Benjamin Drenger

Benjamin Drenger

Education
January 1980 M.D. Diploma, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem
1974-1979 Medical studies (year 2-6), Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School

Post-Graduate
1999- Professor of Anesthesiology, Visiting, Harvard Medical School, Active Staff, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
1993-1994 Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Visiting Active Staff, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore,Maryland
1987-1989 Active Staff, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
1985 Board Certified in Anesthesiology
1980-1985 Residency in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem
1996 Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
1990 Senior Lecturer in Anesthesiology
1986 Lecturer in Anesthesiology
1984 Instructor in Anesthesiology
2005-Present Director, Orthopedic Anesthesia,Hadassah University Hospital
2003-2005 Director, Department of Anesthesia, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
2001-2003 Director of Anesthesia, HadassahUniversity Hospital at Mount Scopus
1989-2001 Director, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Unit,Hadassah University Hospital

Honours
1976-Dean’s Distinction list, Excellence in Medical Studies and Full One-Year Merit Scholarship, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School. Faculty Prize,Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School: LipmanHalperin Prize for Excellent Scientific Research Work
1987-Faculty Prize, Hebrew University-HadassahMedical School: Prize for Excellent Scientific Research Work
1991-Faculty Prize, Hebrew University HadassahMedical School: Prize for Excellent Scientific Research Work
1992-First Prize, Best Scientific Presentation at the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Madrid, Spain
2001-European Society of Anaesthesiologists Award for Excellent Research
2007-Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia Awardfor Excellent Research Proposal.

Research Grants
§ The Joint Research Fund of the Hebrew UniversityMedical School and Hadassah Medical OrganizationIschemia Research and Education Foundation (IREF), USA
§ Chief Scientist Fund, Ministry of Health
§ Administrator General Office, Ministry of Justice
§ Berman grant for Heart research
§ Hospital Internal Funds
§ Glotzer Grant for Heart Research
§ Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia(SCA), USA
§ SCA – IREF Starter grant, USA
§ Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Mid-Career grant, USA
§ European Society of Anesthesia Research Award, Europe
§ Glaxo Research Fund, USA

Miscellaneous
1993-2004 Founding President, Israel Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiologists
1996-2005 Member, International Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
2005-Present Member, Scientific Program Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Representative Council, European Association of Cardiothoracic

Current Research Interests
Spinal Cord Protection from Aortic Occlusion-Related Ischemia
Myocardial protection by anesthetic pre- and postconditioning in the diabetic heart
Enhanced perioperative management of patients with congestive heart disease using NT-proBNP blood markers as a guide for therapy
Medical therapy and patient outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery