Dr. Gil Zalsman
Director, Geha Mental Health Center & Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Prof. Zalsman graduated from the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed his psychiatry residency at the Geha Mental Health Center and Tel Aviv University and the Child Psychiatry residency at Geha and Yale Child Study Center in Yale University, Connecticut, USA with the late Prof. Donald J Cohen. He completed a two years Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Prof. J John Mann, in the Division of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York City, USA, where he holds an ongoing position as an Associate Research Scientist. He also holds a Master degree in health administration (MHA. summa cum laude) from Ben Gurion University, Israel. His academic research focuses on gene-environment interactions in childhood depression and suicidal behavior and other psychiatric disorders in adolescence.
Prof. Zalsman has published more than a 200 papers, of them more than 100 original papers, dozens of reviews, book chapters, two edited books and actively participated in more than a 200 scientific meetings. Currently he is the CEO and Medical Director of Geha Mental Health Center near Tel Aviv in addition to being the director of the Adolescent Day Unit. He is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Sackler School of Medicine and former director of psychiatry continuing education program.
Prof. Zalsman is the past board member and president of the child psychiatry section at the Association of European Psychiatry (EPA). Currently he a counselor and chair of education at the executive committee of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) and the immediate past president of the Israeli Society of Biological Psychiatry (ISBP). He served as the deputy editor of the Israel Journal of Psychiatry and recently chaired the 14th European Symposium for Suicide and Suicidal Behavior (ESSSB), held in Tel Aviv.
Research focuses on gene-environment interactions in childhood depression and suicidal behavior and other psychiatric disorders in adolescence.