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Department of Dermatology

Department Of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology at Sheba Medical Center provides the latest treatments for all forms of skin disease. In addition to our advanced inpatient facility, we also operate a full outpatient clinic with eight different units. Experienced physicians offer detailed diagnoses and therapies in our Phototherapy Unit, Dermatopathology Unit, Dermato-Oncology Unit, Dermato-Allergology Unit, Pediatric Dermatology Unit, and all specialized divisions. Multidisciplinary experts meet weekly to discuss complex, unconventional patient cases from our clinic or those referred to us from other physicians in Israel. In line with our integrative approach to medicine, we also provide complementary medicine to benefit a range of skin conditions, including Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture.

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Division of Internal Medicine at the Acute Care Hospital

The Department of Dermatology is a part of the Division of Internal Medicine at Sheba Medical Center. Also included in this division of the hospital:

Our specialized Pediatric Dermatology Clinic is housed within the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, an advanced facility dedicated exclusively to children and their families. Located conveniently on Sheba’s vast campus, this modern hospital offers all healthcare services within a cheerful, comfortable environment designed with kids in mind.

What conditions do we treat?

At Sheba’s Department of Dermatology, we treat patients who suffer from:

  • Erysipelas/cellulitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Autoimmune blistering diseases (pemphigus/bullous pemphigoid)
  • Urticaria/widespread allergic eruptions
  • Alopecia areata
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Pruritus (generalized)
  • Mycosis fungoides (Alibert-Bazin syndrome)
  • Melanocytic nevi and melanoma
  • Non-melanocytic skin tumors
  • Kaposi’s sarcoma
  • Lymphomas of the skin

Our Pediatric Dermatology Unit provides diagnosis and treatment for children with the following conditions:

  • Atopic dermatitis (skin asthma)
  • Acne
  • Hemangiomas and vascular deformities (port-wine stains, lymphangiomas)
  • Nevi, congenital and acquired
  • Genetic skin diseases (using Wood’s lamp examination)
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Diaper rash
  • Viral warts
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Psoriasis in children
  • Fungal infections, scalp fungus

What treatments do we offer?

We provide a wide range of progressive therapies for skin conditions, including:

  • Our Phototherapy Unit offers treatment using ultraviolet radiation
  • At our Dermatopathology Unit, we perform detailed analyses of pathology slides from biopsies performed at Sheba and in laboratories throughout Israel
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and complete follow-up care for patients with all types of skin cancer in our Dermato-Oncology Unit
  • Our Dermato-Allergology Unit works in conjunction with the Allergology Unit to treat a myriad of skin diseases caused by allergies and hypersensitivity
  • KOH preparations and cultures of skin fungi are performed in our Mycology Laboratory
  • Complementary therapies, such as Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are offered for a variety of skin conditions
  • Surgical procedures are performed for adults and children, including skin biopsies

Our Doctors

Aviv Barzilai

Aviv Barzilai, MD

Director, Department of Dermatology
Prof. Barzilai is a highly qualified specialist in dermatology and pathological anatomy. He also heads the Dermatopathology Laboratory at Sheba, enabling him to treat patients with a full understanding of clinical and pathological data. Prof. Barzilai leads the research conducted at Sheba in the fields of dermatopathology, morphology, and molecular biology. He received his medical degree from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University (with honors).
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Shoshana Greenberger, MD, PhD

Senior Physician, Department of Dermatology Director of Pediatric Skin Clinic Head of the Skin Disease Laboratory
Dr. Greenberger received her medical degree from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and completed a specialty in dermatology at Sheba. She also has a PhD in Human Genetics from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Greenberger completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the laboratory of Prof. Joyce Bischoff, Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She has a particular interest in non-melanoma skin tumors, vascular tumors, and pediatric vascular deformities.

Holistic Healing for Skin Conditions

Skin conditions and diseases can cause severe distress and discomfort, and a combination of traditional and complementary medicine is often required to provide treatment and lasting relief. At Sheba, we are committed to integrative healthcare that considers all the unique details of your physical and emotional well-being. Our team includes psychologists, social workers, various complementary therapists, and dietitians who collaborate to maximize your overall quality of life. When treating children, pediatric specialists join in designing the most effective, compassionate treatment program. All services for adults and children are provided efficiently under one roof on Sheba’s comprehensive campus.

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Sheba Medical Center provides innovative, personalized medical care to patients from around the world. We are the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East and dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate medicine for everyone.

We welcome all cases, including the rarest and the most challenging. Our medical teams collaborate to provide the best possible health outcomes. From your initial inquiry through the long-term follow-up care, we are here for you.

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