Oren Caspi, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr Caspi is a resident in internal medicine at the Rambam Health Care Campus and a researcher at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Caspi earned his M.D. with honors from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 2003. He conducted his Ph.D. studies at Prof. Gepstien’s laboratory focusing on strategies for myocardial regeneration using human stem cells. In his studies, he was among the pioneers to demonstrate the ability of human stem cell derived cardiomyocytes to improve myocardial function in the infarcted myocardium and established a technology for forming 3D human vascularized cardiac tissues. For these studies, he was awarded the Zigler prize for regenerative medicine as well as the Neufeld and the Grenadier awards. Dr. Caspi current research focuses on modeling cardiomyopathies using the induced pluripotency technology.