Professor Fred Meir Konikoff

Meir Konikoff


  • Gastroenterology
  • Complex endoscopic procedures including interventional gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP
  • Pioneer in radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's Esophagus in Israel
  • Leading expert in biliary disorders

Clinical Experience

  • 1979-1980 - house officer, Turku Military Hospital, Finland
  • 1988-2004 - staff gastroenterologist and since 1992 responsible for hepatobiliary services, Ichilov Medical Center, Tel-Aviv. In 1999 appointed director of invasive endoscopy and deputy head of the gastroenterology department.
  • Since 2004 - Head of the gastroenterology and hepatology department at Meir Medical Center, Israel
  • Leading gastroenterologist at Herzliya Medical Center


  • 1973 - B.Sc in physics, Technion University, Haifa
  • 1979 - Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, MD
  • 1988 - completed his residency in gastroenterology, Ichilov Medical Center, Tel-Aviv
  • 1990-1992 - postdoctoral research fellow, division of gastroenterology, Brigham and Women's hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Israel Medical Association
  • Finnish Medical Association
  • Israel Gastroenterological Association
  • Israel Association for the Study of Liver
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American Liver Foundation
  • American Association for the Study of Liver
  • The American Gastroenterological Association
  • Israel Transplantation Society
  • American Society for Gastroenterological Endoscopy

Academic Appointment

  • Since 1996 - professor of medicine at Tel-Aviv University
  • Since 2001 - director of the Minerva center for cholesterol gallstones and lipid metabolism in the liver, Tel-Aviv University


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