Arieh Y. Shalev, M.D. is professor of psychiatry and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem Israel and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. He is board certified psychiatrist in Israel and in the UK
He earned his medical degree from the University of Montpellier in France, was trained in psychiatry in hospitals affiliated with Tel Aviv University. He served in the Israel Defense Force Medical Corps as field surgeon, and later as psychiatrist. He retired at the rank of Lt. Col. as Head of Clinical Psychiatry for the Israel Defense Forces. He has been at Hadassah University Hospital since 1988. Prof. Shalev is clinician, teacher and mentor of young psychiatrists. He runs an extremely busy and highly specialized Department of Psychiatry at Hadassah University Hospital.
Additionally Prof Shalev is a bye-fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, UK; Editor of the Israel Journal of Psychotherapy, and on the editorial board reviewer of leading medical and psychiatric journals. He is a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP); member of the Israel Psychiatric Association; the Israel Society for Biological Psychiatry and the Israel Association of Psychotherapy. Prof. Shalev served as senior consultant to national and international consulting bodies, including the NIMH, the International Red Cross, and the US Department of Defense and, in recent years, in Israel’s Council on Pharmacology – the country’s regulatory body on new pharmacological agents.
Prof. Shalev is clinician, teacher and mentor of young psychiatrists. He runs an extremely busy and highly specialized Department of Psychiatry at Hadassah University Hospital. He Shalev has published two books, 28 book chapters, above 120 research articles and 37 editorials and commentaries in leading international peer-reviewed journals (see publication list attached). His work is widely cited (See citation record attached). Dr. Shalev initial area of interest was the clinical pharmacology of schizophrenia. His current research involves traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He published extensively on clinical, biological, psycho-physiological, brain imaging and genetic aspects of PTSD and related post-traumatic conditions. For this work he won the Robert J. Lauer Memorial Award for outstanding scientific achievement in the field of PTSD, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Prof. Shalev’s research work has been funded by Israeli and International sources including the National Institute of Mental Health, the US Department of Defense, the European Union FP7 program, the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Health in Israel and other sources.