Prior to becoming an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, Adit Friedberg was a Neurology resident in the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Deeply interested in and committed to the field of dementia care, Friedberg worked as a neurologist in the memory clinic providing care to patients with dementia and their family members in the Tel Aviv area. In addition, she served as a behavioral neurology consultant in the Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke) Department. While still a resident, Friedberg was appointed co-director of the Neuroanatomy course in the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv University. In addition to her clinical work, Friedberg was the first to describe a rare genetic syndrome with novel genetic, motor and cognitive features in her community.
Friedberg believes that the battle against dementia is one of the most important challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century. Gaining a better understanding of the underlying disease mechanisms that lead to dementia, defining therapeutic targets, and designing effective treatment strategies all pose complex scientific challenges. In order to address these challenges, talent and expertise in various disciplines (medicine, genetics, engineering, etc.) are required. Friedberg’s long-term goal is to become a leader in the global fight against dementia by promoting multidisciplinary collaboration that leverages Israel’s vibrant scientific community. She hopes to build bridges between the GBHI community and local groups in Israel to accelerate our ability to address these complex challenges. During her fellowship, Friedberg hopes to acquire the required leadership and scientific tools to achieve these goals. In her free time, She practices yoga and meditation. Friedberg very much enjoys and cherishes her time with family and friends.
Bio: Adit Friedberg is a Neurology specialist trained in the Department of Neurology in the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. She received her MD from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (cum laude). She also completed a degree in Biotechnology Engineering (cum laude) from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Prior to pursuing her medical career, Adit Friedberg served a Sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces.