Prof. Gil Zalsman M.D., M.H.A., B.Sc


    Prof. Zalsman graduated from the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed his psychiatry residency at the Geha Mental Health Center and Tel Aviv University and the Child Psychiatry residency at Geha and Yale Child Study Center in Yale University, Connecticut, USA with the late Prof. Donald J Cohen. He completed a two years Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Prof. J John Mann, in the Neuroscience Department, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, where he holds an ongoing position as an Associate Research Scientist. He also holds a Master degree in health administration (MHA. summa cum laude) from Ben Gurion University, Israel. His academic research focuses on gene-environment interactions in childhood depression and suicidal behavior and other psychiatric disorders.

    Prof. Zalsman has published more than a 200 papers, of them more than 90 original papers, dozens of reviews, book chapters, two edited books and actively participated in more than a 170 scientific meetings. Currently he is the Deputy Director and Chief of Child Psychiatry Division at Geha Mental Health Center in addition to being the director of the Adolescent Day Unit. He is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Sackler School of Medicine and former director of psychiatry continuing education program.

    Prof. Zalsman is the past board member and president of the child psychiatry section at the Association of European Psychiatry (EPA). Currently he a counselor and chair of education at the executive committee of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) and the president of the Israeli Society of Biological Psychiatry (ISBP). He served as the deputy editor of the Israel Journal of Psychiatry and recently chaired the 14th European Symposium for Suicide and Suicidal Behavior (ESSSB), held in Tel Aviv.

    He is married with two children and resides in Tel Aviv suburb, Israel.

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