Dr. Sharon Rashi-Elkeles appointed as Innovation and Research Director

The appointment of Dr. Rashi-Elkeles raises the bar on the efforts Hillel Yaffe Medical Center has long been investing in innovation

Dr. Sharon Rashi-Elkeles.
Photo: Shlomi Amsalem, GPO 

Dr. Sharon Rashi-Elkeles earned her PhD in biology from Tel Aviv University, with a focus on applied genomics, and has over 10 years of experience in business and leadership of biotechnology and biohealth startups, as a founder and CEO. She has founded and established several companies through her experience as a biomed entrepreneur, who combines her strong scientific background with skills and business experience.


In 2020, Dr. Rashi-Elkeles was appointed to the position of Chairperson of the Council for the Advancement of Women in Science and Technology, which operates as part of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, and worked to increase the rate of participation and representation of women in science- and technology-based professions.


In her position at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Dr. Rashi-Elkeles is responsible for maximizing resources and efforts in the field of innovation, which will lead to development of new therapies, integration of technologies and leadership of innovative processes, all of which have a single objective - to improve the quality of medicine the medical center provides its patients.


Dr. Sharon Rashi-Elkeles: “I’m delighted to join the HYMC team and to apply my experience and abilities towards promotion of significant innovation that will lead to new inroads benefiting public health. We are in a period in which health services are undergoing real change thanks to acceleration in the number of biomedical discoveries and advancements in technology and data science. I’m happy to be joining a medical center that is committed to being an important player in these processes.”

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