Yehuda Chowers is the director of the Division of Research and the Gastroenterology Institute at Rambam Health Care Campus, and a professor in the Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Professor Chowers earned his B.A. and M.D. in Medicine from Ben-Gurion University, and conducted his postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology at the University of California at San Diego.
Honors received by Professor Chowers include the American Gastroenterology Association Advanced AGA Research Training Award. He is also a two-time winner of the Chaim Sheba Medical Center’s Award for Excellence in Research.
Professor Chowers is a member of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO), the American Gastroenterology Association, the Israel Gastroenterology Association, and the Israel Medical Association. He was a member of the ECCO Scientific Committee, the assigned representative of ECCO to the European Gastroenterology Association Scientific Committee, and former chair of the Israeli IBD society. He serves on the editorial board of Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, was an associated editor for the Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis, and is a member of the editorial board for Gut.
Professor Chowers’s research interests are focused on personalized therapy of inflammatory bowel diseases based on understanding drugs mechanisms of action, immunogenicity and therapeutic drug monitoring of biologics, and the interplay between bacteria and the mucosal immune system. He is performing additional research to understand mechanisms of radiation-induced bowel injury and means to prevent it.
He has co-authored more than 160 papers in professional journals including basic research, clinical research articles, guidelines, case reports, and review papers. Professor Chowers has been a lead presenter and guest speaker at conferences worldwide, and served on the organizing committees for a number of professional international conferences.