Prof. Avi Livneh, born in 1948, graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University in 1973. From 1985 – 1988 he worked as a Fellow in Rheumatology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Prof. Livneh is Professor of Medicine since 1998 and has been the head of the Department of Medicine since 2001.
Most of his research work concerns autoantibodies against a diversity of antigens. He acquired his knowledge in basic research in the Weizmann Institute of Science and at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In the last six years his main avenue of basic research is in Amyloidosis and genetic aspects of FMF.