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The Joseph Buchman Gynecology and Maternity Center

The Joseph Buchman Gynecology and Maternity Center (Ob/Gyn) at the Sheba Medical Center has been Israel's leading Ob/Gyn center of excellence for four decades. Our mission is to integrate outstanding reproductive science research with cutting edge, high quality, and compassionate clinical care to advance women's reproductive health. We also seek to train the next generation of academic Ob/Gyn physician scientists and provide comprehensive education to visiting physicians from around the world. Equally important, we are committed to developing new reproductive technologies and to advancing cutting edge research in related fields of Perinatology, Gynecology, Onco-Gynecology and Infertility. Discoveries in these areas will permit the development of targeted therapies and prevention strategies.


The Joseph Buchman Gynecology and Maternity Center includes two Departments of Obstetrics (including the Sigi & Marilyn Ziering Department of Obstetrics), the Department of High-Risk Pregnancies, the Department of Gynecology, the Department of Onco-Gynecology, a Day-Care Clinic and specialized units, including IVF, Infertility, Urogynecology, and Invasive and Noninvasive Ultrasound. In addition, we manage Outpatient Clinics, an Emergency Room, Operating Theaters and a Delivery Ward. During the last year, the departments performed over 10,000 deliveries and several thousand surgical procedures.


We constitute the largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists in Israel consisting of over 60 senior physicians, as well as over 20 residents and training physicians.

The Sheba Medical Center's Department of Ob/Gyn is affiliated with Sackler Medical School at Tel Aviv University. Medical students from both the Israeli and the American program undergo their clinical rotation in Ob/Gyn at our department.

We have one of the largest academic faculties in Israel with an exceptional group of a dozen professors actively engaged in basic and clinical research. This impressive faculty publishes dozens of publications each year in the most esteemed international scientific journals.

The Department has a proud tradition of academic leadership, excellence in clinical training, innovations in clinical practice and advances in reproductive science research. To maintain its clinical and research leadership position and attract world-class clinical and reproductive science faculty, the Ob/Gyn Department is committed to the following initiatives currently underway:


  • Creation of a birthing center allowing the introduction of a modern open-minded delivery ward, which will offer women individual compassionate and responsible state-of-the-art care.
  • Establishment of a center for the study of basic sciences in reproductive medicine. The center will have core facilities, individual labs, and strategic alliances with cutting edge research facilities within the Sheba Medical Center and elsewhere. Research will focus on oocyte biology and aging, implantation and placentation, parturition, basic reproductive endocrinology and molecular oncogenesis.
  • Development of an Ob/Gyn informatics core program. This program will design and oversee the prospective storage and analysis of data for clinical care, quality assurance, clinical studies and randomized clinical trials.
  • Creating subspecialty clinical excellence. We will continue to offer high quality care by world class senior faculty committed to in vitro fertilization, reproductive tract malignancy screening, Urogynecology, and prenatal diagnosis and genetics programs.


Center at a Glance
Number of Patients per Year - 17500 (inpatients, including deliveries)
Outpatient Clinic - 56000

Director - Prof. Eyal Schiff

Prof. Eyal Schiff was born in Israel in 1957, and received his M.D. degree cum laude in 1985 from the Sackler School of Medicine at the University of Tel Aviv. His thesis project, under the supervision of Prof. Modan, was selected for its excellency.

During the years 1986 - 1992 Prof. Schiff was a resident in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Sheba Medical Center, under the supervision of Prof. Maschiach. During this period several of his research projects were published in the international obstetric literature. In 1992 Prof. Sibai, a leading and well-known obstetrician and researcher, invited Prof. Schiff to serve as a research and clinical fellow at the University of Tennessee. During his 2-year fellowship in the High Risk Obstetrics Department, Prof. Schiff led and published several studies with Prof. Sibaiís team. Upon returning to Israel in 1994, Prof. Schiff was appointed as the head of the High Risk Obstetrics Unit in The Sheba Medical Center. Shortly afterwards, he gained a senior lecturer degree from the Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Tel Aviv University. In 1996, Prof. Schiff was appointed as the Vice Chairman and the Head of Prenatal services in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1998, at the age of 41, Prof. Schiff gained a Professors Degree from The University of Tel Aviv. During these years Prof. Schiff has published about 100 publications in top International literature. In 2000 Prof. Schiff took a sabbatical and dealt with the technology field, and on April 1, 2002, he was elected as the Chairman of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at The Sheba Medical Center.

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