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Principle Investigator

Prof. Mickey Scheinowitz is an Exercise Physiologist with a specialization in Cardiovascular
Physiology. Mickey completed his doctorate (PhD) in the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv
University, then did a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
Bethesda, MD. During past years Mickey spent sabbatical leave in Washington Hospital
Center, Washington DC. For over 25 years Mickey has been a faculty member in the
Department of Biomedical Engineering and he also holds a secondary appointment
at the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. 
Mickey, who was a gymnast, holds a Coach Certificate in Gymnastics and in Physical Fitness, and a Diploma in Sports Science and Coaching Theory, all from the School for Coaches, Wingate Institute, Israel.
Mickey began his professional career as a research assistant in the Department of Research and Sports Medicine at the Wingate Institute under the great supervision and mentorship of Dr. Oded Bar-Or and Dr. Omri Inbar. Subsequently, Mickey was a lecturer in Physical Fitness and Exercise Physiology and the Head of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Wingate College. Mickey also headed the Department of Physical Education and Sports at Bar Ilan University and until recently was the Head of Siim College for Physical Fitness and Coaches, Tel Aviv University Sports Center.
Mickey is a member of the Israeli Sports Medicine Society and served on it as a Committee Member for many years. He is also a "Fellow" of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a member of the European College of Sports Sciences (ECSS), and is a member of the Development Committee at the International Council for Sport Sciences and Physical Education (ICSSPE). Mickey was a Committee Member of the Healthy Israeli 2020 Initiative, Israel Ministry of Health, and a member of the National Council of Cardiology and the National Council for Health Promotion, Israel Ministry of Health. 
In recent years, Mickey was the Founder and the first Director of Sylvan Adams Sports Institute at Tel Aviv University and within it has led to the reopening of a Master's Program in Exercise Physiology.
Mickey has a large research group that investigates diverse research questions in the field of Exercise Physiology. All research activity is performed at the Sylvan Adams Sports Institute, Tel Aviv University. 

Professor Mickey Scheinowitz, PhD


Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Sylvan Adams Sports Institute, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.


Winner of the Rector’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, 2019



1991                Ph.D., Cardiovascular Physiology, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.


1986                M.Sc., Cardiovascular Physiology, Bar‑Ilan University, Ramat‑Gan, Israel.


1983                B.Sc., Human Biology, Bar‑Ilan University, Ramat‑Gan, Israel.



2014                      Merage Institute Business Executive Program in Medical Device, California, USA.


2014                      Board of Directors Executive Program, Recanati Business School, Tel Aviv University.


2007 - 2009           Sabbatical leave, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC.


1991 - 1993          Post Doctorate, Laboratory of Experimental Physiology and Pharmacology, Cardiology Branch, NHLBI,                                    NIH, Bethesda, Maryland.




2021 - today       Editorial Board Member, Applied Sciences Journal.

2021 - today       National Representative, and Member of the Development Committee, International Council of Sport                                    Science and Physical Education, Germany.

2021 - today       Member, Sports Cardiology Forum, Israel Heart Association.

2017 - 2020         Founder and first Director, Sylvan Adams Sports Institute, Tel Aviv University.

2019 – today       Member of RAMOT Forum, Tel Aviv University.

2018 - today        Member of the Scientific Board, The Zimin Institute for Engineering Solutions Advancing Better Lives,                                     Tel Aviv University.

2015 – today        Member of the Industrial Affiliates Program, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University.


2015 - 2017          Founder and first Director, Biomedical Technology Innovation Program, Tel Aviv University                                                         (BioMedTech@TAU).

2016 – 2019         Member, Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University.

2014 - 2017          Chairman: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University.


2012 - 2018          Head, Slezak Super Center for Cardiac Research and Medical Engineering, Tel Aviv University.




2015 - 2021         Head Tel Aviv University Sports Center, Siim School for Coaches and Instructors

2015 – today      National Representative Lancet Physical Activity Observatory

2014 - today        Member Zinman College, Council for Higher Education

2014 - 2017         Committee Member EIM (Exercise is Medicine) Education Board, American College of Sports Medicine                                   (ACSM)

2017                   President The 8th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, Tel Aviv

2013 - 2016         Committee Member Israel Sports Medicine Society

2010 - today        Chief Scientific Officer Aerotel – a medical device company

2009 - today       Member (National representative) World Health Organization (WHO): European Network for the                                              Promotion of Health Enhancing Physical Activity (WHO-HEPA)

2009 - today        Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


Supervised over 90 graduates and doctorate students, basic science, MD students, and visiting students.


Published over 90 manuscripts, review articles, and book chapters, and presented abstracts in over 125 national and international conferences.


Author and co-author of 5 patents.


Co-founder of 2 medical device start-ups originating from the Biomedical Technology Innovation program @ Tel Aviv University.

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