Professor Eddy Karnieli is a graduate of the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion– Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. He obtained clinical training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Rambam Medical Center and did his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
He was a visiting scholar at the University of California at San Diego, at the National Institutes of Health and MSSM in New York.
From 1992 till 2014 Prof. Karnieli was the Director of the Institute of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Rambam Medical Center, Haifa. In parallel since 2007 till 2015 he served as the Director of Galil Center for Medical Informatics, Telemedicine and Personalized Medicine at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion. He is currently also the President of the Israel Endocrine Society. Prof. Karnieli’s main research interests are the molecular mechanisms for regulating cellular glucose uptake and transporters and their implications in diabetes, obesity and insulin resistance; Gene therapy modalities; telemedicine and personalized medicine. The focus of his activities in Personalized (Precision) Medicine (PM are to turn the cutting edge knowledge obtained in molecular and genomic research and informatics into readily available tools that can be used in clinical practice; to overcome the barriers in implementing PM at the point of care. As a consequence, he initiated and chaired international multidisciplinary conferences on PM named UPCP.
Prof. Karnieli has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and reviews and also serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and review boards.