Our Institute of Endocrinology features a renowned team of endocrinologists that provides integrative care and engages in cutting-edge research. We are equipped with specialized skills and resources to diagnose, treat, and research a wide range of endocrine conditions and disorders. Our physicians collaborate with experts from other hospital departments, such as cardiology, ophthalmology, oncology, and surgery, to custom-design and administer your treatment program.
The Institute of Endocrinology in Israel consists of four subunits: Endocrine Clinical Service, Endocrine Laboratory, Clinical Research, and Basic Research Laboratory. No matter what clinical treatment you require, we provide it with a focus on improving your quality of life. Our compassionate team will support you throughout every step of your therapy, and a personal medical coordinator will be assigned to provide assistance with every detail, from your initial consultation through discharge.
Division of Internal Medicine at The Acute Care Hospital
The Institute of Endocrinology is a part of the Division of Internal Medicine at Sheba Medical Center. Also included in this division of the hospital:
- All of the specialized Departments of Internal Medicine (A – F)
- The Research Center for Autoimmune Diseases
- Allergy and Clinical Immunology Unit
- The Bert Strassburger Lipid Center
- The Center of Geographic Medicine and Tropical Disease
- Cord Blood Bank
- Department of Dermatology
- Department of Emergency Medicine
- Department of Neurology
- Ella Institute for Treatment and Research of Melanoma and Skin Cancer
- Institute of Gastroenterology
- Institute of Oncology
- Institute of Nephrology and Hypertension Interventional Pulmonology
- Unit National Hemophilia Center and Institute of Thrombosis & Hemostasis
- The Center for Liver Diseases
Conditions We Treat at the Institute of Endocrinology
We treat a variety of endocrine dysfunctions in the different subunits of The Institute of Endocrinology. At the Endocrine Clinical Service, our experts provide comprehensive therapies in the field of Adult Endocrinology, including for the following conditions:
- Thyroid and parathyroid diseases
- Adrenal diseases: Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, and other conditions
- Pituitary diseases: acromegaly
- Bone calcium disorders: osteoporosis
- Diabetes: type I, type II, gestational, pre-diabetes
- Hormone disorders: male and female
Special Therapies and Technologies
Our physicians at The Institute of Endocrinology are experienced and specially qualified to provide an array of advanced diagnostic services and therapeutic treatments.
Treatment is provided for pituitary, adrenal, and gastrointestinal endocrine pathology. We feature a dynamic testing facility and collaborate with the Department of Neurosurgery to offer novel pituitary therapies.
We also offer PRRT (peptide receptor radionuclide therapy), a targeted radiation therapy to treat NETs (neuroendocrine tumors). Customized radiopeptides are injected into the patient’s vein, and they bind to receptors on the neuroendocrine tumor cells. Radiation is thereby delivered directly to the tumor tissue.
We treat a variety of thyroid morbidities. Our state-of-the-art services include Ultrasonography, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Radio Nuclear Imaging, and sophisticated hormone assays. Innovative technologies include the use of recombinant human TSH in cancer diagnosis and in-utero diagnosis of thyroid pathology.
Bone Metabolism Unit
Services include diagnostic bone density testing, clinical counseling, progressive daycare therapies, and comprehensive tissue diagnosis. We are actively involved in the laboratory and clinical research of innovative therapies for osteoporosis.
Treatments are based on access to the newest technologies in diabetes therapy, including implantable glucose sensors and advanced insulin pumps.
Meet the Department Manager
Prof. Amir Tirosh
Director of the Center for Diabetes Research and Endocrinology
Prof. Tirosh is the Department Manager at The Institute of Endocrinology at Sheba and a leading endocrinologist in Israel. After he graduated from the Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (MSIH), he specialized in internal medicine at Sheba and completed a fellowship in Endocrinology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Amit Tirosh
Head of Neuroendocrine Tumors Service at The Institute of Endocrinology
Dr. Tirosh specializes in treating inherited syndromes related to the development of neuroendocrine tumors. In his position at Sheba, Dr. Tirosh provides patients suffering from NETs with the latest medical therapies, such as PRRT, and lectures regularly on the topic. He is actively researching the bioinformatics of endocrine cancer, particularly neuroendocrine tumors, and he collaborates with research groups around the globe.
Holistic Healthcare at Sheba
We are passionate about treating the whole person, not just the disease. Often, your medical care may require collaboration between different departments, and our specialists work together to ensure streamlined care – all under one roof. In line with our holistic approach, we consider all aspects of your well-being, physical and emotional. In addition to physicians, your healthcare team consists of psychologists, nutritionists, social workers, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists, as needed.