Deputy Director, Chief Medical and Chief Innovation Officer Sheba Medical Center, Israel
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, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest hospital. Prior to this Dr. Zimlichman has held the position of Chief Quality Officer at Sheba.
Preceding his work at Sheba, Dr. Zimlichman 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 quality and patient safety.
Dr. Zimlichman served as an advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health 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. Dr. Zimlichman is a founding member of the International Academy of Quality and Safety in Health Care and an International Expert at the International Society of Quality in Healthcare (ISQua).
In 2007 Dr. Zimlichman was selected as a member of Sheba’s Talpiot Medical Leadership Program, a program aimed at advancing the brightest young physicians into leadership roles. He now leads this program since 2017. Dr. Zimlichman is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health Executive Healthcare Management Master of Science program and has earned his MD at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.