Yaacov Frishberg, Israel

Yaacov Frishberg is currently the Director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Hebrew University School of Medicine. 

His research, which has focused on hereditary kidney diseases in childhood, was directed to studying the primary hyperoxalurias. In 2010, his group described a new form of primary hyperoxaluria, namely primary hyperoxaluria type 3 (PH3), delineating the clinical characteristics of the disease and the responsible gene, HOGA1. They are now searching novel approaches for the development of drugs aimed at treating patients with PH1 or PH3.

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