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Hadassah University Medical Center


Jerusalem, Israel

Prof. Benjamin Lerer

Prof. Benjamin Lerer

Hadassah University Medical Center
Speciality Psychiatry
Languages English, Hebrew
Graduated 1980 (36 years since graduation)
Education University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa, 1971 (with Distinction)
Professional Experience Tel Hashomer (Sheba) Hospital, Israel, Internship, 1972

Hebrew-University Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel:

Residency in Internal Medicine, 1973-1974

Residency in Psychiatry, 1974-1978

Ezrath Nashim (Herzog) Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

Research Fellowship 1979-1980

Director, Dept. of Psychiatry A, 1980-1982

Lafayette Clinic, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

Senior Research Fellow and Research Unit Chief, 1982-1984.

Ezrath Nashim (Herzog) Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

Director, Dept. of Psychiatry A, 1984-1990.

Director, Yaacov Herzog Center for Brain and Psychiatry Research, 1984-1990

Director Biological Psychiatry Laboratory Hadassah- Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, 1990

Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University Hadassah, Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, 1991

Department of Psychiatry, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel:
- Instructor, 1976-1979
- Lecturer, 1979-1984
- Senior Lecturer, 1984-1986
- Associate Professor, 1986-1991
- Professor, 1991-
- Chairman, Academic Department of Psychiatry, 1989-1993
- Vice-Dean for Academic Appointments, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2000-2002
- Director, National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel, 1994-2002

Wayne State University, Detroit. Michigan, U.S.A.:

- Assistant Professor, 1982-1984
- Associate Professor, 1984
Certifications Israel Institute of Psychoanalysis, Diploma in Psychotherapy, 1978

Israel Ministry of Health, Specialty Boards in Psychiatry, 1980
Memberships - Israel Medical Association

- Israel Psychiatric Association

- Israel Society for Biological Psychiatry (Founding Member)

- Israel Society for Neuroscience

- International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) (Fellow)

- International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology

- Association for Convulsive Therapy

- U.S. Society of Biological Psychiatry

- International Society for Psychiatric Genetics (Charter Member)

- European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

- International Wernicke-Kleist-Leonhard Society

- American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)

- International Society for Pharmacogenomics

- International Society for Affective Disorders

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