About the Service
The Rheumatology Unit is directed by Prof. Yair Molad, an expert in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, graduated the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in 1983, he completed his fellowship in Rheumatology at New York University Medical Center. He is an associate-professor in the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and adjunct associate-professor in New York University Langone Medical Center.
The Rheumatology Unit at Beilinson Hospital is a referral out-patient clinic that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all rheumatic and systemic autoimmune disorders,
The Rheumatology Service consists of 2 senior rheumatologists, Dr. Oren and Dr. Shapira and 3 assisting fellows, offering a wide range of services to patients for the diagnosis and treatment of joint, bone and systemic autoimmune disorders, including arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, anti-phospholipid syndrome, systemic vasculitis, gout, scleroderma and myositis.
The out-patient clinic includes an Early Arthritis Clinic aimed to diagnose recently onset arthritis in order to allow early specific anti-rheumatic therapies, a Lupus and APLA Clinic and a Vasculitis Clinic that specialized in the management of systemic autoimmune diseases that may damage various internal organs such as the kidneys, lungs and brain, and requires treatment with steroids, immunosuppressive drugs and biological drugs. In addition, a general rheumatology clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various joint and rheumatic diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic arthritis, Axial spondyloarthritis , Inflammatory Myopathies (IIM), Sjogren's syndrome, Scleroderma and Osteoarthritis (OA).
In addition to clinical duties, the physicians in the Rheumatology Unit are involved in physician-initiated clinical and basic-science research projects, as well as in industry-sponsored multicenter clinical studies on the efficacy of newly innovated biological and conventional therapies for arthritis, lupus, scleroderma and vasculitis.
The Laboratory for Inflammation Research is part of the Unit placed in the Felsenstein Medical Research Center (FMRC), a distinguished and sophisticated institute for biomedical research in Israel, which is part of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. The focus of the research in the laboratory is aimed to investigate novel molecular aspects of innate immune response (the primary immunological response to infection and other noxious insults to the host) in autoimmunity, with specific interest in RA, gout and SLE.