The INBAR Healthcare Management Program, a joint venture with the Ministry of Health, strives to develop and nurture excelling and values-based doctors in order to create a leadership pipeline focused on the better good in the healthcare system. The program is supported by the Ministry of Finance, the Civil Service Commision, Israeli HMOs and the Prime Minister’s Office.

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INBAR Joint Venture Vision

Driving diverse, innovative and accountable leaders working collaboratively, courageously and professionally to strengthen Israel’s public health system and address its challenges.

Program Goals

Mamlachti Language

Advancing a mamlachti (common good behaviors and actions) language and promoting mamlachti actions in the healthcare system.

Drive Change

Acquiring tools and promoting an ability to drive change in the healthcare system.

Address the Challenges

Committing to address the challenges of the healthcare system

Developing Inbar fellows as individuals and professionals

Developing Inbar leaders as individuals and professionals, with an emphasis on leadership and management capabilities.

Program Components

Leadership: addresses Israel’s socio-economic challenges and their impact on Israel’s healthcare system, develops personal leadership capabilities, and builds the group and the network. This part of the program is in collaboration with Harvard Business School and includes a trip to the United States.

Academic: an MBA with specialization in Health Systems Management at Tel Aviv University Business School. The degree includes 6 semesters and was specifically built for Inbar fellows.

Professional: Sub-specialization in a managerial position in one of the healthcare system institutions. This tier will include management training as well as personally tailored accompaniment.

Admissions process

The next cycle of the admissions process will re-open in the Spring of 2020.

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INBAR Fellows

Cohort 1

Hagar Mizrahi

Medical Advisor Executive, Baruch Padeh Medical Center in Poriya

Professional background

Hagar is the Medical Advisor Executive at the Baruch Padeh Medical Center in Poriya, as part of her board certified fellowship in healthcare management. Previously Hagar served as a senior physician and specialist in general surgery at the Center. While in these roles she managed the general surgery department providing consultations to other departments, allocating interns to appropriate assignments, putting controls in place, as well as educating medical students. Hagar also managedthe clinical research, which included the choice of research topics, exposing her team to relevant literature, teaching interns and writing research proposals.Previous to these appointments, Hagar served as a senior doctor and specialist in general surgery at Ha’Emek Medical Center.Medical Specialization: Hagar is specializing in healthcare management, and previously specialized in general surgery. She completed her residency at Ha’Emek Medical Center where she was Head Intern of the department. In addition, she underwent training in laparoscopic surgery in the Intestinal Studies Department at the Darent Valley Hospital in England. She completed her internship in medicine at Ha’Emek Medical Center.

About

Hagar lives on Moshav Ein Ha’Emek with her husband Gur and their two children. She loves to travel around the world, mainly to developing countries. If she weren’t a doctor, Hagar would work in biology and life sciences research

Education

Hagar holds an MD from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and a masters’ degree in practical surgery from Kent University in England. Through INBAR Hagar is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Gili Givaty

Medical Advisor to Hospital Management, Sheba Medical Center

Professional background

Gili serves as a Medical Advisor to Hospital Management, Sheba Medical Center, as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management. She initially began working in the office of the Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health, and has transitioned to the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. Previously, Gili served as the Deputy Head of the Neurological Department at the Sheba Medical Center where she was responsible for inpatient care, including liaising with other hospital departments and ambulatory care as well as managing the training program for interns and students.Gili worked as the Medical Director of the Sleep Institute at the Assuta Medical Center, where she oversaw research activities, clinical updates and trainings for new doctors.Medical SpecializationGili is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in neurology and sleep research. She completed her neurology specialization at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and her internship in medicine at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

About

Gili lives on Moshav Eitan, a religious moshav near Kiryat Gat with her husband Marcel, a farmer and their four children. She is secular and prefers the rural lifestyle in the periphery. Gili is involved in her local community and would like to help more youth from the periphery pursue professions in healthcare

Education

Gili holds an MD from the Ben Gurion University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Gili is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Orli Miriam Frenkel

Medical Advisor, Chief Physician’s Office, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Orli currently serves as a Medical Advisor at the Chief Physician’s Office, Clalit Health Services, as part of her residency in medical administration. At the Chief Physician’s office, Orli focuses on health policy planning and is working on key policy initiatives within the Clalit Health Services. As part of her  esidency, Orli recently completed a one-year rotation as a Medical Advisor to the Director General of the Ministry of Health, where she took part in major reforms within the healthcare system. From 2010 to 2014, Orli worked as a family physician throughout south Tel Aviv through Clalit Heath Services, first as a resident and then as a specialist. In addition to her clinical work, Orli was responsible for projects to meet the needs of the diverse populations in south Tel Aviv. These include initiatives for smoking cessation and projects to empower patients with chronic illnesses. The Israel Association of Family Physicians awarded one of her initiatives with an excellence prize, and she has gone on to present at conferences in Israel and abroad.Orli is also dedicated to tackling health literacy challenges. She has served since 2011 as a medical consultant to the advisory committee of Telesofia Medical Ltd., an Israeli company that provides tailored medical information to patients through video clips. She is also advancing a national initiative to adapt the medical healthcare system to patient’s health literacy demands. In addition, Orli was a member of the curriculum development team for a number of medical courses, both at Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University. As part of her social activism, in the 011 Physician’s Protest, Orli was part of the core team of family medicine practitioners dedicated to strengthening the public primary-medicine system. Orli has also volunteered for initiatives working to minimize gaps in healthcare, both in think tanks and in clinical work.Medical Specialization: Orli is a board-certified family physician. She completed her residency in the Clalit Health Services, and her medical internship at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.

About

Orli was born in the United States and immigrated to Israel with her family when she was 15. Orli lives in Tel Aviv with her young son. In her spare time Orli sings in a choir, and if she weren’t a doctor she would be involved in social entrepreneurship.

