Oz M. Shapira

Oz M. Shapira


MD Degree: Hadassah Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel        1973 – 1980

General Surgery Residency: Dept. of Surgery B, Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot, Israel 1985 – 1991

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency: Boston University Med. Cent. Boston, MA, USA 1991-1994

Academic Rank

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical School


Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Dept. of CT Surgery, Chairman      2008-present

Clinical Interests

Adult cardiac surgery; Aortic surgery; Valve surgery; Primary malignant tumors of the heart

Surgical-oncology of the chest; Clinical databases and quality improvement

Research Interests

The role of the immune system and calcium transport in lung cancer

The vascular biology of coronary artery bypass conduits


One book; 19 book chapters; 160 papers in peer-review journals, 112 presentations


Modulation of Calcium Channel Splice Variant in Cancer Therapy (Provisional, with D. Matza).

National Activities

Chairman – The Israel Ministry of Health / Israel Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Steering Committee