Dov Hershkovitz, MD PhD

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Dov Hershkovitz, MD PhD

Tel: 972-4-7773503

Fax: 972-4-7773254

About the Labratory:

 

Academic degrees and appointments

1999                B.Med, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
2003                M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
2012                Ph.D, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
2010 – 2012    Adjunct teacher, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Institute of Technology
2012 – 2015     Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Institute of Technology
2015-               Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Institute of Technology

Professional experience

2003 – 2004     Battalion Physician, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces
2004 – 2007     Diving and Hyperbaric physician, The Israel Naval Medical Institute
2008 – 2013        Resident, Department of Pathology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
2013-                  Senior physician, Department of Pathology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

Research Interest

In our current research projects we apply molecular pathology tools to understand basic concepts in cancer development and progression and to link these with clinical parameters. The department of pathology at Rambam Health Care Campus diagnoses ~60,000 biopsies annually, many of which are cancer samples. Through collaboration with other clinicians in the hospital it is possible to obtain clinical data such as prognosis and treatment response, related to the samples. This provides a unique opportunity to study and identify targetable, prognostic and predictive markers in various tumor tissue samples, which we do mainly using high throughput sequencing technology. Additionally, we have specific interest in cancer sub-clonal evolution and dynamics, which we study through the analysis of different stages of tumor development from the same case. Much of this work is done in collaboration with excellent evolutionary biologists from the TICC and other centers.
We also collaborate with basic researchers and provide support with pathology related issues (morphology, immunohistochemistry and some molecular aspects).