Offer Erez, M.D., a professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, was recently appointed chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emek Medical Center in Israel.
Dr. Erez is also a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, director of the Maternity “D” and Obstetrical Day Care Unit, and Director of the International Program of Advance Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Soroka University Medical Center in Israel.
He received his medical degree from Ben Gurion University of the Negev and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Soroka University Medical Center. In 2005, Dr. Offer came to Detroit and joined the Perinatology Research Branch of National Instititute of Child Health and Development/National Institutes of Health as a research associate. He quickly excelled and was promoted to assistant professor of WSU Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2008 and to the rank of full professor in 2016. He also served as chief of the Biomarkers Section of the PRB from 2017 to 2018.
“Dr. Offer is a leader in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis in pregnancy and has published more than 250 publications and edited 10 chapters,” said Roberto Romero, M.D., DMedSci, chief of the Perinatology Research Branch and professor of Molecular Obstetrics and Genetics. “He has made exceptional scientific, academic and clinical contributions.”
Emek Medical Center is located in the northern district of Israel and serves a population of approximately 500,000. The hospital and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology were established in 1924. This was the first department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Clalit Health Maintenance Organization, one of the largest in the world.
The department delivers more than 5,000 babies annually and is one of the four teaching medical centers for the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at Technion Institute, ranked among the top 100 academic institutions in the world.