Dr. Raanan Shamir is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Shamir received his MD degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and was trained in pediatrics at the Beilinson Medical Center. In the early 90’s, he was a fellow at the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and returned to Israel to head the Department of Nutrition at the Israel Ministry of Health.
Dr. Shamir's current research areas include exploring the effects of oral insulin supplementation on the intestine, pediatric nutrition and childhood hyperlipidemia, celiac disease and examining the role of paraoxonases in the intestine. Current committee appointments include serving as Chairman of the Nutrition Committee of the Israel Pediatric Association, Chairman of the Israel Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and member of the Committee on Nutrition, of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN).