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Perry Zvi Howard

Perry Zvi Howard

Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Dr. Perry graduated from Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He has a PhD. in Surgical Epidemiology and an M.A. in Educational Psychology. He has done his residency at Soroka University Medical Center in General Surgery. He did a research fellow at Tuft New-England Medical Center in the surgical research lab, under the supervision of Prof. Shikora. He finished his fellowship in Bariatrics at McGill University Hospital. These days he is doing his fellowship in Surgical Simulation at the Steinberg-Bernstein Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery & Innovation. 
He is a senior lecturer at the Ben-Gurion University, where he has been teaching Surgery and Epidemiology for the last Decade. He is also active in promoting general Bariatrics at the state level in Israel, and is a member of the Israeli surgical society, and of the Israeli Endoscopic Society. His academic activities include improving health quality measurements in Israel, as well as being a part of the Clalit HMO simulation center for the surgical professions.
My research interests include bariatric surgery, medical and surgical simulations and improving health quality measurements in Israel. These days I am taking part of the Israeli bariatric registry committee on how to utilize that registry to better understand health care utilization in the Israeli field of bariatrics. Also I have a few research students who are evaluating the impact of bariatrics upon kidney functioning, and the evaluation of new bariatric procedures like the laparoscopic Maggen-strasse and Mills procedure.