Schneider Children's Medical Center and Clalit Health Service | Israel
Lutfi A. Jaber is one of the foremost experts in the field of consanguinity and the problems associated with consanguineous marriages. This is still a major problem in many countries in the Middle East and Asia and Professor Jaber has studied it intensively and written many articles about the issue. As a pediatrician who is Director of a busy pediatric clinic in a large Arab town in Israel and who also works in the Department of Neurology at a large tertiary children’s hospital, he sees first-hand every day the consequences of these marriages as the various illnesses among the children he treats. He is also a Professor in the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel. By teaming up with colleagues in the Department of Genetics at a local tertiary medical centre, he also contributes to on-going research into the genetic conditions that result from consanguineous marriages.