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Eyal Leshem

Eyal Leshem, MD

  • Center for Travel Medicine and Tropical Diseases
  • Travel Medicine and Tropical Diseases
  • English
  • Hebrew


Eyal Leshem, MD, DTMH is the director of the Center for Travel Medicine and Tropical Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer in Israel, a guest researcher at the viral gastroenteritis team, the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta and a consultant to the world Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Leshem is a clinical associate professor in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv University. He has lead and co-authored over eighty articles and book chapters.

Prof. Leshem received his medical doctor degree from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Sheba Medical Center. His interest in tropical and travel medicine lead to him to work six months at the CIWEC clinic in Katmandu, Nepal. In 2014, he graduated from his training as an epidemic intelligence service (EIS) officer at the CDC. During his training he investigated multiple outbreaks including acute gastroenteritis, enterovirus D68, fungal meningitis and MERS CoV. Upon graduating from EIS, Prof. Leshem worked as a medical epidemiologist in the viral gastroenteritis team. His work focused on diarrheal diseases surveillance and rotavirus vaccine impact. Prof. Leshem continues to participate in CDC and WHO lead surveillance and evaluation projects assessing vaccine preventable diseases in Haiti, Burkina Faso, Togo, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Israel. Ongoing projects include evaluation of HPV vaccine, rotavirus vaccine, Dengue virus, Zika virus, malaria and travel associated infectious diseases. Prof. Leshem serves as councilor and co-chair of the Asia Pacific Travel Health Society Conference scientific committee.


  • Director of the Center for Travel Medicine and Tropical Diseases
  • Clinical associate professor in Tel Aviv University School of Medicine in Israel

Education and Training

  • Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa

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