Short Biography of Prof Ilan Matok
Prof Ilan Matok is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy at the Institute for Drug Research, School of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University.
He received his PhD from the Ben Gurion University, Israel. His research focused on the fetal safety of drugs used during pregnancy.
Upon completion of his PhD, Prof Matok started a post-doctoral fellowship in the Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids) in Toronto, Canada, with Prof Gideon Koren at the division of clinical pharmacology and toxicology.
After completing his post-doctoral fellowship at Sickids hospital, Ilan started a post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University and the Jewish General Hospital under the supervision of Prof Samy Suissa from the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology.
His group is studying the use, safety and effectiveness of drugs mainly in special populations (pregnant women, children and the elderly) by using computerized databases and the use of pharmaco-epidemiological research methods and by using advanced methods of meta-analysis.