Education

Orli holds an MD from Tel Aviv University and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Orli is studying at Tel Aviv University towards a MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Sagit Arbel Alon

Head Doctor, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs & Social Services

Sagit Arbel Alon

Head Doctor, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs & Social Services

Professional background

Sagit previously served as Deputy Director of Reuth Medical & Rehabilitation Hospital. Prior to that, she served as the acting Head of the Policy Planning Department at the Ministry of Health, as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management.In 2009, Sagit was on the founding team for the Center for Acute Treatment for Victims of Sexual Assault at Hadassah Hospital. In this role, Sagit was responsible for setting up the information center, fundraising, recruiting volunteers and ensuring that treatment was accessible and effective for victims. Together with her team, Sagit developed a comprehensive model for treating sexual assault victims—putting the victim at the center of the therapeutic process. Sagit is one of the leading trainers of the model that ensures more effective care for victims.Previously, she served as the Head of the Women’s Health Center at Misgav Ladach Hospital, and as the Head of the Gyno-Oncology Ambulatory Service at Hadassah Medical Center.As part of her social activism, Sagit has worked for more than eight years for Physicians for Human Rights. She was also active in the Hadassah Doctors Union and went on to serve as the Chairperson. In the past Sagit initiated and set up a six-year program for preventing dangerous behaviors and encouraging healthy sexual relations in junior high and high schools in Maccabim-Reut.Sagit specializes in healthcare management and completed her residency in gynecology and obstetrics. She completed her specialization in oncological-gynecology at Sapienza University of Rome and the Umberto Primo Hospital, also in Rome. She is a graduate of the School of Medicine at Ben Gurion University. She spent her internship and most of her specialization at the Edith Wolfson Medical Center and the Hadassah Ein Kerem University Hospital.

About

Education

Enav Ester Sadeh

Professional background

Enav is the Deputy Head of Medicine and Health Professions Department and Director of Primary Medicine in Macabi health services. Prior to this position, Enav was the Head of the Department of Family Medicine at Maccabi health fund’s main office, as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management. Among her roles, she is responsible for formulating policies, establishing new programs, developing strategy in order to create a thriving and effective family medicine practice serving millions of Israelis citizens. Previously Enav served as the Medical Director of the Tel Aviv – Balfour central region. Enav continues to work as a family doctor. She sees several hundred patients monthly in the center of Tel Aviv and also is a partner in a private practice, focusing on HIV positive patients as well as the gay and lesbian community. As part of her social activism, Enav volunteers as an Executive Member of the Israel AIDS Task Force, as Medical Director of testing centers and as a Medical Counselor. In addition, Enav has led the promotion of treatment for HIV within family medicine Medical Specialization: Enav is specializing in healthcare management, and prior to that, specialized in family medicine at the Maccabi Health Services. She completed her internship at Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center.

About

Enav lives in Tel Aviv with her daughter. She is a rock music fan through and through. If she weren’t a doctor, she would have been an architect, high school teacher, music editor, restaurant critic, start-up entrepreneur, and possibly a few more things.

Education

Enav has an MD from Ben Gurion University and is a graduate of the Department of Family Medicine at Tel Aviv University. She is a graduate of Maccabi Healthcare Services managerial pipeline course as well. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Enav is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Alon Rami Nevet

Medical Advisor to Director General, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Professional background

As part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management, Alon serves as a Medical Advisor and assistant to the Director General, at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera. Previously Alon worked as a senior physician and managed the pediatric intensive care unit, also at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center. Before he started at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Alon worked as a pediatrician in community clinics in Baqua el Garbiya and Bnei Brak. In addition to his medical practice, Alon has researched, created protocols, and advised on medical issues facing Clalit Health Services’ online pediatric service. During his medical studies, Alon worked as a teaching assistant, tutor and researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Medical Specialization: Alon is specializing in healthcare management and previously specialized in emergency medicine and pediatrics at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel. He completed his internship in medicine at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.

About

Alon lives in Kibbutz Ma’abarot with his wife Vered and three children. During his spare time, Alon is a long distance runner and if he were not a doctor he would be a scientist

Education

Alon holds an MD as well as a PhD in Neurobiology from the Hebrew University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Alon is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Revital Levi Hevroni

Director, Yoseftal Medical Center in Eilat, Clalit HMO

Revital Levi Hevroni

Director, Yoseftal Medical Center in Eilat, Clalit HMO

Professional background

Revital previously served as the Deputy Director General and Department Head for Risk Management at the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. Before that, she was the Medical Administrator for Clalit Health Services in Jerusalem, where she was responsible for the advisory medical services and independent medicine in the district, as well as the appeals unit, investigations committees, and coordinating emergency shifts for the district. Previously Revital coordinated pediatric medicine for Jerusalem’s district and prior to that ran Yeruham’s Health Fund Clinic.

About

Education

Iris Kliers Aboudi

Deputy Director at Wolfson Medical Center

Professional background

Iris serves as Deputy Director at Wolfson Medical Center. From 2015 to 2018 Iris took part at "Inbar" Program, during which she completed an MBA at Tel Aviv university and health care management Internship at Sheba Medical Center. From 2013 to 2015 Iris served as the deputy director of Internal Medicine Department at Sheba. Previously Iris focused on family medicine at the Meuhedet Health Services. Between 2011 - 2017, Iris has served as a group facilitator in a course on medical education and communications at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Medical Specialization: is is currently specializing in healthcare management following a specialization in internal medicine. She completed her internal medicine internship and specialization at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.

About

Iris lives in Kiryat Ono with her husband Yoav and two sons.

Education

Iris holds an MD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Bar Ilan University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Iris is is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Ehud Avraham Kaliner

Deputy to the Head of Public Health Services, Ministry of Health

Professional background

Udi currently serves as the Deputy to the Head of Public Health Services at the Ministry of Health as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management. He is responsible for handling diverse routine and emergency issues in public health. Udi also served as the Assistant to the Head of Public Health Services and was involved in the promotion, management and support of several areas pertaining to public health.While completing his studies, Udi worked as a technician in a clinical laboratory and at the blood bank at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. As a young adult, he volunteered for Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross) as a shift manager in a Jerusalem branch. Medical Specialization: Udi is specializing in healthcare management, following a residency in public health. He completed his specialization at the District Bureau of Health in Tel Aviv. As part of this rocess he worked in a variety of roles, including public liaison, epidemiological analysis of crib death in the istrict and epidemiological investigations. He completed his internship at the Hadassah Medical Center and was chosen as the Outstanding Intern.

About

Udi lives Jerusalem with his wife Ariella and their three daughters. He loves to do cryptic crossword puzzles and play bridge. If he weren’t a doctor he would be a historian or an economist.

Education

Udi holds an MD and Masters in Public Health, summa cum laude, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Udi is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Gil Lavie

Deputy Director General, Carmel Medical Center, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Gil has served as Deputy Director General at the Carmel Medical Center in Haifa since 2014. In this role, he oversees hospital operations including ongoing management of the internal medicine units and emergency room departments, the procurement of medications for the hospital pharmacy as well as the oversight on the Unit for Prevention of Infectious Diseases. Gil is also responsible for the systematic management of medical records in addition to medical tourism and community relations.Previously, he served as a senior doctor in internal medicine also at Carmel Medical Center. He also served as a doctor in the IDF medical reserves in field units and in the medical corps, At his time of release from the army in 2014, Gil was ranked as a major.Medical Specialization: Gil is currently specializing in healthcare management, and he completed his residency in internal medicine at the Carmel Medical Center.

About

Gil lives in Haifa with his wife Naama and their three children.

Education

Gil holds an MD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from the Ben Gurion University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Gil is is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Anan Abbasi

Deputy Director at the Ziv Medical Center in Tsfat

Professional background

Anan is the Deputy Director at the Ziv Medical Center in Tsfat. He previously served as a Medical Advisor to the Director General of Ziv Medical Center in Safed, as part of a board certified fellowship in healthcare management.Befor that, Anan worked at the French Hospital in Nazareth, first as the Deputy Head of the Ophthalmology Department and later as the Department Head. At the same time, Anan served as the Head of Genetic Ophthalmology at the Bnei Zion Hospital in Haifa.For four years, Anan has served as a member of the Israeli Ophthalmologists Association in Israel and a member of the National Consortium for Mapping Genetic Retinal Diseases.As part of his social activism, Anan has the past four years as a committee member of the Society for the Promotion of Health in the Arab Population in Israel (a subsidiary of the Israeli Medical Association). Previously he served as Chairman of Acadimed, promoting health, vocational guidance and raising awareness amongst the Arab population in Israel.Anan specializes in medical administration and completed his residency in ophthalmology, with a focus in ophthalmological genetics and surgery and diseases of the anterior segment of the eye (specialization at the Rothschild Hospital in Paris, France). He completerd his basic specialization in ophthalmology at the Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa, and his internship at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.

About

Anan was born in Haifa, and later moved to Nazareth to work at the French Hospital. He is married to Dalal, a PhD student in Brain Sciences at the Technion and a professional singer. He has two children Lur and Hisham. In his free time Anan writes poetry, produces events, and exercises, mainly tennis and swimming. If he weren’t a doctor, Anan would have been a producer.

Education

Anan holds an MD and MSC in molecular genetics from the Faculty of Medicine, both at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Anan is studying at Tel Aviv University towards an MBA degree, with a focus on health systems management.

Cohort 2

Rizan Sakhnini

Deputy district physician and the Northern district Pediatrician, Maccabi Healthcare Services

Professional background

Rizan is currently the deputy district physician and the northern district pediatrics physician at Maccabi Healthcare Services. Previously she served as the medical manager of the Medical Center in Nazareth Illit and ran the Carmel branch of Maccabi Healthcare Services.While at the Nazareth Illit Medical Center, Rizan managed the medical staff and led internal and external collaborations. Previously, she worked as a private pediatrics physician at Maccabi Healthcare Services.During medical school, Rizan worked as an artificial respiration technician at Rambam Health Care Campus and as a psychometric testing tutor for Kidum in Haifa.Rizan volunteered for the Mariam Association, where she helped establish initiatives to promote cancer awareness among Arab communities. Medical Specialization -Rizan is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in pediatrics. She completed her residency at Rambam Health Care Campus and her internship at the Barzilai Medical Center.

About

Rizan lives in Haifa with her husband Immad and their three children. If she were not a doctor, she would be an engineer.

Education

Rizan holds an MD from the Technion, where she graduated with honors. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Rizan is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Avi Merkado

Deputy district physician, Central district, Maccabi Healthcare Services

Professional background

Avi currently serves as the deputy district physician, for the central district at Maccabi Health Services. Before that, Avi worked for two years as the medical manager of the Jaffa area also for Maccabi, where he was responsible for the general medical management of the area and the medical services Maccabi offers.Prior to that, Avi worked as a family doctor in Jaffa and the surrounding neighborhoods. He was part of the Community Unit initiative which provides extensive treatment for patients with serious conditions upon their release from the hospital and reintegration into their home. His specialty is in healthcare policy.While a student, Avi participated in the Madarom project at Nitzana, an educational youth village, and served as a counselor to Bedouin high school students in Be’er Sheva and Ofakim through the Nitzanei Refoua (Medical Cadets) project. Medical Specialization -Avi is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in family medicine. He completed his residency at Maccabi Healthcare Services, with rotations in pediatrics, internal and emergency care at Tel Aviv Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center, and on the mental health unit at Shalvata Mental Health Center. Avi completed his medical internship at the Barzilai Medical Center, where he was voted most outstanding intern.

About

Avi lives in Ramat Gan with his wife Sharon, and their children Daphne and Eyal. In his spare time, he enjoys tightrope walking, and if he were not a doctor, he would be a psychologist or a pirate.

