Eitan Kerem, MD, was until recently the Head of the Pediatric Division and the Pediatric Pulmonology Unit of the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. He built the Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Clinic of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, and subsequently he was elected Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the Hadassah Medical Center, and Professor in Pediatrics at the Hebrew University–Hadassah Medical School in 2002. In 2011 he was appointed as Chairman of Pediatrics at the Hadassah University Medical Center.
Professor Kerem’s interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) spans all aspects of the condition. He was involved in formulating the guidelines that paved the road to the standardization of CF care in Europe and other parts of the world. He has been a principal investigator in many national and international multicenter clinical trials in CF and is an author of key publications in this field.
Professor Kerem was Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the Israeli CF Foundation and served as a board member of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS), initiating the development of the ECFS Patient Registry. He has been a member of numerous organizing committees for national and international conferences, and was a president of the International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology.