Prof. Joshua (Shuki) Shemer,MD

Bio:Prof. Shemer was born in Israel and is a graduate of the Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Medicine.He is a Full Professor of Internal Medicine graduating from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.

He currently holds several head positions among them: Chairman of Assuta Medical Centers in Israel, Member of the Board of Directors of Maccabi Healthcare Services, Chairman of Maccabi Institute for Health Services Research, Director of the Israeli Center for Health Technology Assessment in Health Care (ICTAHC), the Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research.

A few of his former leading positions are Surgeon General of the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps holding the rank of Brigadier General, Director-General of the Ministry of Health, Director-General of Maccabi Healthcare Services – the second largest non-profit HMO in Israel with 2 million members, 9,000 employees, 3,500 physicians, more than 3,500 clinics and pharmacies and a budget of 10 billion NIS.

He also served as the Founder, a member and former Chairman of the National Public Committee for updating the National List of Health Services in Israel, Member and former Chairman of the National Council for Trauma, Chairman and member of the Supreme Health Authority for Emergency Situations in the Ministry of Health, Founder and Chairman of the National Council for Logistics in Health Services in the Ministry of Health and Founder and head of the School for Public Health at Tel-Aviv University.

Prof. Shemer’s academic activities incorporate over 200 publications in prominent professional peer reviewed publications including 6 books edited in the fields of trauma, health reforms, medical technology and management and bioterrorism and over 20 chapters in several books.

His editorial positions include: Associate Editor of the Israel Medical Association Journal (I.M.A.J.), Associate Editor of Harefuah, Journal of the Israel Medical Association, Member and Editorial Board of the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (I.J.T.A.H.C.).