Feb 4, 2018

Dr. Gilat Livne Appointed Director of Pediatrics A at Schneider Children’s Medical Center

Gilat Levne

Following the retirement of Prof. Shai Ashkenazi, the Management of Schneider Children's Medical Center has announced the appointment of the new Director of Pediatrics A, Dr. Gilat Livne.

Dr. Livne, a resident of Tzur Yigal, is married with three children. She previously served as deputy director of Pediatrics A and is a specialist in Infectious Diseases. She also serves as a senior lecturer in Pediatrics and Medical Education at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Livne graduated from Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheba, specialized in Pediatrics and later in Pediatric Infectious Diseases both at Schneider Children's. She was awarded the Director's Prize and Clalit CEO's Prize at the ceremony for outstanding employees in 2011, and voted Outstanding Lecturer at Tel Aviv University in 2016.

The Department of Pediatrics A at Schneider Children's treats infants, children and adolescents from all over the country who are admitted with a range of medical disorders. The staff has acquired special skills in treating children with common and complex infectious disease, and bears a great responsibility in ensuring the finest and most comprehensive medical and nursing care to children.

Prof. Joseph Press, Director of Schneider Children's, stated that "the Management of Schneider Children's and I congratulate Dr. Gilat Livne upon her appointment as Director of Pediatrics A. Dr. Livne has worked at the hospital since its inception and started here as a resident, then completed her sub-specialization, and advanced to head the department. Dr. Livne serves as an inspiration and a model to young residents. I am sure that her personality, ability and experience will bring her success in her position. The management expresses its gratitude to Prof. Shai Ashkenazi, one of the leaders in pediatric medicine in Israel, for his many years of fruitful and productive efforts as head of Pediatrics A, promoting research in the hospital, his broad-sweeping activities to advance Schneider Children's. We are indebted to him and wish him continued health and success upon his retirement."