Professor Ariel Hourvitz is the Head of the IVF Unit of Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center and the director of the Reproduction Laboratory, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, and full professor at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
He graduated the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University in 1985 and accomplished his specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Tel-Hashomer. He obtained a Master in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Sackler School of Medicine, and a Master in Health Administration Cum Laude, from the Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University. He has done a research postdoctoral fellowship in reproductive sciences, at the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah, and a visiting Fellowship in reproductive sciences at the center for reproductive medicine and infertility (CRMI), Weill Medical College at the Cornell University, and New York Presbyterian Hospital in New-York.
Professor Hourvitz research interests include basic research on ovarian physiology, folliculogenesis and characterization of the human ovulatory cascade. He has been invited to speak in national and international meetings, and along with his colleagues, has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in international journals and books.