Education

MEDICAL SPECIALIZATION Avi is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in family medicine. He completed his residency at Maccabi Healthcare Services, with rotations in pediatrics, internal and emergency care at Tel Aviv Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center, and on the mental health unit at Shalvata Mental Health Center. Avi completed his medical internship at the Barzilai Medical Center, where he was voted most outstanding intern.

Rami Grefat

Director of the Care Risk Management & Public Inquiries, Ziv Medical Center

Professional background

Rami currently serves as the Director of Care Risk Management & Public Inquiries at Ziv Medical Center. Previously, as part of his specialization in healthcare management, Rami served as the medical advisor to the Head of the Public Health Services Office in the Ministry of Health. Before that, Rami served as the Deputy Senior Physician at the Health Bureau in Haifa. While at the Heath Bureau, Rami managed various medical, administrative and educational initiatives. He also served as the Head of the Medical Committees that determine mobility impairment by the National Insurance Institute of Israel. Rami’s professional focus is in the field of immunization. He is a board member in the official committee advising the Ministry of Health on infectious diseases and immunizations, and provides medical consultation for patients concerning vaccination in extreme conditions (complex cases and side effects) and to vaccinating healthcare professionals in the local healthcare clinics and Tipat Halav. Rami is also a lecturer and has spent the past five years speaking about the medical practice and advanced nursing in various hospitals and medical centers in Israel, as well as conventions, schools and community centers. Rami is a volunteer doctor at the Jordan River Village where he accompanies and treats children with chronic diseases and adults with disabilities. His medical specialization is in healthcare management. He completed his residency in public health at the Haifa District Health Bureau, and his medical internship at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa.

About

Rami lives in Zarzir with his wife Riam and their four children. In his spare time, he enjoys martial arts. If he were not a doctor, he would be a carpenter.

Education

Rami holds an MD from Hebrew University, and an MPH from Haifa University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Rami is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Dror Dolphin

Medical Advisor to the Head of the Medical Department at Central Administration, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

As part of his specialization in healthcare management, Dror has been serving as a medical advisor to the head of the medical department at the Clalit Healthcare Services hospitals division. In parallel, He serves as an attending psychiatrist at Geha Mental Health Center.In recent years, Dror has worked to promote recognition and systemic treatment for burnout syndrome in the workplace, particularly in the health system, takes part in advancing initiatives to address the burnout of physicians and nursing staff, and lecture about the subject for professional and non-professional audiences. Dror has been volunteering in the "Hosen" ("resilience") center for intervention in trauma and mass disasters, where he served as one of the leaders of the burnout department, and participates in training sessions and workshops countrywide.Before starting medical school, Dror served as a junior staff member in the philosophy and social sciences faculty at Tel Aviv University. In addition, Dror served as the gifted students' project's coordinator in "Ironi Tet" high school in Tel Aviv, where he also taught philosophy Medical SpecializationDror is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in psychiatry. He completed his residency at Brill community center for mental health in Tel Aviv, and his medical internship at the Wolfson Medical Center.

About

Dror lives in Tel Aviv with his wife Gal, and their three children. Before he started to medical school at age 27, he swore he will "never be a doctor". If he were not a doctor, he would be a writer and a professor of philosophy.

Education

Dror holds an MD, as well as a BA and MA in philosophy (both completed with honors) from Tel Aviv University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Dror is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Dov (Dovi) Bachar

Physician Specializing in Fertility and Gynecology

Professional background

Dovi serves as Physician Specializing in Fertility and Gynecology. Dovi previously served as the Medical Advisor to the Head of the Medical Administration at the Ministry of Health. Before that, he served as the Medical Director of the Maccabi Healthcare Services' Northern district. His previous roles include: Medical Assistant to Manager of the Western Galilee Medical Center, Vice Manager of the IVF Unit at Assuta Medical Center in Ramat Hachayal and a senior doctor in the IVF unit in the Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa. In 2012, Dovi was one of the leaders of the medical residents’ national protest for residents' rights. His medical Specialization is in healthcare management, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) at the Rabin Medical Center. He completed his internship at the Barzilai Medical Center. 

About

Dovi lives in Kibbutz Yad Mordekhai with his wife Anat and their children Yotam, Noam, Snir and Amit. Dovi served as a soldier and officer in Shayetet 13, one of IDF’s most prestigious elite units, where he still serves as a commander and doctor in the unit’s reserves. If he were not a doctor, he would establish a diving school for the deaf or a start a fish farm.

Education

Dovi holds an MD and an M.Med.Sc., both from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Dovi is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Keren Zilka

Medical advisor to the director general, Ministry of Health

Professional background

As part of her specialization in healthcare management, Keren has been serving as a medical advisor to the director-general of the Ministry of Health.Prior to her role at the Ministry, Keren was the head of medicine at IDF’s Central Command for two years. While at the IDF, Keren managed the budget, the inspection of all medical personnel and provided oversight for IDF command unit clinics.Keren has held many roles in the IDF, including senior family physician, reserve troops physician and head of the medical committee for new recruits. During her military service, Keren was part of the medical rescue team sent by the IDF to help those affected by the 2014 earthquake in Nepal.Keren is a graduate of the Nachshon program for excellence of the medical corps., cohort 3, 2012.While at Hebrew University, Keren was active in the Medical Students Association where she held several positions including deputy chairperson. Medical Specialization -Keren is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in family medicine. She completed her residency in the family medicine division at the IDF, and spent time working at various medical centers including Clalit Healthcare Services clinics in Kfar Saba and Yahud and at Rabin Medical Center. Keren completed her medical internship at Rabin Medical Center.

About

Keren was raised in the settlement of Barkan and currently lives in Rosh HaAyin with her husband Assaf and daughters Adi, Shani and Tamar. She enjoys singing and cycling and if she were not a doctor, she would be a historian.

