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Katz Amos

Prof. Amos Katz 

 

Medical School  

School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University

of the Negev 

 

Specialty 

Cardiology

  

E-mail 

amoskatz@bgu.ac.il, amoskatz@barzi.health.gov.il 

 

Positions 

Head of the Cardiology Department 

Associate Professor of Cardiology - Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev 

Deputy Dean for Student Affairs - Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev 

Chairman of the working group on pacing and electrophysiology - Israel Heart Society 

Member of the Institutional Review Board (Ethics Committee), Barzilai Medical Center

Member of the Institutional Review Board (Etics) Committee, Ministry of Health

Member of the National Council for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases, Ministry of Health

 

Clinical Experience 

1980-1981- Internship, Soroka Medical Center, Beer-Sheva 

1983-1985- Residency in Internal Medicine, Soroka Medical Center, Beer-Sheva 

1985-1988- Fellowship in Cardiology - Soroka Medical Center, Beer-Sheva 

 

Continuing Medical Education  

1989-1990- Electrophysiology of the Heart, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 

1995-1996- Clinical research in Ely Lilly Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 

2004- Master's degree in Health Systems Management, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. 

 

Membership in Professional Organizations in Israel and Abroad 

Israel Medical Association
State Physicians Association

Israel Heart Society 

Working group on pacing and electrophysiology 

American Heart Association  

European Society of Cardiology 

European Heart Rhythm Association  

Heart Rhythm Society 

 

Membership in National and International Committees 

Student Evaluation and Promotion Committee - School of Medicine, Ben Gurion University of the Negev 

Approval Committee - Recanati School for Health Professions, Ben Gurion University of the Negev 

Chairman of Academic Promotion Committee - Recanati School for Health Professions, Ben Gurion University of the Negev 
Coordinator of the School of Military Medicine Establishment Program  

The Committee for Evaluation of English Medical Schools - the Council for Higher Education of Israel

The Neufeld Award Committee, Israel Heart Association 

Member of the Strategic Task Force Commission - North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology 

 

Reviewer of Abstracts for Professional Associations Conventions 

American College of Cardiology 

American Heart Association 

Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE) 

European Society of Cardiology 

European Heart Rhythm Association 

 

Reviewer of Medical Journals 

The American Journal of Cardiology 

Journal of the American Collage of cardiology 

The Science Foundation [ISF] 

International journal of Cardiology 

IMAJ - The medical Association Journal 

European Heart Journal 

Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 

Heart Rhythm Society Journal 

  

Member of Editorial Staff of Scientific Journals 

The Journal of Turkish Arrhythmia Pacemaker-ICD and Interventional Electrophysiology 

Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 

 

Active Researches and Grants 

1.      GIF German Israeli Research Foundation: Modulation of L-type calcium channels by ZnT-1; mechanism and cardiovascular implications. With Prof. Arie Moran from the Physiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. 

2.      Basic Science in vivo studies (in collaboration with the physiology department; Dr. Ezion and Prof. Arie Moran) ZnT-1 and the onset of fibrillation 

a.       In animal model (rodents) of atrial fibrillation 

b.       In human atrial tissue. 

3.       Implantable Cardioverter Defibrlators (ICD): Several studies.  

4.       Autonomic Nervous System and Cardiovascular Diseases. 

5.       Genetics of atrial fibrillation. 

 

 Scientific Publications 

A total of 64 publications in medical journals in Israel and abroad have been published so far, and 111 abstracts have been presented in national and international conventions. 

 

Chapters in Textbooks 

Prystowsky EN and Katz A. Atrial fibrillation. In: Topol EJ (ed.) Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine: Lippincott –Raven. 

                                                       First edition 1998 

                                                       Second edition 2004 

                                                       Third Edition 2006  

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