Phone number of Dr. Gilad Amiel04-7772693
Dr. Gilad E. Amiel is Director of the Urology Department at Rambam Health Care Campus.
Dr. Amiel is a graduate of the Ben-Gurion University Medical School in Beer-Sheva, and is a Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). He completed a residency in urology at the Bnai-Zion Medical Center in Haifa, during which time he dedicated two years to basic science research (1998-2000). He also served as a research fellow at the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Cellular Therapeutics, Department of Urology at Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, under the supervision of Dr. Anthony Atala.
Upon completion of his urologic residency in Israel in 2003, Dr. Amiel pursued a combined clinical and research fellowship in urologic oncology and minimally invasive surgery at the Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas (2004-2006). At Baylor, he established a tissue engineering laboratory that focuses on translational research in genitourinary reconstruction. Thereafter, Dr. Amiel joined the faculty at Baylor in 2007 and was an Associate Professor, Director of Education, and the Director of the Laboratory for Genitourinary Tissue Engineering in the Scott Department of Urology at Baylor.
In February, 2015 Dr. Amiel accepted the position of Director of the Department of Urology at Rambam. He also maintains a position of adjunct Associate Professor at the Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr Amiel recently received the Clinical Research Institute of Rambam (CRIR) grant and is currently establishing the Laboratory for Genitourinary Reconstruction at the Clinical Research Institute at Rambam.
Dr. Amiel’s clinical practice consists of urologic oncology and genitourinary reconstruction. He performs robotic, laparoscopic, and open surgery for bladder, kidney, prostate, testis and penile cancer, including robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic cystectomy, salvage and complex reconstructive urinary operations. After performing over 150 robotic cystectomy cases at Baylor College of Medicine, he established the first robotic cystectomy program in Israel at Rambam, and performed almost 30 cases as of December 2015. Dr. Amiel’s basic research focuses on genitourinary reconstruction utilizing biological matrices and adipose stem cells. His clinical research projects focus on treatments for bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and cancer education.
Dr. Amiel received several teaching and education awards and until recently (10/2015) served as the president of the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE). He currently serves as the chairman of the Advisory Board to the AACE. In addition to AACE, Prof. Amiel is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), Urology Research Foundation (URS), Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS), Israel Medical Association (IMA) and several other organizations. He is the associate editor of the Journal of Cancer Education and a reviewer for several urological, educational, and bioengineering journals. He received thus far 16 grants, including a NIH-SBIR Grant, totaling over 3 Million Dollars, and was PI or co-investigator in numerous clinical trials. He has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.