Dr Wilschanski studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in the University of London. trained in Pediatrics in Jerusalem and was a Fellow in Pediatric Gastroenterology in Sick Childrens Hospital in Toronto. He is the Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology in Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center with clinical and basic research activities. The focus of basic research is in ion transport via Nasal Potential Difference and Intestinal Current Measurements. Dr Wilschanski is the Chairman of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology , Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) Working Group on Pancreatic disorders and Cystic Fibrosis and secretary of the Gastrointestinal Committee of ESPGHAN. He co-founded the Diagnostic Network of the European CF Society and was its coordinator for its first 10 years. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis and the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and Chairman of the Israeli Pediatric Gastroenterology , Hepatology and Nutrition Society.