Education

Keren holds an MD from Hebrew University, as part of IDF’s medical Atuda program (a unique academic merit program in the military), and an MHA from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. She also holds an associate degree in family medicine from Tel Aviv University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Keren is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Avishay Malkiel

Head of Women's Health Department, Leumit Health Services Medical Division

Professional background

Avishay previously served as the regional physician of the Binyamin and Samaria region, a part of the Jerusalem District at Leumit Health Services. In that role, he was responsible for developing Binyamin and Samaria's medical array. He also worked as a gynecologist in the private and public sectors. Between 2011 and 2014, Avishay served as a senior gynecologist at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. In this role, he supervised the sexual dysfunction clinic at the Maternity and Women’s Health Department. Avishay is responsible for developing the gynecological services at Terem Emergency Medical Centers, where he focuses on implementing principles of action and developing unique telemedical solutions. Avishay was a member of the Beit Shemesh Roundtable Forum, an initiative that aims to bridge the divide between secular, religious and Orthodox Jews. Avishay completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and completed both his residency and his internship at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

About

Avishay lives in Beit Shemesh with wife Orly. They have eight children and three grandchildren. He aspires to integrate medicine, Torah learning and teaching, and enjoys reading, learning and traveling.

Education

Avishay holds an MD from Hebrew University and a BA in Jewish thought from the Amirim Program, an interdisciplinary merit program for liberal arts in partnership with Hebrew University in Jerusalem. During his studies he was recognized as a distinguished student twice. Avishay holds a teacher’s certificate from the Yaacov Hertzog Training Center and teaches in various institutions. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Avishay is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration..

Orit Stein-Reisner

Deputy Director & Medical Director, Reuth Hospital

Professional background

Orit serves as Deputy Director & Medical Director, Reuth Hospital. Previously, she served as Head of the department of mental health, Maccabi Healthcare services. She has been in that role since 2015 and was responsible for the strategic direction and daily operations of the department. Orit supervised hundreds of employees and represents Maccabi in all mental health related issues with government offices.Between 2013-2015, Orit served as the Jerusalem district psychiatrist and regional manager of the mental health department at Maccabi Healthcare Services. Orit also supervised the establishment of mental health clinics in the Jerusalem area under the new mental health reform policies and was responsible for implementing strategic initiatives, recruiting talented professionals and providing expert consultation in the field.Previously, Orit ran the emergency room at the Lev-Hasharon Mental Health Medical Center for 10 years. From 2004 until 2008 she also served as a deputy district psychiatrist in the Ministry of Health.For the past three years, Orit was voted as a distinguished lecturer and tutor in the psychiatry and medical education departments at Tel Aviv University.Orit is a prominent figure at the International College Alumni Association and lectures at various forums and conventions.Medical Specialization -Orit is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in psychiatry. She completed her residency and internship at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer

About

Orit lives in Ganei-Am with her husband Avishai and their three children. She enjoys reading and traveling and if she were not a doctor, she would be a curator at a museum, a literary editor or an explorer.

Education

Orit holds an MD from Tel Aviv University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Orit is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Ali Alhoashle

Medical Director of the Southern District, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Ali currently serves as the Medical Director of the Southern District at the Clalit Healthcare Services. Before that Ali served as the director of the Southern Negev administration, at the Clalit Healthcare Services Southern District.Previously, Ali managed Clalit Healthcare Services clinic in Rahat for 5 years, and the Clalit Healthcare Services clinic in Tel-Sheva .He spent the seven years prior working as a family physician.Ali serves as a board member at Israeli Medical Association (IMA) and their Ethics Chamber. Over the past decade, Ali has taken on various volunteer leadership roles at the southern district medical council and Clalit Healthcare Services national offices.Medical Specialization -Ali is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in family medicine. He completed his residency at Soroka University Medical Center and Youd Alef clinic in Beer Sheva, and his internship at Soroka.

About

Ali was born in the village of Kasser Alsar, and currently lives in Meitar with his wife and five children. If he were not a doctor, he would be a tour guide.

Education

Ali holds an MD from Verona University in Italy and an MPH from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Ali is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Menachem Bitan

District Physician, Jerusalem District, Meuhedet Health Services

Professional background

Menachem is District Physician in Jerusalem District at Meuhedet Health Services. In his previous position he was the Shfela area regional physician for Meuhedet Healthcare Services. In that role, he was responsible for developing and managing treatment programs, professional workshops and an array of research in his field. He also served as a district pediatrics doctor in the Jerusalem district also under Meuhedet. While at Meuhedet, Menachem developed and integrated various treatment methods and taught pediatric medicine to students and residents.Menachem is a member of the Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantations, serves as the chairman of the international organization Patient Advisory and Advocacy Committee and a board member and executive of the Donor Issues Committee for bone marrow donors. In addition, Menachem is a Principal Investigator, leading several research projects for the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Center.Previously, Menachem served as a senior physician, founder and head of the Bone Marrow Transplantation unit at the Hematology Oncological Pediatrics department for pediatric bone marrow transplantation at the Tel Aviv (Ichilov) Sourasky Medical Center. While working at Ichilov, he was appointed a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.He spent time at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as a visiting professor at the bone marrow transplantations and immunological diseases unit.From 2000 until 2007, Menachem was a senior physician at the bone marrow transplantations and tumor immunotherapy units at the Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center. In addition, he was a researcher at the tumor biology unit at Hadassah, where he completed his PhD. For his research, Menachem received several distinguished awards, such as the Faculty of Medicine Award from Hebrew University’s, the Donsky Foundation award and the Dimson award.Menachem volunteers at the Zichron Menachem Association, where he joins trips organized by the association and manages the general medical services.Medical SpecializationMenachem completed his residency pediatrics and pediatric bone marrow transplantations at Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center and Schneider Children’s Medical Center. He completed his internship at Hadassah-Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.

About

Menachem lives in Jerusalem with his wife Liat and their three children. If he were not a doctor, he would be an astronaut at NASA.

