Shaul LEV-RAN – Tel Aviv

Biography of Shaul Lev-Ran


Shaul Lev-Ran, MD is Professor of Psychiatry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and Co-Founder of the Israel Center on Addiction.

Prof. Lev-Ran completed his M.D. at Tel Aviv University, his residency in psychiatry at the Shalvata Mental Health Center, and his fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at Tel Aviv University, holds an MHA degree from the University of Haifa, and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing International Network of Trainers (MINT).

Prof. Lev-Ran has previously held several key positions in the field of mental health and addiction treatment in Israel, including Chair of the Israeli Society of Addiction Medicine (ILSAM) and member of the National Council on Mental Health.

Prof. Lev-Ran’s research focuses on the association between cannabis use and psychiatric disorders, as well as addiction among chronic pain patients. He is a popular spokesperson in the Israeli media promoting nationwide effective addiction treatment.


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