Moshe Kotler, MD

Vice Dean for Medical Education

Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University

Director Beer Yaakov-Ness Ziona Mental Health Center, PO Box 1, Beer Yaakov 70350, Israel

Born Tel Aviv 1949, Dr Kotler received his medical education at the Hadassah and Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem earning his MD degree in 1976. He completed his residency in psychiatry in 1985 at the TAU-affiliated Shalvata Mental Health Center in Hod Hasharon, Israel. He served as the Chief Psychiatrist of the IDF in the years 1985-1989 followed by a fellowship in biological psychiatry and psychopharmacology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Subsequently he served as the Director of the outpatient division of psychiatry in Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel, as well as the Director of the Beer Sheva Mental Health Center, a major teaching hospital of Ben Gurion University where he served as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Vice Dean of Medical Education at the Ben Gurion Medical Faculty of Medicine. Since 1997, he heads the combined institutions of Beer Yaakov and Ness Ziona Mental Heath Centers. Between years of 2004 and 2006 he served as the Chairman of Psychiatry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at TAU. In addition, Dr Kotler is the current Chairman of the Israeli National Council for Mental Heath.

Dr Kotler maintains membership in numerous professional organizations including the ECNP and AEP and currently is the president of the Israel Society of Addiction Medicine. His major fields of research include PTSD, psychopharmacology and substance abuse. He is currently involved in several innovative avenues of research including management of treatment-resistant PTSD and substance addiction. During 2006, Dr Kotler was appointed as the Vice Dean for Medical Education at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine which includes responsibilities for the medical student selection and acceptance process and professional aspects of medical education at the Faculty.

Main research interest
PTSD, substance abuse, psychopharmacology, aggression and suicide