Dr. Dana Egozi - Innovation Strategy - Best Researcher Award🏆
Early Academic Pursuits
Her embarked on her academic journey in medicine at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology medical school, earning her degree Cum Laude in 1997. During her undergraduate years, she conducted a groundbreaking MD Thesis on the biomechanical and morphological properties of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) with a focus on facial skin, under the supervision of Prof. Har-Shai Y.
Following her internship at Rambam Healthcare Campus in 1997-1998, Her pursued residency in the Plastic Surgery Department at the same institution from 1998 to 2008, working under the leadership of Prof. J. Peled. Concurrently, she pursued a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the Technion, completing her thesis on cell-cycle regulatory proteins and telomerase in human embryonic stem cells under the guidance of Prof. Karl Skorecki in 2008.
Contributions and Research Focus
Her research contributions extend beyond clinical practice. Her work delves into diverse areas such as the regulation of cell-cycle proteins, telomerase, and tissue engineering. Notably, she received a grant from the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Health for her research on telomerase gene regulation during the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells.
Accolades and Recognition
Throughout her career, Her has earned recognition for her exceptional contributions. She received the "Excellent MD Thesis" award in 1996, the Kaplan Award in 2007 for her presentation on telomerase regulation during human embryonic cell differentiation, and the JWC Award in 2018 for the Best Laboratory/Preclinical Study.
Impact and Influence
Her impact extends to her roles in academia and healthcare institutions. She currently serves as the Director of the Plastic Surgery Department at Kaplan Medical Center, a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and holds various committee memberships at the Hebrew University.
Legacy and Future Contributions
Her legacy lies in her commitment to advancing plastic surgery, burn care, and tissue engineering. Her research grants, teaching roles, and leadership positions underscore her dedication to shaping the future of these fields. In the future, she aims to continue her research, with a focus on tissue engineering, breast reconstruction, burns, and microsurgery.
1 Preoperative planning using virtual reality and computed tomography angiogram in deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction Di Via Ioschpe, A., Golijanin, B., Benharush, D., ...Perhulov, V., Egozi, D. 2023
5 Advances in the Use of Electrospun Nanofibrous Polymeric Matrix for Dermal Healing at the Donor Site After the Split-Thickness Skin Graft Excision: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label, Multicenter Study Haik, J., Ullman, Y., Gur, E., ...Cleary, M., Harats, M.2023 (1)