Unique multi-disciplinary clinics
The Department of Dermatology features about 20 clinics, which offer state-of-the-art treatment options for a broad range of skin conditions to patients from Israel and abroad, including:
- Aesthetic dermatology
- Autoimmune skin diseases
- Contact dermatitis and skin allergies
- Cutaneous drug reactions, such as side effects of cancer treatment
- Hair and nail diseases
- Hard-to-heal wounds
- Hereditary skin diseases
- Inflammatory and tropical skin diseases
- Occupational skin disease
- Pigmentary disorders
- Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
- Skin cancer (including early detection)
- Skin lymphoma
- Skin ulcers and chronic wounds
- Various skin conditions, such as hidradenitis suppurativa
The Child and Adolescent Dermatology Department treats pediatric patients covering a wide array of skin disorders:
- All currently available modalities of phototherapy (light therapy) for a wide variety of disease treatment applications
- Photodynamic therapy
- Laser therapy
- Digital mole mapping
Advanced inpatient careThe large inpatient dermatology ward provides advanced medical care to patients with complex skin diseases in a comfortable and relaxing setting. The inpatient ward also comprises a day care center, where patients can receive sophisticated treatment and return home every night. The patient is the focus of all ward activities, benefiting not only from cutting-edge medical care but also from a wide range of ancillary services, including specialized nursing, social work assistance, psychological support, and nutritional care.
Clinical laboratory supportThe department’s on-site medical laboratories complement treatment and provide adjunct diagnostic testing, such as drug sensitivity testing, molecular testing for genetic diseases, etc.
From the bench to the clinic and back
The department has gained an international reputation through a large number of landmark basic and clinical research studies in fields as diverse as genetic diseases, psoriasis and autoimmunity. Some of those discoveries are currently being translated into novel diagnostic and treatment approaches.
A commitment to education
Through its education charter, the Department of Dermatology conducts various activities that contribute to medical excellence at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and to the overall practice of dermatology in Israel.
A main departmental responsibility is the commitment to professional teaching of residents, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and nurses. The teaching program integrates clinical residents, most of whom also perform basic scientific research, and researchers into day-to-day departmental activities. This approach encourages two-way information exchange throughout the department.
The teaching agenda also features seminars, an extensive physician rounds program, and weekly dermatopathology meetings. Students and residents regularly present their work at national and international conferences.
The department also sees the community as a partner in its mission and therefore devotes much efforts in various educational programs aimed at patient groups and the population at large. Open lectures on topics as diverse as cancer prevention and translational medicine, as well as special actions including free mole screening, are part of the department annual agenda.
The future of dermatology at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Since the establishment of the first department of Dermatology in Paris in 1801 up to the recent advent of biological, genetic and laser-based treatments for skin diseases, dermatology has undergone a true metamorphosis.
These advances are likely to reconfigure the entire framework of dermatology as we knew it only a few years ago. In the coming years, the mission of the Department of Dermatology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center will be to confront this unprecedented situation by further developing its comprehensive multidisciplinary facilities, promoting medical research and education, and playing a central role in the development of innovative applicative technologies.