Assoc. Prof. Izhak Kehat MD, PhD
Head, Department of Physiology, biophysics and system biology
Head, Molecular Cardiovascular System Research Lab
Izhak kehat MD, PhD received his MD (1997, Suma cum laude) from the Faculty of Medicine, Technion –Israel Institute of Technology, and his PhD (2005) at the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion under the supervision of Prof. Lior Gepstein, deriving cardiomyocytes from human embryonic stem cells. He performed a residency in Internal Medicine (2006) at the Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel and Fellowship in Cardiology at the Rambam Medical Center (2011, in excellence). His post-doctoral studies were done under the supervision of Prof. Jeffery Molkentin at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital medical Center (CCHMC, USA) (2006-2010) where he studied the signalling and epigenetic control of cardiac hypertrophy. On his return to Israel he finished a fellowship in clinical Echocardiography, under the supervision of Prof. Yoram Agmon at Rambam Medical Center, department of physiology.
He is an associate professor and the head of the Dept. of Physiology, biophysics, and system biology, at the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and a senior cardiologist at the Rambam Medical canter (Haifa, Israel) echocardiography unit. The kehat lab is focused on the systemic identification of the transcriptional, translational, and epigenetic control of the cardiovascular system, particularly in cardiac hypertrophy, heart failure, and in the process of vascular and valve calcification. Izhak Is a member of the ESC and the AHA, was the secretary of Israel Heart association myocardium and pericardium working group, and is the treasurer of the Israeli sub-section of the ISHR.
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