Eyal Zimlichman

Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer @ Sheba Medical Center

Dr. Eyal Zimlichman is an internal medicine physician, a health care executive and a researcher focused on assessing and improving health care quality and value, patient engagement and patient safety.Dr. Zimlichman is currently Deputy Director General and Chief Medical Officer at Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest hospital. Under this role, Dr. Zimlichman is in charge of clinical affairs, quality, patient safety and risk management. Dr. Zimlichman is also head of clinical innovation at Sheba, leading innovation efforts both internally and through establishment of partnerships with industry and leading academic medical centers worldwide. Prior to this Dr. Zimlichman has held the position of Lead Researcher at Partners Health Care Clinical Affairs Department in Boston where he was involved in the efforts to bring about a strategic care redesign initiative. In that capacity, Dr. Zimlichman has established for Partners Healthcare a program for collecting and reporting patient reported outcomes across the continuum of care, a program that had won international appraisal. Dr. Zimlichman holds an appointment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School affiliated Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, where he is conducting research on implementing technology to improve health care quality and patient safety. Dr. Zimlichman served as an advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Care Information Technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is currently appointed as a member at three policy steering committees at the Israeli Ministry of Health. In 2013 Dr. Zimlichman was appointed as an International Expert at the International Society of Quality in Healthcare (ISQua).Dr. Zimlichman is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health Executive Health Care Management Master of Science program and has earned his MD at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. He holds academic appointments as senior lecturer at both Tel Aviv University and St George University of London.