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Meir Strahilevitz

Meir Strahilevitz, American inventor, psychiatry educator, researcher. Fellow American Psychiatric Association, Royal College Physicians and Surgeons Canada.


  • Strahilevitz, Meir was born on July 13, 1935 in Beirut, Lebanon. Arrived in United States of America, 1971, naturalized, 1976. Son of Jacob and Chana.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, 1963.


    • Assistant professor Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, 1971-1974. Associate professor Southern Illinois University, Springfield, 1974-1977, University Chicago, 1977, University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1978-1981. Chairman department psychiatry Kaplan Hospital, Rehovot, Israel, 1987-1988.

      Clinical associate professor University Washington, Seattle, 1981-1988. Professor University Texas Medical School, Houston, 1988-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of protective effects of nitric oxide on psychiatric patients. Invention of the use of antibodies to receptors and their fragments as drugs of immunoadsorption treatment of hyperlipidemia, cancer, autoimmune disease, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. Patents for immunological and affinity adsorption methods.

      Patents for specific adsorption devices with automatic regeneration of adsorbent utilized in automated fluid purification and analytical and preparatory applications. Patents for treatment methods for psychoactive drug dependence. Patents for immunological methods for treating psychoactive drug intoxication.

      Patents for methods of improved targeting of drugs and visualization ligands, particularly in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer. Patents for immunoassay methods for psychoactive drugs. Patents for devices for removing species from the blood circulatory system.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Fellow American Psychiatric Association, Royal College Physicians and Surgeons Canada.


    • Married Aharona Nattiv Strahilevitz, 1958. Children: Michal, Lior.
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    Born July 13, 1935
    • 1963
      Hadassah Hebrew University Medical School
    • 1971 - 1974
      Assistant, professor Washington University Medical School
    • 1974 - 1977
      associate, professor Southern Illinois University
      Springfield, Missouri, United States
    • 1977
      associate, professor Southern Illinois University
    • 1978 - 1981
      associate, professor Southern Illinois University
      Galveston, Texas, United States
    • 1981 - 1988
      clinical associate, professor University Washington
      Seattle, Washington, United States
    • 1987 - 1988
      chairman, department psychiatry Kaplan Hospital
      Rehovot, HaMerkaz, Israel
    • 1988 - 1992
      professor, University Texas Medical School
      Houston, Texas, United States