Eli Schwartz

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Eli Schwartz
Born Jerusalem, Israel
Nationality Israel
Fields Medicine
Known for Speciality in Tropical diseases and Travel medicine

Eliezer (Eli) Schwartz (Hebrew: אליעזר שוורץ) MD, DTMH is an Israeli physician, known for his speciality in tropical diseases and travel medicine. He is a founding member of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) and served as chair of its Professional Education Committee.[1] Schwartz is currently president of the Asia Pacific Travel Health Society (APTHS) as well as the Israel Society for Parasitology, Protozoology and Tropical Diseases (ISPPTD).[2][3] At clinical practice, he is head of the Center for Travel Medicine and Tropical Diseases at the Sheba Medical Center.[4]

Biography[edit]

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, he completed his MD at the Tel Aviv University. He later traveled to London to receive a DTMH at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Schwartz specialises in tropical diseases and travel medicine since 1980. He has lived in Nepal for 2 years, and travels to many countries in Asia and Africa, thus gaining much expertise. He has published over 200 scientific papers in his scientific field.[4]

Professional Organizations[edit]

Schwartz is a founding member of the International Society of Travel Medicine, has been part of its Executive Committee and served as chair of its Professional Education Committee.[5] He is currently member of two of its committees: Certificate of Knowledge Exam Committee and Professional Training and Education Committee.[6][7] Schwartz is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Travel Medicine ISSN 1195-1982.[8] In the GeoSentinel global surveillance network of the ITSM and the CDC, he is the Israeli site director.[9]

He is also president of the Asia Pacific Travel Health Society (APTHS).[2] In Israel he is president of the Israel Society for Parasitology, Protozoology and Tropical Diseases (ITPPTD).[3]

Other activities[edit]

Schwartz is a consultant for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as various governments in tropical countries.[10] In this position, he has treated UN troops in Angola, as well as the leader of Eritrea, thus serving Israel's diplomatic relations as well as his patients.[11]

Publications[edit]

  • Tropical Diseases in Travelers (Eli Schwartz ed). John Wiley and Sons, NY, 2009. 504 pages. ISBN 978-1-4051-8441-0
  • Travel Medicine: Tales Behind the Science (Advances in Tourism Research) (Annelies Wilder-Smith, Eli Schwartz, Marc Shaw ed). Elsevier Science, NY, 2008. 333 pages. ISBN 978-0-08-045359-0
  • A Hidden Traveler: Narratives of travelers with tropical diseases. By: Eli Schwartz, Orna Schatz-Oppenheimer. Ramot Publishing, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 2009. 248 pages. ISBN 978-965-274-448-4

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.istm.org/educational_resources/cases/Case2007-1.pdf brief biography at ISTM website
  2. ^ a b http://www.apths.org/publicdownloads.aspx?id=13&menu=downloads APTHS website
  3. ^ a b http://parasitology-soc.md.huji.ac.il/exec.htm ISPPTD website - Executive Members
  4. ^ a b http://eng.sheba.co.il/Sheba_Hospitals/Acute_Care_Hospital/Division_of_Internal_Medicine/Travel_and_Tropical/201.htm The Center for Travel Medicine and Tropical Diseases at the Sheba Medical Center
  5. ^ http://www.istm.org/publications/news_share/200609/highlights.aspx
  6. ^ http://istm.org/committees/exam_charter.aspx Certificate of Knlowledge Exam Committee of the ISTM
  7. ^ http://istm.org/committees/petc.aspx Professional Training and Education Committee of the ITSM
  8. ^ http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118489668/home/EditorialBoard.html Journal of Travel Medicine Editorial Board
  9. ^ http://www.istm.org/geosentinel/sitelist.html GeoSentinel site director
  10. ^ http://www.sheba.co.il/h/1079/&mod=club&action=view&REC_ID%5Bmem_id%5D=665 Schwartz's personal page (Hebrew) at the Sheba Medical Center
  11. ^ http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Mashav%20%E2%80%93%20International%20Development/Publications/1998/Diplomatic%20Doctor Tavor, Naomi. Diplomatic Doctor, Shalom Magazine, Issue no. 2, 1996. Government of Israel - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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