Education

Menachem holds an MD and a PhD from Hebrew University. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Menachem is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

Orly Barak

Director of the Geriatrics Division & Interim Director of the Division for the Advancement of Doctors, Ichilov Hospital

Professional background

Orly serves as Director of the Geriatrics Division & Interim Director of the Division for the Advancement of Doctors, Ichilov Hospital. Prior to that, she served as Medical Advisor to the Deputy Director, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. In that position she runed the internship program, managed the residency committee and helped to set the teaching standards employed by the hospital. In addition, Orly is a member of several medical committees including the resuscitation committee and the physician's personnel committee.Previously, Orly served as a senior doctor in the geriatric unit at Ichilov, where she helped develop the geriatric clinic and establish the oncological-geriatric unit, which she still operates today. In addition, Orly was in charge of the Chameleon Project to promote geriatric recovery and the geriatric unit accreditation process.Combining her expertise in geriatric medicine and healthcare management, Orly established Project Zahav, which focuses on treating elderly patients who are under acute hospitalization. The program is supported by the Ministry of Health and the JDC-ESHEL.From 2012 through 2015, Orly served as a tutor and clinical adviser, while continuing to work as a family doctor and an internal medicine specialist at the Clalit Healthcare Services clinic in Beit Shemesh.Orly has led workshops at Hebrew University’s medical school on human sexuality and how to share bad news with patients and families.Medical Specialization -Orly is specializing in healthcare management following a residency in internal and geriatric medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Hadassah Ein-Kerem Medical Center and her residency in geriatrics at Hadassah Mount Scopus (Har Hatzofim) and Tel Aviv Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center. She completed her internship at Hadassah Ein-Kerem Medical Center.

About

Orly lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Idan and their daughter Noam. If she were not a doctor, she would be an interior designer.

Education

Orly holds an MD from Hebrew University and will soon complete an MPH from Tel Aviv University. She received awards for her research work from several foundations. As part of the INBAR Healthcare Management program, Orly is pursuing an MBA at Tel Aviv University with a focus on healthcare systems administration.

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Avraham Yitzhak

Chief Medical Officer of the IDF Southern Command

Professional background

Avi is a colonel in the army, and since 2017 he has served as Chief Medical Officer of the IDF Southern Command.  In this role, Avi oversees of all routine and emergency medical services, including trauma response for the IDF southern command. Previously, Avi served as head of the IDF’s combat medical unit (formerly the trauma unit), where he managed quality control and knowledge transfer for routine and emergency events. Avi was in charged also for developing medical force to prepare for combat, managed all medical documentation and international partnerships as well as all medical services for special forces units, research and development. From 2012 to 2014, Avi served as the chief medical officer in Gaza. In this role he advanced the study of routine and emergency events, visited units and oversaw their preparedness for combat. He oversaw the medical units that participated in Operation Pillar of Defense and in Operation Protective Rock. Avi was also in charge of humanitarian activities in the hospital for wounded Syrians in the Golan Heights. Earlier in his career Avi served as head of the medical department of the IDF southern command, a physician in the Magellan special forces, and the physician of the 101 regiment of the paratroopers' brigade. On Israel's 62nd Independence Day, Avi lit a beacon in the main ceremony on Mount Herzl. Avi is a general surgeon. He completed his residency in general surgery at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.

About

Avi lives in Be'er Sheva with his wife, Ghent, and their four children: Lior, Inbal, Emanuel and Daniel. In his leisure time, Avi enjoys watching the History Channel, jogging and cooking.

Education

Avi holds an M.D. from the Faculty of Medicine at Ben Gurion University. He also has an MHA degree from the School of Management at Ben Gurion University. In the Inbar program, Avi is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Idit Segal

Acting deputy to the head of the Medical Administration, the Ministry of Health

Professional background

Idit has served as the Acting Deputy to the Head of the Medical Administration in the Ministry of Health since 2016. Previously, Idit worked as medical assistant to the head of the medical administration in the Ministry of Health.From 2011 to 2015, Idit served as a senior physician in the pediatric gastroenterological unit at the Wolfson Medical Center in Hulon. She also, worked as a pediatrician in Leumit Health Services' Clinic in Kiryat Gat, and as a pediatric gastroenterological consultant for Leumit Health Services’ southern region.Between 2008 and 2010, Idit was a senior physician in the pediatric gastroenterological unit at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem and a pediatrician for Maccabi Healthcare Services.Idit specializes in pediatrics. She completed her residency at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem. She also completed a sub-specialty in pediatric gastroenterology in Vancouver, Canada and has an additional specialty in medical administration from the Ministry of Health. Idit completed her medical internship (with honors) at the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva

About

Idit lives in Mazkeret Batya with her husband, Amir, and their three children. In her free time, she enjoys intensive sports activities, hosting and cooking.

Education

Idit holds an MD from Tel Aviv University. In the Inbar program, Idit is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Rachel Luzzati

Director of Haifa administration, District of Haifa and Western Galilee, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

In her position as Director of the Clalit clinics in Haifa, Rachel is responsible for developing work plans and for leading organizational processes, while inspiring the staff to advance patients’ health.From 2005 to 2012 Rachel was a family physician and the director of the Clalit Clinic in Karmiel which provides primary care services and consultation. In recognition of her work managing this clinic, as well as for leading other health processes in the city-- Rachel received the Excellence in Management award from the CEO of Clalit. Previously, Rachel was a family doctor in the Clalit Health Services Clinic in Nahariya.As part of her community service, over the last years, Rachel established and managed social networking groups for sharing and mutual aid in the community. She participated in Bewellhaifa - an innovative community in the Haifa Development Company. She also serves in the emergency system in her town. In addition, from 2001-2012 Rachel served as an instructor on medical issues: sex education, the dangers of smoking and other subjects. Concurrently, Rachel provided medical care to new immigrants at the Bnei Menashe Absorption Center. She also served as a doctor for Southern Lebanese Army (SLA) soldiers and their families for several months, until they moved to their permanent homes.Rachel graduated from the Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. She completed her specialty in family medicine at the Technion in Haifa. She completed her medical internship at Ziv Medical Center in Safed

About

Rachel lives in Mizpeh Harashim in the heart of a nature reserve, with her husband, Hugo and their five children. She loves traveling throughout Israel and abroad.

