Iсhilov Israel
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Professor Ori Elkayam

Leading Israeli rheumatologist and specialist in internal medicine. Head of Rheumatology Institute at the Ichilov Medical Center, professor of Internal Medicine Department at Tel Aviv University. Head of the Israeli Association of Rheumatology.

Specialization:
  • Provides comprehensive treatment for autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus with advanced monoclonal antibody-based biological drugs.
  • Develops personalized treatment programs comprising medication, diet therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, etc.
  • Has extensive experience in detecting rheumatic diseases with medical imaging.
Diseases Treated by the Physician:
  • Psoriasis
  • Endocarditis
  • Scleroderma
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (Bechterew's disease)
  • Takayasu's arteritis
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Gout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
Consult Professor Elkayam
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Professor of Internal Medicine Department at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University
  • Private practice at the Top Ichilov Clinic
  • Head of Rheumatology Institute at the Ichilov Medical Center
  • Director of the Rheumatology Department Day Hospital at the Ichilov Medical Center
  • Director of the Institute for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, Ichilov Medical Center
  • Advanced professional training at the COCHIN rheumatology clinic (Paris, France)
  • Ichilov Medical Complex, specialization in rheumatology
  • Assaf Harofeh Hospital (Israel), specialization in internal diseases
  • Tel Aviv State University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Израильская ассоциация ревматологов
    Israeli Association of Rheumatology: Secretary-General
  • Израильская ассоциация ревматологов
    President of the Israeli Association of Rheumatology (former)
  • American College of Rheumatology
    American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
  • EULAR
    European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR)
  • GRAPPA
    Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA; Israel)

“Living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis is hard. This is a life full of stress; it may eventually lead to anxiety and depression. The scientists conducted a study and found that psoriasis patients are 1.4 times more likely to suffer from depression and 1.3 times more likely to suffer from anxiety. Another study shows that psoriatic arthritis patients are even more likely to be diagnosed with depression and anxiety than those who only have psoriasis.

This is a very large patient population. Fortunately, there are ways to help them. We also know that acute psychological stress leads to increased levels of inflammatory agents in the blood. This aggravates psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

We want to know how you cope with your disease so be sure to tell us about any issues. If necessary, we will offer medication, stress management or awareness training programs and counselling. If you are prone to anxiety or depression, the problem must be addressed in accordance with the multidisciplinary approach. Seek not only your rheumatologist and primary care physician or family doctor but also your psychologist. These conditions are the key to improving your well-being. Consult all the specialists.”

  • Was included into the rating of the best physicians compiled by the Forbes Israel magazine in 2021
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