100 papers in peer review journals, and has written several book chapters. He is on the editorial board of The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and has received awards for his work in the field of sleep.