Zaza Iakobishvili  MD, PHD, FESC

Zaza Iakobishvili MD, PHD, FESCConference Chair

Dr. Zaza Iakobishvili is a director of Emergency Cardiology Services at the Beilinson hospital in Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva. He received his medical degree in 1988 from the Tbilisi State Medical University and completed his postdoctoral training in Tbilisi Institute of Human Physiology.
In 1996 he immigrated to Israel, completed 2 year residency in Internal medicine and received Board certification in Internal medicine after successful completion of qualifying examinations. He applied to cardiology fellowship in the Department of Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center and successfully passed Board certification examinations in cardiology in 2001. He worked as attending physician in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit from 2002 till 2009 when he was appointed to lead Emergency Cardiology Services.
In 2008-2010 was appointed to the secretary of National Cardiology Board examination committee.
From 2009 he is a secretary of Biannual International Meeting on Acute Cardiac Care. From 2011 he is elected secretary of Israel working group on Acute Cardiac Care.
Zaza Iakobishvili is actively engaged in teaching at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tel Aviv, repeatedly named among “best teachers” of the University.
He is actively involved in scientific process and is author and co-author of more than 40 papers, published in peer-reviewed journals in the field of cardiology as Am Heart J, Am J Cardiol, Int J Cardiol, etc. He is the author of chapters on cardiogenic shock in European Society of Cardiology Textbook on Acute Cardiac Care (2010), Medical Clinics of North of America, American Heart Association book on cardiogenic shock (2011).
He presents on international medical meetings as invited faculty of ESC in 2007, ESC Acute Cardiac Care meetings.
Now he takes active participation in the European Society of Cardiology Acute Cardiac Care Association working group on the quality of acute cardiac care.
Main fields of scientific interest are: cardiogenic shock, acute coronary syndromes and acute heart failure, diabetes treatment in cardiac patients, cardiac biomarkers, cardio-oncology.
In 2013 he established and leads the cardio-oncology clinic for the patients with cancer and heart problems. Since then about 800 patients with solid organ and hematologic malignancies are treated and followed with excellent results and close collaboration with the largest comprehensive cancer center in Israel. With his colleagues with special interest in cardioncology he plans to establish Israel branch of International CardioOncology Society (ICOS).