ברגיט-כוכבי

בריג'יט כוכבי

Brigitte Kochavi RD, CR

HOSPITAL / DEPT.             “Safra” Children’s Hospital, at the Sheba Medical 

                                                  Center, Tel – Hashomer Israel 

 

Languages: French, Hebrew, English and Spanish (quite well)

 

A.CURRENT POSITION:

2014 – Deputy Director Nutrition Unit Sheba Medical Center (RAMAT GAN ISRAEL )

2000-2014: Working as the head dietary team of 14 dietitians in the Lily and Safra Children's Hospital in Sheba Medical Center in Israel

 

B. EDUCATION

 

PERIOD OF STUDY                                           

1983: Lyon University (France), Pharmacy, 1st year

1984 -1987: Agriculture Faculty (Rehovot), Jerusalem University, Israel.

Bsc. Clinical Nutrition           

02.1988- 08.1988: Training period at the Sheba Medical Center – Israel

 

C.FURTHER STUDIES

1994: Pathology of diseases at Belinson Hospital (Petah Tiqva)

04.1995 (3 weeks):  specialization in nutrition of intensive care patients, CF patients, Eating Disorders patients in Sick Kids Children hospital (Canada – Toronto)

09.1996 – 06.1997: Group counselor at Sheba Medical Center

02.1998- 05.1998: Breastfeeding Course held by   Ministry of  health

09.2006 – 08.2008: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (C.B.T) Bar Ilan University

27 June – 2 July 2009: 27 June – 2 July 2009: Summer School Organised by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition, Krakow, Poland

22 July – 27 July 2012: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (D.B.T) Sfat School Medecine (ISRAEL)

26 August- 27 August 2012: No Tube: Prevention, maintenance and weaning strategies in Infancy and Early Childhood (Edmond and Lili Safra Children's Hospital, Tel Hashomer)

12.2014- 10.2014: Decoding laboratory test course

11.2015-11.2015: Nutrition course in preterm infants

 

D. INTERNATIONAL LECTURES :

09.1996 : European Metabolic disorder conference (Genoa- Italy ): Have twins and eat better

04.2006 : International eating disorder conference (Toronto- Canada ) :Basal metabolic rate in eating disorders hospitalized adolescents

23-26 .09. 2010  : Sixth International Conference on Nutrition In Cyprus : Child Obesity and Nutrition Intervention

21- 23. 10. 2010   : The 24th   Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference: Anorexia / bulimia Nervosa Is it possible in Cystic Fibrosis?

03-05.2013   : International Conference on Treatment Modalities for Eating Disorders: Consensus & Controversy Jerusalem, Israel: Nutritional therapy for eating disorders in children, adolescents and adults in an inpatient setting

Pediatric Psychosomatic Department and Adult Eating Disorders Department, Chaim Sheba Medical Center,Ramat Gan

Longitudinal intensive Nutritional Intervention in Obese Child : Preliminary study

08.05.2013  : Sleeve Gastrectomy in adolescent .Innovative practice (ESPGHAN London )

06.2014: Co chair ESPGHAN session AHP (Israel 5Jerusalem)

06.2015: Co chair ESPGHAN session AHP (Holland Amsterdam)

05.2016: Co chair ESPGHAN session AHP (Greece Athens)

 

E.ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

05.2016- Instructor "Topics in Clinical Nutrition"  (Parenteral and enteral nutrition and nutrition in IBD) in Jerusalem University, school of agriculture ,Rehovot

12.2003 – present: Instructor in Jerusalem University in courses concerning nutrition in special diseases:  Celiac disease, cystic fibrosis disease, and inflammatory bowel disease, ADHD and nutrition

09.1998 – present:    Instructor in School Nurses affiliated to Tel Aviv University concerning nutrition in diabetes type 1, Children obesity, Adolescence and Intensive Care.

F.CLINICAL EXPERIENCE  

08.1988- 08.1990: Clinical dietitian in adult burns unit, intensive care unit at Sheba Medical Center

09.1990 – present: Senior Pediatric clinical dietitian in department of Eating disorders, Cystic Fibrosis Unit, pediatric gastroenterology unit at Safra Children’s Hospital and preterm unit and ICU

04.2000 – 2014: Head of pediatric nutritional unit at Safra Children’s hospital (ward and outpatient clinic).  My staff includes 16 pediatric dietitians at Safra Children's Hospital

I work in a clinic specialized in children's nutrition under the National Maccabi Health Services. I also work in a private clinic in Tel Aviv

09.2010- 09.2011: Once a month I volunteer in the CF lung transplantation center in Belinson Hospital

06.2011 – 06.2012: dietitian of bariatric surgery in adolescents

2010 – Present   I give professional advice on the children  and babies nutrition forum in Israel on a daily basis (Doctors.co.il )

2011 –present: I represent the American overseas Dietitian Association in Israel, aimed at educating, teaching, counseling towards healthier eating habits throughout all ages in the community.

2012 –present : Representative of the ESPGHAN committee  

 

G.PROFESSIONAL MEMBE RSHIP

Academy and Nutrition  Association (ADA )

Israeli eating disorder association

Israeli Cystic fibrosis association

Israeli National Dietician Association

ESPGHAN Allied Health Professional Member (2012 , 2013 ,2014,2015,2016)

 

H.Academic publications:

1.      Linear Growth and Final Height Characteristics in Adolescent Females with Anorexia Nervosa Dalit Modan-Moses MD, Amit Yaroslavsky MD ,Brigitte Kochavi RD,Anat Toledano RN,Sharon Segev RD, Fadel Balawi, Edith Mitrany MD, Daniel Stein MD

               PLoS   One  . 2012   ;7  (11):e51098  23209844 Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel ; The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

2.Hyponatremia and Decreased Bone Density in Adolescents Inpatients Diagnosed with Eating Disorders Yael Levy-Shraga1,2, Dana David2, Orit Pinhas-Hamiel1,2, Iris Vered3, Brigitte Kochavi4 , Daniel Stein2,4, Dalit Modan-Moses1,2, The International journal of eating disorders ,2015

3.High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in adolescent inpatients diagnosed with eating disorders.Dalit Modan-moses, Y Levy-Shraga, Orit Pinhas-hamiel, Brigitte Kochavi, Adi Enoch-Levy, Iris Vered and Daniel R Stein,The International journal of eating disorders ,2014

4. Leptin, ghrelin, and adiponectin in the metabolic adjustment to burn injury in children.Omer Bar-yosef, Josef Haik, Ohad Hilly, Ran Levy, Ori Efrati, Yoram Bujanover, Brigitte Kochavi, Clara Pariente, Hannah Kanety, Oren Weissman and Dalit Modan-moses Wounds : a compendium of clinical research and practice Published June 1st, 2014
5. The correlation of pubertal status on admission with final adult height: Modan-Moses, Dalit; Yaroslavsky, Amit; Kochavi, Brigitte; Toledano, Anat; Segev, Sharon; Balawi, Fadel; Mitrany, Edith; Stein, Daniel (2013)PLOS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0045504.g002.
I awards:
·      Was chosen as an excellent dietitian at Sheba hospital in 2006
·      Was chosen as among the 10 best dietitian for 2007 in Israel (latest news)
·      I will be elected for the best dietitian in the pediatric nutrition field for 2016 (09.2016 ) from the Israeli national dietitian association

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