About The Author

Koren received his Doctor of Medicine from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 1973. After a period of military service, he pursued postgraduate clinical studies in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology, and research training in pediatric toxicology and pharmacology and membrane biology at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. He joined the staff of the university and hospital and rose rapidly through the ranks to full professorship in pediatrics, pharmacology and medicine, won a Career Scientist Award from the Ontario Ministry of Health and established an international reputation as an expert in the field of clinical pharmacology and toxicology. He was later awarded the endowed Ivey Chair in Molecular Toxicology at the Schulich School of Medicine at The University of Western Ontario. At UWO, he heads the establishment of a national program in human toxicology in parallel to his continuing work at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children.

Does Arsenic In Drinking Water And Rice In Asia Increase The Risk Of Neural Tube Defects?

Published by Gideon Koren & Yona Amitai Maccabi-Kahn Institute of Research and Innovation and Motherisk Israel Program, Tel Aviv University and Bar Ilan University These findings are described in the article entitled High risk for neural tube defects; the role of arsenic in drinking water and rice in Asia, recently published in the journal Medical Hypotheses (Medical