Dr. Oren Caspi is the head of the advanced heart failure program in Rambam Health Care Campus and a principal investigator at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Clinical Research Institute at Rambam (CRIR).
Dr. Caspi earned his M.D. with honors from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 2003. He conducted his Ph.D. studies in the laboratory of Professor Lior Gepstien, focusing on strategies for myocardial regeneration using human stem cells. In his studies, he was among the pioneers to demonstrate the ability of human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes to improve myocardial function in the infarcted myocardium and established a technology for forming 3D human vascularized cardiac tissues. For these studies, he was awarded the Zigler Prize for Regenerative Medicine as well as the Neufeld and the Grenadier awards.