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Professor Ori Elkayam

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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.


  • 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
  • Scleroderma
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (Bechterew’s disease)
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Gout
  • Endocarditis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Takayasu’s arteritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis



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

Israeli Association of Rheumatology: Secretary-General

President of the Israeli Association of Rheumatology (former)

American College of Rheumatology

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)


European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR)


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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