Raanan Shamir is Professor of Pediatrics, the Lea and Arieh Pickel Chair for Pediatric Research and Chair, Eduarda and Dr. Moshe Ishay Institute for the Study of the Effects of Natural Food on Quality of Life and Human Health at the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and Chairman of the Institute of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel.
Prof. Shamir has published more than 500 original papers, reviews and comments, book chapters and guidelines (times cited 35,209; H index:87, March 23, 2023). His research has been supported by prestigious funds such as the European Community Framework Funds and the Israel Science Foundation.
His current research areas include celiac disease with close to 100 publications in peer reviewed journals), pediatric nutrition, nutrition and growth, inflammatory bowel disease and childhood hyperlipidemia.
Current appointments include: Member the National Academy of medical Sciences, Member of the National Council on Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Liver Diseases, Member of the ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) Advisory Board, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Nutrition and Growth Network, Member of the UEG (United European Gastroenterology) Research Committee, Member of the Steering Committee of the ESPGHAN (European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) Coeliac Special Interest Group and Member of the Sustainable Nutrition Scientific Board.
Prof. Shamir serves as an Editor for the Pediatric Section of Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism and was the Senior Associate Editor (2010-2013) and Acting Editor in Chief (2013-2014) of JPGN. He served as the ESPGHAN Chair of the publication committee of JPGN (Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition) between 2019-22. Prof. Shamir serves as a reviewer for multiple journals in the field of Pediatrics, Nutrition, Gastroenterology and Atherosclerosis.
Past committee appointments include: President of ESPGHAN (2016-2019), Council Member, FISPGHAN (Federation of International Societies for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition), President of the Israel Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Chairman of the Scientific Committee on Milk and Human Health at the Israel Ministry of Health, Chief Scientist Office, Member of the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition, (ESPGHAN CoN), 2004-2012, ESPGHAN Council Member, 2005-2009, Council Member of the Israel Pediatric Association, 2008-2012, Chairman of ESPGHAN CoN, 2008-2012, Member of the General Assembly, Upper Gastrointestinal Section, Scientific Committee of the UEGF (United European Gastroenterology Federation) 2010-2013, ESPGHAN Council Member as the President of the 2014 Annual Meeting and Chairman of the Governmental Supreme Committee on Food, Israel Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Commerce and Environment (2010-2014), Chairman of the Nutrition Committee of the Israel Pediatric Association (1996-2017), Member of the Scientific Committee of ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, 2013-2017).