Anat Loewenstein, MD, MHA, Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Sidney Fox Chair of Ophthalmology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University, and the Chairman of the Division of Ophthalmology at the Tel Aviv Medical Center.
Serves as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Tel Aviv Medical Center and as president of the Israeli Ophthalmological Society. Also, serves as the General Secretary of the Euretina board.
Main field of interest is the investigation of the drug administration and toxicity to the retina, early detection of macular degeneration and home monitoring of disease, as well as development of innovations involving virtual reality in vitreoretinal surgery. Involved in the development of multiple innovative efforts, was the leader behind the development of novel technology for early detection of macular degeneration, the development of automated technology for detection of retinal disease activity and the development of augmented virtual reality to replace the operating microscope as well as development of home OCT.
Published more than 400 papers in peer reviewed journals, and contributed multiple chapters to ophthalmology textbooks.
Is active at most international retina meetings and is an invited speaker in most.
Serves as the Editor in Chief of the Journal Case Reports in Ophthalmology, is an associate editor of the European Journal of Ophthalmology and of Ophthalmologica.
Has many roles as a leader in mentorship of young retina specialists including a mentorship educational program of ARVO, Euretina as well as mentorship programs supported by industry.
"Whenever there is a dispute or an argument in a meeting which you are part of never stay impartial, always voice and express your ideas clearly. Don’t be afraid to tend to one side as opposed as staying neutral and not taking sides.
This understanding helps me a lot every day in my professional as well as my private life"