Education

Rachel holds an MD and BA in biology with honors both from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In the Inbar program, Rachel is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Eliaz Miller

Deputy Director General, Barzilai Medical Center

Professional background

Eliaz currently serves as the Deputy Director General, of Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba. As Deputy Director General, Eliaz manages the urgent care division, inpatient departments, several clinics, as well as imaging and emergency services.Between 2015 and 2018, Eliaz was the deputy director general of the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon where he oversaw the operating room, the urgent care unit, the pharmacy division in addition to several clinics. Eliaz also directed finance trainings for residents and interns.Previously, Eliaz managed the quality assurance division at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. He directed medical training of all physicians, integration of working procedures, management of the accreditation system as well as satisfaction surveys and quality inspections. During this time Eliaz also served as a lecturer on health systems' management at the Ramat Gan Academic College.From 2011 to 2014, Eliaz was the chief intern in the internal medicine division at the Sourasky Medical Center, overseeing professional advancement, the daily management and the representation of the residents in the internal departments as well as various clinics.From 2009-2015 Eliaz was the physician in-charge of emergency preparedness at the Tel Aviv Medical Center. His role included ensuring preparedness for mass-casualty incidents, doctors and staff training, and the hospital's adherence to the Ministry of Health and home front command's regulations. During this period, Eliaz completed residencies in internal medicine and medical administration.Eliaz participated in five delegations on behalf of the Foreign Ministry to Africa, where he trained hospital staff and emergency services professionals on urgent medicine and disaster situations.Eliaz is a lieutenant colonel in the IDF reserves, a graduate of the medical officers' course and until recently, served as the deputy commander of the southern command's medical service.Eliaz specializes in internal medicine and medical administration. He completed his internship and his residencies at the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

About

Eliaz lives in Tel Aviv with his partner Adi and their tree children. In his free time, Eliaz plays the piano and is a very slow endurance runner.

Education

Eliaz holds an MD from Ben Gurion University and a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management from Tel Aviv University. In the Inbar program, Eliaz is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Nereman Kabaha

Manager of 360° National Program for Children and Youth at Risk, Petah Tikva City Council

Professional background

360° supports local governments as they develop and implement programming for at-risk youth. Bat-Sheva has managed the national program in the city since 2013. As manager, Bat-Sheva oversees internal operations, implements efficient work processes and inter-corporate collaboration, and supervises strategy for working with atrisk youth. Prior to joining 360°, Bat-Sheva managed the PACT program in Rehovot and worked as a coordinator of the Rehovot City Council Youth Center.

About

Bat-Sheva is married with three daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading. She has mentored high school students to support their personal and professional growth.

Education

Bat-Sheva holds an MBA and BA from Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, as well as a diploma in Career Development Consultation from Tel Aviv University.

Noam Yehudai

Medical Advisor to Hospital Management, Bnai Zion Medical Center

Noam Yehudai

Medical Advisor to Hospital Management, Bnai Zion Medical Center

Maor Maman

Deputy Director, Rabin Medical Center

Maor Maman

Deputy Director, Rabin Medical Center

Professional background

Previously, Maor served as the Assistant to the Director of Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva, overseeing medical technologies and medical equipment.Since 2011, he has served as a senior physician, surgeon and Head of the Fibroids Clinic in the women's hospital in Rabin Medical Center. Maor has served as a head tutor for a number of years, and trained dozens of students. He coordinates the continuing education course for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. In addition, he was elected to the Board of the Israeli Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is responsible for the Association's position paper.Maor received certificates of excellence for teaching from the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.Maor staffed the field hospital in the Philippines built by the IDF after the devastating hurricane in November 2013. Previously, Maor managed the mentorship program for the Perach Project at the Technion in Haifa.Maor is an IDF Major in reserves and the commanding officer of the general staff's medical regiment, commanding more than 300 reservists.Maor specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. He completed his residency at Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva, and his internship at Beilinson Hospital.

About

Education

Rabia Khalaila

Head of the Department of Nursing, Zefat Academic College

Professional background

Since 2009, Rabia has served as Head of the Undergraduate Department of Nursing in the Academic College in Safed. Rabia manages the program, management of administrators and faculty and works closely with the Ministry of Health and the Council for Higher Education.As of October 2018, Rabia assumed office as Vice President for Academic Affairs of the College. As such he is responsible for the development, support and supervision of new and existing curricula for bachelor's and master’s degrees in the College, the advancement of quality and excellence in teaching, the development and promotion of research by lecturers of the College and procurement of prestigious research grants.From 2005 through 2009 Rabia was the chief nurse in the ICU and was responsible for managing the staff, the budget and the upholding of professional standards.Rabia is involved in a number of volunteer activates including the HaShalom Association for the Treatment of the Aged in Sakhnin, the Sakhnin Municipal Council and has worked to advance health and welfare in the city.

About

Rabialives in Sakhnin with his wife Inas and their four children. He grew up in a family of two parents and seven children. In his leisure time he enjoys working in the garden, playing with his young children and hiking with his family.

Education

Rabia has a Doctorate in Gerontology from the School of Social Work from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Post-Doctorate in Gerontology from Haifa University. He received a BSN (Bachelor’s in Nursing) with honors from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MPH (Master’s in Public Health) in Administration and the Economics of Health from Hebrew University. Rabia is a leading researcher in the field of gerontology and nursing in Israel and internationally. His his research has been published in scientific journals both in Israel and worldwide. In 2018 the Council of Higher Education appointed Rabia Associate Professor of Health. In the Inbar program, Rabia is studying for a master's degree in Health Systems Administration at Tel Aviv University.

