Prof. Silvia Koton

חוג לסיעוד-תכנית כללית סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Silvia Koton
Phone: 03-6409660
Fax: 03-6409496
Office: Health Professions, 307

Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, School of Health Professions, Tel Aviv University

Adjunct Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

 Core Faculty, Sackler Bioethics and Law Initiative, Tel Aviv University

Faculty, Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University       




  Post Doctoral Fellowship: Stroke Prevention Research Unit John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
1999 – 2003  Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Tel Aviv University
1992 – 1995   Master of Occupational and Environmental Health (M.Occ.H.) Tel Aviv University
1980 – 1984 Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.S.N.) and Registered Nurse (R.N.) The Hebrew University


Academic Appointments

Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases

Our research focuses on the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases with special interest in the epidemiology of stroke. During the last few years, our studies have covered diverse subjects including trends in stroke morbidity and mortality among different population groups, strategies for primary and secondary prevention of stroke, determinants of stroke outcomes and novel risk factors acting as long-term and immediate triggering factors. Taking advantage of our knowledge and skills in the environmemtal and occupational health fields, we also study the health effects of pollution among survivors of cardiovascular diseases.


Since the establishment of the ongoing triennial National Acute Stroke Israeli (NASIS) registry in 2004, I carry out nationwide studies in collaboration with specialists in neurology and stroke research. Theses studies are aimed at characterizing management and outcomes of acute stroke patients and are an important means for providing both clinicians and health policy makers with data required for optimizing prevention strategies and care of stroke patients in Israel.


פרסומים נבחרים- 5 שנים אחרונות בלבד

Koton S, Geva D, Streifler JY, Harnof S, Pougach Y, Azrilin O, Hadar S, Bornstein NM, Tanne D. Declining Rate and Severity of Hospitalized Stroke From 2004 to 2013: The National Acute Stroke Israeli Registry. Stroke. 2018;49:1348-1354.

Eizenberg Y, Grossman E, Tanne D, Koton S. Pre admission treatment with Beta-blockers in hypertensive patients with acute stroke and 3-month outcome-Data from a national stroke registry. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 2018; 20(3):568-572.

Melnikov S, Itzhaki M, Koton S. Age-Group and Gender Differences in Stroke Knowledge in an Israeli Jewish Adult Population. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 2018; 33(1):55-61.

Peretz S, Orion D, Last D, Mardor Y, Kimmel Y, Yehezkely S, Lotan E, Itsekson-Hayosh Z, Koton S, Guez D, Tanne D. Incorporation of relative cerebral blood flow into CT perfusion maps reduces false 'at risk' penumbra. Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 2017; PMID: 28965105

Koton S, Rexrode KM. Trends in stroke incidence in the United States: Will women overtake men? Neurology. 2017; 89(10):982-983.

Windham BG, Harrison KL, Lirette ST, Lutsey PL, Pompeii LA, Gabriel KP, Koton S, Steffen LM, Griswold ME, Mosley TH Jr. Relationship Between Midlife Cardiovascular Health and Late-Life Physical Performance: The ARIC Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2017; 65(5):1012-1018.

Koton S, Tanne D, Grossman E. Prestroke treatment with beta-blockers for hypertension is not associated with severity and poor outcome in patients with ischemic stroke: data from a national stroke registry. Journal of hypertension. 2017; 35(4):870-876.

Kucharska-Newton A, Griswold M, Yao ZH, Foraker R, Rose K, Rosamond W, Wagenknecht L, Koton S, Pompeii L, Windham BG. Cardiovascular Disease and Patterns of Change in Functional Status Over 15 Years: Findings From the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2017; 6(3).

Melnikov S, Itzhaki M, Koton S. Differences Between New Immigrants From the Former Soviet Union and Veteran Residents in Knowledge, Perception, and Risk Factors of Stroke. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 2016; 31(6):500-506.

Itzhaki M, Melnikov S, Koton S. Gender differences in feelings and knowledge about stroke. Journal of clinical nursing. 2016; 25(19-20):2958-66.

Kipnis G, Tabak N, Koton S. Background Music Playback in the Preoperative Setting: Does It Reduce the Level of Preoperative Anxiety Among Candidates for Elective Surgery? Journal of perianesthesia nursing: official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. 2016; 31(3):209-16.

Eizenberg Y, Koton S, Tanne D, Grossman E. Association of age and admission mean arterial blood pressure in patients with stroke-data from a national stroke registry. Hypertension research: official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension. 2016; 39(5):356-61.

Cobb LK, Godino JG, Selvin E, Kucharska-Newton A, Coresh J, Koton S. Spousal Influence on Physical Activity in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: The ARIC Study. American journal of epidemiology. 2016; 183(5):444-51.

Koton S, Eizenberg Y, Tanne D, Grossman E. Trends in admission blood pressure and stroke outcome in patients with acute stroke and transient ischemic attack in a National Acute Stroke registry. Journal of hypertension. 2016; 34(2):316-22.

Dombe S, Barzilai B, Koton S, Tabak N. Nurses’ behavioral intentios towards euthanasia of severely ill preterm infants and neonates. AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 2015; 6:43-50.

Koton S, Schneider AL, Rosamond WD, Shahar E, Sang Y, Gottesman RF, Coresh J. Stroke incidence and mortality trends in US communities, 1987 to 2011. JAMA. 2014; 312(3):259-68.

Cobb LK, McAdams-DeMarco MA, Huxley RR, Woodward M, Koton S, Coresh J, Anderson CA. The association of spousal smoking status with the ability to quit smoking: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. American journal of epidemiology. 2014; 179(10):1182-7.

Gerber Y, Myers V, Broday DM, Steinberg DM, Yuval, Koton S, Drory Y. Frailty status modifies the association between air pollution and post-myocardial infarction mortality: a 20-year follow-up study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2014; 63(16):1698-9.

Itzhaki M, Koton S. Knowledge, perceptions and thoughts of stroke among Arab-Muslim Israelis. European journal of cardiovascular nursing: journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology. 2014; 13(1):78-85.

Koton S, Tsabari R, Molshazki N, Kushnir M, Shaien R, Eilam A, Tanne D. Burden and outcome of prevalent ischemic brain disease in a national acute stroke registry. Stroke. 2013; 44(12):3293-7.

Koton S, Telman G, Kimiagar I, Tanne D. Gender differences in characteristics, management and outcome at discharge and three months after stroke in a national acute stroke registry. International journal of cardiology. 2013; 168(4):4081-4.

Tanne D, Koton S, Bornstein NM. National stroke registries: what can we learn from them? Neurology. 2013; 81(14):1257-9.

Koton S, Molshatzki N, Yuval, Myers V, Broday DM, Drory Y, Steinberg DM, Gerber Y. Cumulative exposure to particulate matter air pollution and long-term post-myocardial infarction outcomes. Preventive medicine. 2013; 57(4):339-44.

Paul NL, Koton S, Simoni M, Geraghty OC, Luengo-Fernandez R, Rothwell PM. Feasibility, safety and cost of outpatient management of acute minor ischaemic stroke: a population-based study. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. 2013; 84(3):356-61.

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