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Varda Shalev, MD MPA

Varda Shalev, MD MPA is the Director of the Department of Medical Informatics at Maccabi Healthcare Services and a primary care physician. She has been at the forefront of the development of a doctor-friendly electronic medical record and a sophisticated physician support system including alerts, reminders and decision support. With an MD degree from Ben-Gurion University Medical School, she completed her residency in family medicine (with honors) and earned an MPA in Public Health Administration at Clark University. After a two-year fellowship in medical informatics at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Dr. Shalev established the Department of Medical Informatics at Maccabi and was responsible for planning and developing its computerized medical systems. She has pioneered the development of multiple disease registries to support chronic disease management. Shalev's research interests are in epidemiology and medical informatics in community healthcare. She is a member of the European Health Telematics Association and the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Shalev is a faculty member at the Tel Aviv University School of Public Health.
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Gabriel Chodick, PhD

Gabriel Chodick, PhD is the Unit Head, Epidemiology and Database Research, in Maccabi's Department of Research and Evaluation. He earned an MS and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from Tel Aviv University, where he also completed his masters in Health Administration. He was a Fulbright visiting scholar at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Chodick is responsible for the database epidemiological studies at Medical Informatics Department. He is a lecturer at the School of Public Health in Tel Aviv University where he teaches both undergraduate and medical school epidemiology courses for over ten years. Dr. Chodick has an adjunct position at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics at the NIH.
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Inbal Goldstein, Msc

Inbal Goldstein,Msc is a biostatistician at Maccabi's Medical Informatics Department. She earned a Bsc in Industrial engineering& management from the Technion Israel institute of technology, and an Msc. in Biostatistics at Tel Aviv university. Mrs. Goldstein works as part of the database epidemiological studies team at Medical Informatics Department.
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Sabina Abrahami, RN, BA

Sabina Abrahami is the Director of Business Development for Maccabi's Database aand Clinical Research Services. She has almost 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry and previous experience in hospital and community healthcare. Sabina received her degree from Tel Aviv University.
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