Amitai Ziv, MD, MHA
Amitai Ziv MD, MHA, is the founder and director of the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, Israel responsible for patient safety and risk management; he is also founder and director of MSR - the Israel Center for Medical Simulation.
Prof. Ziv was a veteran combat pilot and instructor in the Israeli Air-Force. He trained as a Pediatrician in Israel (Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical Center) with sub-specialties in Adolescent Medicine (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and in Medical Management, and a Master degree (Tel-Aviv University) in Health Administration.
Prof. Ziv has served as a global consultant for the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates International Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) programs, and was a member of the CSA Test Development Team in Philadelphia.
He is a world renowned expert in the field of medical simulation. He founded the Israel Center for Medical Simulation to lead a nationwide effort to introduce new standards and innovative approaches to health care training and patient safety education. He is also the recipient of national and international awards including The 2007 Charles Bronfman Award for Humanitarian Action and The 2007 Michener Honorary Diploma of Health Science Award for leadership and commitment to the for Applied health sciences.
Prof. Ziv served on the founding editorial board of the Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). He is also past chair of the Credentialing, Accreditation, Technology, and Standards (CATS) committee of the SSH. He also served as a member of two WHO Patient Safety Alliance Expert Working Groups on Medical School Patient Safety Curriculum and on Patient Safety Technology.
Prof. Ziv is a Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Sheba Medical Center as well as past Chairman of the Department of Medical Education at the Tel Aviv University Sackler Medical School. He also holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position at Mayo Clinic (Medical Education) and at Case Western Reserve University (Pediatrics).