CONNECTIONS 2017

Professor Anthony Luder, MD

Director of Pediatrics, Ziv Medical Center
Professor Anthony Luder

Professor Anthony Luder

Professor Anthony Luder was born in London in 1953 to a medical family. He has been Director of Paediatrics at Ziv Medical Centre, Safed since 1992 and is a Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee at Bar Ilan University, with responsibility for clinical sciences. He graduated from University College London in 1978 and trained in Paediatrics and Genetics in London, Toronto, Denver and Haifa. Professor Luder is active in research and has published widely in the fields of Paediatrics, Genetics, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, medical ethics and medical education. In 1998 he founded a metabolic research laboratory at Ziv Medical Centre and in 2004 a new disease in this field was described. He is the former national chairman of the Israel Metabolic Diseases Society and represented Israel in the parallel European society. Professor Luder is a past national committee member of the Israel Clinical Paediatrics Society and the Ethics Committee of the Israel Medical Genetics Society. Recently, Professor Luder was appointed to the Minster of Health’s special advisory committee on rare diseases, and has been active in the Knesset’s lobby for rare diseases.

Professor Luder is married to Judith, with whom he has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He is a past national chairman of the UK Federation of Zionist Youth (FZY). After visiting refuseniks and Zionist activists in the former USSR in 1980, he made Aliyah to Israel in 1983. He is active in his home community of Rosh Pina, a member of the Jewish Agency’s “Partnership Together” local steering committee, a founding member and an enthusiastic supporter of Rosh Pina’s young pluralistic Jewish congregation.