Yochai Birnbaum

Yochai Birnbaum

Professor of Medicine John S. Dunn Chair in Cardiology Research and Education, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Biography

 
a. Undergraduate Education:
 Tel Ganim School, Ramat Gan, - Primary School
Ironi Tet High School, Tel Aviv, - High School

b.
Medical Education or Graduate Education:
Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University, Israel. MD

c.
Postgraduate Training:
 Hadassha Medical Center, . Rotational Internship

 The Department of Internal Medicine A, Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot, Israel. Residency in Internal Medicine.

 The Department of Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus,  Israel. Clinical fellowship in Cardiology.

The Heart Institute, Good Samaritan Hospital and the University of Southern California, California. Research Fellowship.

 The Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California. Research fellowship in Echocardiography.
B. Academic Appointments: (with institution, title and dates of appointment)
1.    Current faculty position(s):
current. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Professor of Medicine.

2.    Previous faculty position(s) at other institutions:
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. Professor of Medicine.

 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
 
 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Associate Professor of Medicine.

 Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Associate Professor of Cardiology.

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Senior Lecturer in Cardiology.

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Lecturer in Cardiology.

3.
Current courtesy faculty appointments at other institutions:
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

D. Other information
1.    Honors or Awards: titles, dates:
Slezack Award. Sackler School of Medicine. Tel Aviv University. Tel Aviv, Israel. 1999.

Nominated Outstanding Faculty Excellence in Teaching. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. April 2002.

Outstanding Faculty of the Year. The Division of Cardiology. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. June 2004.

Outstanding Faculty of the Year. The Division of Cardiology. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. June 2005.

Nominated Outstanding Faculty Excellence in Teaching. The Department of Internal Medicine. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. February 2005.

Fellow American Heart Association, Clinical Council. 

Jose Esquivel-Avila Outstanding Teaching Award. The Division of Cardiology Fellows, UTMB, 
 
Baylor College of Medicine, The Department of Medicine House-staff Research Symposium. First prize in Clinical Research. Viet Tran, Yochai Birnbaum.  Differentiating STEMI From nonischemic ST elevation in patients with chest pain. 
 
Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award. International Academy of Cardiology. At the 21st World Congress of Heart Disease, Annual Scientific Sessions 2016, Boston, MA, USA.
 
Baylor House Staff Teaching Faculty Award. 
 


2. Board Eligibility/Certification
Internal Medicine, State of Israel, Specialists License #11483, issued 3/17/91

Cardiology, State of Israel, Specialists License #13020, issued 7/22/93

American Board of Internal Medicine, Nov. 2006-2016

American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases Nov 2007-2027

3.
Other non-academic positions:
John S. Dunn, Sr. Chair for Research and Education, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
09/2008- Current
 
Medical Director, Baylor Heart Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
01/2009- 2015
 
Edward D. and sally M. Futch Professorship. University of Texas Medical Branch. 10/2004- 09/2008.

Medical Director, Heart Station. University of Texas Medical Branch. 07/2002- 09/2008.

Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. University of Texas Medical Branch. 08/2001- 09/2008.

Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Rabin Medical Center. Petah-Tiqva, Israel. 02/2001-88/2001.


Research Interest

Interests: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Myocardial ischemia-Reperfusion Injury, Myocardial Inflammation, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Electrocardiography, Echocardiography.