Dr. Eyal Katvan





Short bio:

Dr. Eyal Katvan, PhD, PhD, LLM, is a jurist, feminist, historian and bioethicist. He holds two PhDs. (bioethics, law and medicine; history of medicine). His academic interests lie in the fields of bioethics, law & medicine; The Legal and Medical Professions; legal history and the history of medicine; He specializes in the topics of “Medical, Physical and Mental Examinations,” as well as “Women in the Legal and Medical Professions in (pre-state) Israel”; The regulation of the (legal and medical) professions; Historical, Legal and ethical perspectives of organ transplantation; And “Honor” (“Kavod”) in Mandatory Palestine. Eyal’s Eyal has published dozens of scholarly articles addressing these issues in top academic (medical, legal, historical) journals.

Dr Katvan served as a visiting scholar at: the Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.; The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute on Jewish Women at Brandeis University; the Department of Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands; the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain; and the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, Germany.

He participated (and organized) in numerous conferences in Israel and abroad; and received several academic awards and honors. Dr. Katvan received several competitive academic grants, prizes and scholarships for his academic work. He serves as a Board member of several academic institutes/journals. Dr. Katvan served as the head of the Public Committee on age as a criterion in organ transplantation. He served as a member of the Ethics Committee and of the Helsinki Committee, and Member of the Institutional Review Board (Live Organ Transplantation/Donation). He is a member of the Israeli Bar since May 1998.


Evidence Law

Professional Legal Ethics

Health Law

Bioethics, Law and Medicine

Israel Legal History

Moot Court

Katvan, Eyal, Halperin-Kaddari, Ruth, “Rosa Ginossar”, in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia (Jerusalem, Shalvi Publishing, 2006).

Too Many Lawyers? The Future of the Legal Profession, (Eyal Katvan, Carole Silver, Neta Ziv and Avrom Sherr, eds., Routledge, 2017).

Katvan et al., “Age limitation for organ transplantation: the Israeli example”, Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue 1, 19 January 2017, at p.8.

Katvan Eyal, “The History of Dentistry in pre-State Israel: The De-Feminization Process”, Hamishpat (2011) (in Hebrew).

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