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Ofer Margali

Ofer Margalit

  • MD
  • Ph.D
Department:
  • Institute of Oncology
Specialties:
  • Oncology
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
Languages:
  • English
  • Hebrew

About

Dr. Ofer Margalit completed M.D. degree, as part of an M.D.-Ph.D. program at Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. His research work focused on researching basic processes in the creation of tumors, under the supervision of Israel Prize winner Prof. Gidi Rechavi.

Dr. Margalit completed an internship in medical oncology at Sheba Medical Center, during which time he did a postdoctoral fellowship at MD Anderson Hospital in the United States in the field of colon cancer research and is currently a senior physician in the gastrointestinal tumors unit.

Dr. Margalit is a member of the Talpiot Medical Leadership track at Sheba Medical Center.

Dr. Margalit is a member of the Israeli Oncology and Radiotherapy Association (ISCORT), the American Oncology Association (ASCO), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the international research group ARCAD on metastatic colorectal cancer.

Grants
M.D.-Ph.D. program scholarship, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel – Awarded 2002.

Talpiot Medical Leadership Program at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Israel – Awarded 2007, funding period 2007-2012. Sum – $ 60,000.

Legacy Heritage Clinical Research Initiative and Irsael Science Foundation – HIPK2 as a novel biomarker and a target for personal therapy in cancer. Awarded 2010, funding period 2010-11. Sum – $ 65,000.

American Physicians Fellowship Post-Doctoral Grant, 2010-2011. Sum – $ 5,000.

Leo Mintz Fund Post-Doctoral Grant, awarded 2011. Sum – $ 7,000.

Conditions and treatment

  • Anal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal tumors
  • Colorectal cancer

Positions

  • Senior Physician, Gastrointestinal Cancer Unit, Institute of Oncology

Education and Training

  • 1998-2008 M.D. degree, as part of an M.D.-Ph.D. program, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  • 2002-2005 Ph.D. degree, as part of an M.D.-Ph.D. program, Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Supervisors - Prof. Rechavi G and Prof. Shohat M.
  • 1999-2000 Research Assistant, Department of Pathology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Supervisor - Prof. Abramovici A.
  • 2000-2002 Research Assistant, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Laboratory, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel. Supervisor - Prof. Rechavi G.
  • 2005-2006 Research Assistant, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Laboratory, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. Supervisor - Prof. Rechavi G.
  • 2006-2011 Researcher, Sheba Cancer Research Center, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.
  • 2008-2011 Resident in Medical Oncology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.
  • 2011-2012 Visiting Scientist, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • 2012-2014 Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • 2014 Resident in Medical Oncology and Researcher at the Sheba Cancer Research Center, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Oncology

Publications

Margalit O, DuBois RN (2014). Neoplasia of the gastrointestinal tract. In: Textbook of Gastroenterology, 6th Edition (Ed. Daniel Podolsky), Wiley, UK.

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