Dr. David Shemesh is Director of the Vascular Access Center in Shaare Zedek Medical Center, affiliated to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. The Center is the major provider of vascular access for dialysis units in Jerusalem and receives referrals from many other units throughout the country. He is a mentor of many vascular access surgeons in Israel whom were trained in his center. Dr. Shemesh is a graduate of the Hebrew University Hadassa Medical School in Jerusalem, is a specialist vascular surgeon and holds a current Registered Vascular Technician certificate from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. He lectures at workshops around the country for dialysis nurses and technicians. He has published and presented several papers regarding establishment of the vascular access center for construction and maintenance of arteriovenous access. Dr. Shemesh is the chairman of the Israeli biannual vascular conference (six conferences till now) with participation of leading speakers from all over the world. Topics of interests are vascular access centers of excellence organization, improving techniques of vascular access creation and maturation, vascular access in the elderly patients, ultrasound in vascular access, stent grafts for vascular access intervention, and anesthesia for vascular access. One representative publications: 1. Shemesh D, Goldin I, Zaghal I, Berelowitz D, Raveh D, Olsha O. Angioplasty with stent-graft vs bare stent for recurrent cephalic arch stenosis in autogenous arteriovenous access for hemodialysis: a prospective randomized clinical trial. J Vasc Surg 2008, 48:1524-31.