Dr. Avitzur is a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto, the Director of the Group for Improvement of Intestinal Function and Treatment (GIFT) and the Medical director, of the joint program in Intestine Transplantation (adults and children) at SickKids hospital, Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Avitzur is an active contributor and leads national and international groups involved in policy and guideline development in intestine rehabilitation and transplantation. He serves as a Secretary-Treasurer and a committee member in the IRTA. He recently established and is the current director of the IRTA International Intestinal Failure Registry (IIFR). His research work is mainly within the fields of intestinal failure, GI transplantation and congenital diarrhea focusing at patient outcome, genotype-phenotype correlations and treatment approaches within these domains. Dr. Avitzur published more than 120 papers in prominent journals and textbooks.