Professor Shai Efrati, MD
Director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center, Israel.
Dr. Shai Efrati is a professor at Sackler School of Medicine and the Sagol School of Neuroscience of Tel Aviv University and the director of the Sagol center for hyperbaric medicine and research at Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center in Israel. The center, under Prof. Efrati management, has become one of the largest hyperbaric center worldwide, currently treating more than 200 patients per day. Prof. Efrati is also the director of Research & Development of Assaf-Harofeh Medical center, affiliated to Tel-Aviv University. Taking the two passions/positions together Dr. Efrati has initiated a research program focusing on the biological effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) with special focus on brain neuroplasticity (regeneration of damage brain tissue). In the first clinical studies it was demonstrated that HBOT can induce neuroplasticity in post stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury even years after the acute Insult. The important clinical results gained from the research program have led to fruitful ongoing cooperation including multidiscipline team focusing on the regenerative effects of hyperbaric oxygen in various types of brain injuries, pain syndromes and age related functional decline.
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