Prof. Shimon Reif

Acting Director of the Children's Division and Director of the Children's Department


  • 1973-1980: Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Medicine, degree:M.D, 1981
  • Names of supervisors: Katzir Y,  Weisman Y.
  • Subject:: ” Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in Congenital Craniotabes”
  • License No. 015681 – 18/1/1981
  • No. and date of specialization Certificates:
  • Specialist No. 09156 – 26/3/1987 – Pediatrics
  • Specialist No. 14138 – 14/7/1994 – Pediatric gastroenterology




  • 1981-1986: Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Post graduate course in Pediatrics
  • 1987-1990: Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • 1991: Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo New York, Neonatal resuscitation course
  • 1997: Israel Defense Forces (IDF), ALTS (American license)
  • 2000-2001: UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C., USA, Division Digestive Diseases, Research sabbatical
  • 2005: Tel-Aviv Souraski Medical Center, PAL S



  • 1980    Passed ECFMG Examination.
  • 1981    M.D. Degree, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Medicine
  • 1982    Licensed by the Israeli Ministry of Health to practice medicine in Israel
  • 1986    Passed the Israeli Pediatric Board Examination with honors
  • 1988    Passed FMGEMS Examination
  • 1989    Passed FLEX Examination
  • 1989    Licensed to practice medicine in New York State.
  • 1993    Board Certification in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Israel
  • 2001    Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina State




  • 1986-1987: Schenbrun Nursing School, Tel-AvivMedical Center, Pediatric Medicine, Instructor and Organizer
  • 1986-1987: Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer Hospital Virology Lab, Conducting research on molecular virology
  • 1987-1990: Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Calucci Memorial, Buffalo, New York, Conducting research onLiver Center
  • 1987-1990: State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y, Research assistant, Instructor
  • 1991-1999: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Department of Pediatrics. Tutor of medical students
  • 1992-1997: Course for new immigrants Pediatrics, License to practice medicine in Israel, Organizer and lecturer
  • 1993-1996: Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Organizer and lecturer
  • 1994: Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Pediatrics. Lecturer
  • 1997-1998: Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Pediatrics. Organizer of postgraduate course
  • 1997-1998: Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Pediatrics. Senior Lecturer
  • 2000-2001: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,N.C., Division of Digestive diseases. Post Doctorate
  • 2004: Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Pediatrics. Associate Professor
  • 2009-present: Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Pediatrics.  Head of Department




  • Journal of Pediatrics
  • Israel Medical Association Journal
  • Harefuah
  • Journal Pediatric Endocrinology Metabolism
  • Digestion
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Digestive Disease and Science
  • Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition – Associate Editor as of 2010




  • 1980-1981: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Internship
  • 1981-1986: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Pediatrics, Resident
  • 1981-present: Karney-Shomron, Israel, Community doctor
  • 1987-1990: Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y. Pediatric Fellow in Gastroenterology
  • 1990-1996: Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y, Pediatrics. Attending Physician.
  • 1990-present: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Pediatrics. Senior Physician
  • 1993-1996: Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel. Pediatrics, Head Gastroenterology
  • 1996-1999: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Pediatrics.  Acting Head in Gastroenterology
  • 1999-2000: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Pediatrics. Head, Gastroenterology
  • 2000-2001: University of North Carolina, Hospital, Chapel Hill, N.C., Attending staff
  • 2001: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Pediatrics. Head of Gastroenterology
  • 2003-2004: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Acting Head of Pediatrics
  • 2004-2010: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Head of Pediatrics




  • The Israeli Pediatric Association
  • The Israeli Medical Association
  • The Israeli Society of Clinical Pediatrics (HIPAK), Secretary, 1994-1998
  • The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
  • The America Association Study Liver Disease (AASLD)
  • The American Medical Association
  • The European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology,
  • The Israeli Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Secretary, 1997-2000
  • The Israeli Society of Study of Liver Disease, Secretary‏, 2005
  • Israeli society of Gastroenterology – Councilor, 2004-2008
  • The Israeli Council on Pediatric Gastroenterology, Head, Board of Examinations, 1994-2000






  • 2002: Presidential poster – AASLD, 2002
  • 2003: Moran Dani Prize – Distinguished Research work of Department of Pediatrics Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University




  • 1989: NY state University of Buffalo – Calucci Memorial for Liver Study, “Modulation of Extracellular Matrix in Rat Liver During Development”,  Reif S (PI)- $ 50,000
  • 1998: Tel-Aviv University Research Grant (Froindlich and Walenstein), “Extracellular matrix protein expression in neonatal versus adult liver fibrosis”, Reif S (PI)- NIS 30,000
  • 2000: Nutritional grant provided by “Tenuva”, research division, Israel, “Effect of low lactose diet on bone mineralization”,  Reif S (PI)– NIS 50,000
  • 2001: Alpha One Foundation, USA, “The compound effect of hetrozygocity to α1 antitrypsin deficiency allele on development of liver cirrhosis in CF knock out mice”, Reif S, Brenner D(PI) – $ 100,000
  • 2003: Dani Moran Memorial research grant, Tel-Aviv University, “Matrix Metalloproteinases as markers of inflammation and fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C”, Reif S(PI) – NIS 7,000
  • 2004: Eldor Memorial Foundation research grant, “The effect of Ras inhibition on coitis induced in animal model”, Oron T(PI), Reif S – NIS 15,000
  • 2007: Tel Aviv Souraski Medical Center grant for Excellence (for establishing my laboratory) – NIS 320,000 Reif S(PI), Dahan-Bachar L
  • 2008: Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Medicine: Germanis Alexander grant for Gastroenterology, Reif S (PI) – NIS 30,000
  • 2009: ISF, “The role of Vitamin D in Liver fibrosis”, Reif S(PI), Abramowitz S, Weisman Y – NIS 300,000
  • 2009: Anima company – (protein synthesis in HSCs project) Reif S Abramowitz S, Weisman Y –  NIS16,000
  • 2011: State of Israel, Ministry of Health, “Izvonot”, “The relationship between HIF, PTHrP, HIF, and Vitamin D on liver fibrosis”,  Reif S (PI),Abramowitz S, Weisman Y Abramowitz S, Weisman Y – NIS 200,000
  • Applied United States Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF): The effect of ras inhibition on hepatic stellate cells proliferation, activation and collagen expression-submitted, Reif S(PI), Brenner D(PI)
  • Applied Young Scientists’ Program – GIF “The in vivo role of zinc finger protein 267 in chronic liver disease”, Schnabl B, Reif S
  • Applied State of Israel, Ministry of Health , “The effect of PTHrP on the gut mucosa in health   and disease states”. Reif S(PI), Bentov A, Weismann Y




  • 2002: Kloog, Y. Chapman, J.,  Karusis D.M., Bruck R., Reif S., and Brownstein M. Non-malignant disease treatment with Ras antagonists. U.S. patent 6,462,086

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