Prof. Benjamin Brenner
Director of the Division of Internal Medicine.
Specialization: Director, Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Institute and Division of Internal Medicine
Education: In 1981, Prof. Brenner received his MD from Technion’s Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, Israel. He trained in the field of Internal Medicine and Hematology at Rambam Health Care Campus (HCC), and, in 1994, he completed his post-doctoral research in coagulation at the University of Rochester.
Clinical Experience: Prof. Brenner is the Director of the Institute of Hematology and Thrombosis and the Hemostasis Unit at Rambam HCC, in Haifa, Israel. Additionally, he is a Professor of Hematology at Technion’s Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, currently holding the Caster Chair for Leukemia Research. Prof. Brenner served as Chairman of the Israeli Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis from 2002 to 2005.
Research and Academic Activities: Prof. Brenner has taken an intense research interest in the areas of thrombosis related to cancer, the mechanisms of thrombosis, inherited bleeding disorders and their management, women's health issues in regard to thrombosis and hemostasis, and clinical studies of new anticoagulants and hemostatic agents.
Prof. Brenner has additionally contributed to educational activities sponsored by ISTH (The International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis; in particular, Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Hemostasis).
Professional Activity: Prof. Brenner has served as the Co-chair of two subcommittees of ISTH and Perinatal and Pediatric Thrombosis. He has additionally served on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Thrombosis and Hemostasis. Prof. Brenner is the current Associate Editor of Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research.
He is also a member of the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) International Scientific Advisory Committee.
Social Activity: Prof. Brenner’s main focus is women's health issues associated with thrombosis, including pregnancy complications in patients with inherited thrombophilias. He has both initiated and organized international symposia in the field, hosting meetings in Bergamo, Italy, on "Thrombosis and Hemostasis Issues in Cancer," the biannual International Symposium on "Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Hemostasis" (Budapest, 2005; Vienna, 2007, Prague, 2009, Berlin, 2011), and the "International Conference on Air Travel and Health" (Eilat, 2006 and 2008). Prof. Brenner is the author and editor of numerous publications in medical journals and books on women's issues, cancer, antithrombotic therapy, and pregnancy. In July 2009, he was invited to speak at the North American Thrombosis Forum in Boston, where he delivered a presentation on "Pregnancy and Thrombophilia.”Publications in PubMed