Bella Kaufman

ESMO National Representative in Israel

Term 2014 – 2015
Address Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer, 2 Sheba Road
52621 Ramat Gan



Born in Jerusalem, Prof Kaufman completed her medical degree at the Hebrew University and then completed her oncology training at the affiliated Hadassah Hospital, to become a leading clinician as well as a dedicated breast cancer researcher. Since 2001, Prof Kaufman has headed the breast cancer unit at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center and was appointed Clinical Professor of Oncology in Tel Aviv University in 2012.

Her research has focused on women with HER2/neu over-expression, including those with inflammatory breast cancer and women with co-expression of hormone receptors and HER2/neu. Prof Kaufman is one of the founders and leaders of the Israeli Consortium for Hereditary Breast Cancer and is the leading investigator to clinical trials with new medications to gBRCA mutation carriers.

Prof Kaufman has authored many papers, published in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters. She was formerly the secretary of the Israeli Breast Group and is a member of the Israeli Cancer Association's research committee and international steering committees.  Prof Kaufman is also member of various committees that consult and advise the Ministry of Health as well as the Israeli parliament on key issues affecting oncology-related health-policy.