Professor Idit Matot MD is a professor of anesthesiology and intensive care at the Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine. She is the director of the surgical division and the chair of the division of anesthesiology, intensive care and pain at the Tel Aviv Medical Center in Israel. Professor Matot is the chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Anaesthesiologists and Intensive Care (ESAIC) (first woman and first Israeli to hold this position). Before this position in Europe, she was a member of the Research Committee and Transfusion Committee, chair of the Geriatric Anesthesia Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee of the ESAIC. Professor Matot is a member of the National Council for Surgery, Anesthesia & Intensive Care. Between 2017-2020 she was the president of the Israel Society of Anesthesiologists.
Professor Matot has received several prestigious awards including the Honorary Member of the ESAIC (lifetime) in 2022, corresponding member of the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) in 2022, and the Horace Wells award from the International Federation of Dental Anesthesiology Societies (will be granted in 2023). She received her MD at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem in Israel. Following medical school, she spent three years as a research fellow at the department of anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, studying the pulmonary vascular bed. She completed her anaesthesia residency in the department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem after which she returned to the University of Pennsylvania for further studies on lung injury and a few years later to the department of anesthesiology at Stanford University in California. Her research interests include both experimental research related to the liver (perfusion, hemodynamics, effects of blood transfusion and the regeneration process), lung (pulmonary hypertension and tone dependent responses), and clinical outcome research in the perioperative period.
Professor Matot has received multiple prestigious grants including an award grant from the American Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, GIF, ISF and more. She served in several significant positions (including chair of the Admission Committee to medical school) at the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University. She has published more than 100 peer review papers in prestigious journals and is an invited speaker to many international meetings.
Idit is married to Israel (for 40 years!), has two good looking and successful sons (married) and five amazing grandchildren. She loves cooking, dancing, jogging, enjoying the theatre, Maccabi Haifa soccer team, travelling, and obviously having a good time with the grandchildren.