Assuta Medical Center Outpatient Clinic, Ramat Ha’Hayal, Tel Aviv, Israel
Beit Ha’Rofim, 78 Ha’Galil Street, Ganey Tikva, Israel
Surgical Practice: Assuta Medical Center, Ramat Ha’Hayal, Tel Aviv, Israel
Hospital Affiliation: senior ENT doctor at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Serves as founder and senior practitioner at the hospital’s Pediatric Airways and Sleep Clinic.
Expert Witness: Dr. Shatz has been appointed by courts in Israel as an expert witness on matters in her domain.
Founder and Chairperson: ATID – Israeli Association for the Study and Prevention of Sudden Infant Death.
International Board member: ISPID – International Society for Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Sudden Infant Death.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:
Graduate, The Medical School of the Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem.
ENT residency training at Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tikva, including one year of general surgery and one year of research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot.
Pediatric ENT Fellowship: training focused on infant and child ENT and endoscopic surgery at the Children’s Hospital and at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham University, England.
Advanced courses on BAHA type hearing aid implant surgery in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Attending physician concentrating on ear treatments at the ENT Department of Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba.
Received awards for excellence, won scholarships and obtained research funds from institutions including the British Foreign Office, the Clore Israel Foundation, the Kornfeld Foundation, Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine, and the European Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Society.
1988-present: independent ENT physician serving patients within the Maccabi Health Services organization, as well as private patients.
1990-present: founder and senior physician at the multi-disciplinary Pediatric Airways and Sleep Clinic, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem
1987 – 2000: ENT Consultant to the Tel Aviv District of the Clalit Health Services organization.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Medical School of Tel Aviv University. (1987 – 2000)
Senior Lecturer, ENT Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev(2000 – 2008) and The Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2009-2012)
Designated as an expert witness by the National Insurance Institute of Israel and by Israeli courts.
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS:
The development and functioning of the upper respiratory tract with a special focus on the larynx and vocal cords.
Apnea and upper airway obstruction in children and infants.
The connection between respiratory problems and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (also referred to as SIDS or crib death).
Factors contributing to the phenomenon of fluid in the ears of infants and children – secretory otitis media.
PUBLICATIONSS, CONFERENCES, PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Dr. Shatz has published many scientific works in prestigious professional journals and has been invited to contribute chapters in books.
Dr. Shatz is frequently invited to lecture at major international conferences and to lead and serve on scientific committees of numerous international scientific conferences.
Chairperson of the First International Conference on the Prevention of Sudden Death and Apnea in Infants, held in Israel in 1999.
Reviewer for various prestigious international scientific journals in the field of ENT.
Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery; the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; American Broncho-Esophagological Association, and the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Sudden Infant Death.
Member of the Israeli Association of Ear, Nose & Throat and Head and Neck Surgery, the Israeli Society for Sleep Research, the Israeli Society of Rhinology and the Israeli Society of Pediatric Pulmonology.