Dr. Itamar Ashkenazi is a general surgeon working at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem (1989). He completed a residency in General Surgery at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center where he later served as deputy chairman of the department. He also completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Beyond daily work with cancer patients, Dr. Ashkenazi was involved in the medical response for emergencies and disasters both at the hospital level and the national level. His research interests include explosion related injuries, hospital organization for multiple casualty incidents, surgical oncology, emergency surgery, research and publication ethics.
Dr. Ashkenazi is also a Senior Lecturer in the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel and the Associate Editor for Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal; Section Editor, of the European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery; Academic Editor for PLOS One; and past Chairman of the Disaster and Military Surgery Section, European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery.