Prof. Yaron Har-Shai is a qualified Plastic Surgeon since 1992 and the Director of the Plastic Surgery Departments at Carmel and Linn medical centers at Haifa. In his departments a complete residency program, medical student clerkship and professional advanced studies to other medical professions are taking place.
Prof. Har-Shai is a graduate of the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology and is an active faculty staff member. At 2013 he was nominated as a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine. To date Prof. Har-Shai is the Vice Dean for strategic development at the Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and the Holder of the David Erlik Chair in surgery. Following his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, he had participated and attended many professional fellowships in the USA, Canada and Europe in the fields of facial aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, craniofacial and reconstructive surgery etc.
Prof. Har-Shai is a past president of the Israel Society for Plastic Surgery and a corresponding member of the American and European societies of Plastic Surgery. He has developed many innovative surgical procedures and published more than 100 original articles in basic sciences and clinical research, in addition to chapters in high quality textbooks, in the field of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Prof. Har-Shai was awarded prestigious prizes by the Israel Society for Plastic Surgery (Kaplan Prize and the President award), the Faculty of Medicine (distinguished lecturer), the European Tissue Repair Society and the International Society of Cryosurgery award for excellence for his achievements in the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids. Many of his articles are cited in the international medical literature and his innovations are applied in many medical centers around the world. Prof. Har-Shai is well recognized and is invited and lectures at national and international professional meetings. He is a member in editorial boards and a reviewer of high level scientific journals.
Prof. Har-Shai is extensively involved in the field of hypertrophic scars and keloids for many years. He has developed the novel intralesional cryosurgery technology for the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids which achieve significant and successful clinical results in this challenging medical area. Recently, he has co-edited the most comprehensive book on dermatological cryosurgery and cryotherapy which was published by Springer.
Prof. Har-Shai was the Chairman of the 20th Congress of the International Society of Cryosurgery (ISC) which was held at Haifa, Israel at September 2019 and is the Vice-President of the International Society of Cryosurgery.