Raanan Shamir is Professor of Pediatrics at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and Chairman of the Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel.

Raanan Shamir received his MD degree at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and was trained in Pediatrics at Beilinson Medical Center in Petach Tiqva, Israel. In the early 90s, he was a fellow at the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and came back to Israel to serve as the Head of the Department of Nutrition at the Israel Ministry of Health. Following this, he held the position of Head of the Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit at Meyer Children’s Hospital in Haifa.

Prof. Shamir has published over 350 original papers, reviews and comments, book chapters and guidelines. His research has been supported by prestigious funds such as the European Community Framework Funds and the Israel Science Foundation.

His current research areas include exploring the effects of oral insulin supplementation on the intestine, pediatric nutrition, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and childhood hyperlipidemia.

Current committee appointments include: President of ESPGHAN (European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition), Chairman of the Nutrition Committee of the Israel Pediatric Association, Member of the National Council on Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases, Member of the Scientific Committee of ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) and Member of the Scientific Committee of the Nutrition and Growth Network.

Prof. Shamir serves as an Editor for the Pediatric Section of Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism and was the Senior Associate Editor (2010-2013) and Acting Editor in Chief (2013-2014) of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN). He serves as a reviewer for journals in the field of Pediatrics, Nutrition, Gastroenterology and Atherosclerosis.

Past committee appointments include: President of the Israel Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Chairman of the Scientific Committee on Milk and Human Health at the Israel Ministry of Health, Chief Scientist Office, Member of the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition, (ESPGHAN CoN), 2004-2012, ESPGHAN Council Member, 2005-2009, Council Member of the Israel Pediatric Association, 2008-2012, Chairman of ESPGHAN CoN, 2008-2012, Member of the General Assembly, Upper Gastrointestinal Section, Scientific Committee of the UEGF (United European Gastroenterology Federation) 2010-2013, ESPGHAN Council Member as the President of the 2014 Annual Meeting and Chairman of the Governmental Supreme Committee on Food, Israel Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Commerce and Environment (2010-2014).  

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