Varda Shalev

CEO Institute for research and Innovation
Maccabi Healthcare Services
Prof. Varda Shalev, MD MPH, is the director of the institute of research and innovation Maccabitech (Big-data and Epidemiology research), and an active primary care physician in Maccabi Health Services (MHS). With an MD degree from Ben-Gurion University Medical School, she completed her residency in family medicine 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, Prof. Shalev established the Department of Medical Informatics at MHS 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. She served as the director of primary care division in MHS. Shalev's research interests are in epidemiology, medical informatics and predictive analytics in community healthcare. She is a member of the European Health Telematics Association and the American Medical Informatics Association. Prof. Shalev is an Associate Professor at the Tel Aviv University School of Public Health, she teaches Big-data and medical informatics in Tel Aviv University. She has authored or co-authored over 310 publications in peer-reviewed journals