Human Medical Genetics Clinic
Professor Zvi Borochowitz
Professor Zvi Borochowitz is both a senior pediatrician and a renowned national and
international specialist in the field of Medical Genetics, with a wealth of clinical
experience. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion, and specialized
in Medical Genetics in the United States. Prof. Borochowitz established and directed the
Institute for Human Genetics at the Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa, as well as the
Division for National Genetics of the Meuhedet Health Fund. He also serves as the
Northern district’s Genetics Consultant for the Leumit and Maccabi Healthcare Services.
In addition to his vast clinical experience, Prof. Borochowitz is a renowned researcher in
the field of medical genetics. He founded and served as the first Chairman of the Israeli
Society of Medical Geneticists, and is currently Chairman of the Supreme Helsinki
Committee for Medical Experiments on Human Subjects. He is a member of the National
Council for Gynecology, Neonatology and Genetics, and serves as a consultant for
matters of medical technology in the field of Genetics to the Ministers of Science and
Health, and the Knesset Science and Technology Committee.
Services that the Clinic provides
Counseling prior to and during pregnancy on the subject of diagnosing congenital
malformations of the fetus.
Counseling with regard to the selection of blood tests to undertake for genetic disease.
Counseling and conducting cell-free fetal DNA tests of maternal blood during the period
of gestation (instead of amniocentesis).
Consultation on the subject of recurrent miscarriages and infertility.
Testing, diagnosing and counseling for children and adults suffering from developmental
/ mental retardation and birth defects.
Testing diagnosing and counseling for children and adults with growth deficiency.
Counseling for families on the subject of hereditary diseases.
Counseling on the subject of familial cancer (breast and ovaries, colon, brain, pancreas,