Dr. Adi Aran
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Dr. Adi Aran is the Director of the pediatric neurology unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related genetic disorders. His research is focused on the endocannabinoid system involvement in ASD and related genetic disorders and the evaluation of new therapies for the treatment of these disorders. Dr. Aran serves as a board member on the Israeli Society for Pediatric Neurology and is a member of the International Society for Autism Research. He completed his Medial Studies at the Hebrew University and continued to Postdoctoral research fellowship at Stanford, CA. Dr. Aran is a pioneer in the research of medical cannabis in Autism, a subject that is currently receiving public attention worldwide. The Jerusalem Center for Autism treatment and research (JCA) in Shaare Zedek Medical Center is leading the worldwide efforts to assist the most severe patients and their families by suggesting the option of medical marijuana. This treatment has potentially better efficacy and tolerability compared with the standard treatment and we explore its effects in large, state-of-the-art studies that include hundreds of patients.