The Center for Atherosclerosis

The Center for Research, Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis

The Center for Research, Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis is part of the Department of Medicine at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem. It is responsible for all clinical and research activities related to prevention of cardiovascular disease and implementation of national and international guidelines.

Head: Eran Leitersdorf, M.D, Professor of Medicine
Dorothy & Maurice Bucksbaum Chair in Molecular Genetics
Tel: (02)6778599
Fax: 972-2-641-1136.
E-mail: [email protected]
Location: Ein Kerem campus, Clinics Building, 8th floor

Vardiella Meiner, M.D. Lecturer in Medicine and Human Genetics
Daniel Schurr, MD

Our main clinical activities include:

  • Treatment of patients with lipid disorders, atherosclerosis or its complications and initiation of clinical preventive programs.
  • Clinical, biochemical and molecular diagnosis of dyslipidemias, Cardiomyopathies, and rare metabolic disorders.
  • Implementation of current knowledge, national and international guidelines for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis.
  • Development of new diagnostic tools and treatment modalities based on the results of basic and clinical research.

The lipid clinic is a referral center for patients with lipid disorders. The patients are referred for consultation by their treating physicians. The latter include general practitioners and specialists in family medicine, internists, cardiologists and others. Each consultation includes determination of plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels by a CDC-controlled laboratory, medical examination and a dietary consultation.

The following specialized tests are performed upon specific requests:

Quantification of plasma lipoprotein concentrations by ultracentrifugation, genotyping of apolipoprotein genes and analysis of specific disease-causing mutations.

How to contact us:
With a letter from an attending physician, self referral also possible.
Schedule an appointment through our appointment center, tel: 02-5842111.

Please note, hours and days of admission to the clinic are subject to change. For your convenience, please make sure to verify them when making a reservation at the clinic.

Sub clinics belonging to the clinic: dietary counseling clinic (during clinic hours)
For genetic testing, please call directly:
Mrs. Osnat Eliav / Dr. Daniel Schurr, tel: 02-6776897
PO Box 12 221, Kiryat Hadassah, Jerusalem 91120