Inna Shugaev

Head of Acute Geriatrics department Fliman Geriatric Hospital

Professional background

IInna has managed the Acute Geriatrics A Department at the Geriatric Hospital in Haifa since 2015. She also is a member in the Israeli Geriatrics Association, which she joined in 2005. From 2012 to 2015 she served on the association's audit committee. In addition, Inna lectures at the Technion School of Medicine, advises students and teaches in geriatrics training courses for physicians in retirement homes on behalf of the Ministry of Health. Previously, Inna served as the chief physicians at the  internal medicine department(1A) at the Carmel Medical Center. Before that she was a senior physician in the internal medicine division of the Medical Center and a senior physician in the Western Galilee - Haifa districts' geriatric clinic of Clalit Health Services. In 2015 Inna won an award for her outstanding contribution to the teaching of geriatrics from the Technion School of Medicine. Inna specializes in internal medicine and geriatrics. She completed her residency in geriatrics at the Fliman Geriatric Hospital in Haifa, and internal medicine residency at Carmel Medical Center. She completed her internship in medicine at the Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa. Inna is also a graduate of a three-year course in psycho-geriatrics from Tel Aviv University.

About

Inna lives in Kiryat Motzkin with her son. In her free time, she enjoys listening to jazz music and to traveling both in Israel and abroad.

Education

Inna has an MD from the Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy. In the Inbar program she is studying for an MBA with a specialization in Heath Services Administration, at Tel Aviv University.

Gilad Bodenheimer

Head of Mental Health, Maccabi Healthcare Services

Professional background

Before taking on his current role, Gilad served as the Head of Mental Health services for Leumit Health Services  Jerusalem District. Following the Mental Health Reform of 2012, Gilad established the clinic and oversaw the implementation of the district’s mental health services. He also worked as a child psychiatrist.Gilad also initiated a campaign to raise awareness and bring attention to mental health services among the ultra-Orthodox population. This initiative aimed to make mental health services more accessible while also reducing the biases associated with seeking support for mental health challenges.From 2006-2013 Gilad worked in the adolescent psychiatric ward at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem, initially as a resident and then as a senior physician. While in this role, Gilad gave lectures and ran trainings at the hospital and encouraged collaboration between physicians and psychologists.Gilad also worked as a child psychiatrist for Tushiya, a nonprofit that offers support and care to ultra-Orthodox adolescents in Bnei Brak. He also offers consultancy services to the senior staff at the Shiluv Institute of Therapy for Couples and Family.In his volunteer capacity, Gilad served as a board member of the Pelech community (2015-2017) and volunteered at the Israel Anti-Drugs Authority (2014-2018). Previously, Gilad directed a project named Perach, a nonprofit that serves children with cerebral palsy, co-founded a club for children with down-syndrome in Be'er Sheva, and established a club for new immigrant students in academic institutions in the south. He has also been involved in the JDC, as well as the Israeli Cancer Society.In 2017 Gilad was awarded "the district's medal of excellence" by the Jerusalem District management of Leumit Health Services.Gilad is an IDF captain in reserves. Previously, he served as a regimental medical officer in the IDF Northern Command, and in the reserves, he is in the IAF.Gilad specializes in child psychiatry. He completed his residency at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem and his medical internship at the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva with honors.

About

Gilad lives in Jerusalem with his wife Yaarit, a family doctor, and their four children. If he had not been a doctor, he would have researched Hebrew literature and worked as an informal education. In his free time, he enjoys reading and travelling.

Education

Giald holds an MD from Ben Gurion University and he is a graduate of the couples and family therapy program of the Shiluv Institute in Jerusalem. He also holds a master's degree in Hebrew literature (research track) of the literature department at Ben Gurion University. In the Inbar program, Gilad is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Yuval Geffen

Director of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Rambam Health Care Campus

Professional background

Yuval has served as the Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the Rambam Health Care Campus since 2012. Yuval oversees the diagnostic clinical lab with a staff of 21 clinicians managing over 170,000 tests per year. He is also responsible for performing advanced diagnoses for disease-causing pathogens for hospitalized patients, for the development of advanced molecular diagnosis tests as well as for the planning and creation of cross-hospital work plans. In addition, Yuval is a lecturer at the Technion's medical faculty and a member of different professional committees of both the hospital and the Ministry of Health.Between 2008 and 2012, Yuval managed the unit for molecular diagnosis of the clinical microbiology laboratory at Rambam hospital. In this capacity, he managed the unit specializing in the molecular diagnosis of microorganisms in clinical samples, developing work methods and research used for staff training.His voluntary activities include advancement of the professional status of medical laboratories employees. Yuval is a member of the Israeli Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and supports training and educational programs of the Rambam Hospital for Haifa area high school students.Yuval is the representative of his home community Lotem, in the Misgav Regional Council's assembly where he works to advance educational services in the Council's peripheral communities.

About

Yuval lives in Lotem in the Misgav Regional Council.

Education

Yuval holds a B.Sc. in biology from Tel Aviv University, an M.Sc. with honors and a Ph.D. from the biotechnology and molecular microbiology department of Tel Aviv University. In addition, he has an MHA from Haifa University. In the Inbar program, Gilad is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Sharon Alroy Preis

Quality and Patient Safety Division Director, Carmel Medical Center, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Sharon directs the quality and safety division at Carmel Medical Center in Haifa and has served as member of the Board of Directors since 2015. In this position, Sharon is responsible for leading projects for the improvement of the quality and safety of care in the hospital, the therapeutic continuum of hospital-and-community, monitoring and improving quality indices, analysing and reporting incidents, and preparing the hospital for the accreditation examination (JCI (.  Before this Sharon was a senior physician in the internal medicine division and unit for infectious diseases and their prevention at Carmel Medical Center.From 2010 to 2013, Sharon was the New Hampshire State Epidemiologist. In this role, she was responsible for superving and inspecting infectious diseases of in the state of New Hampshire. She was also responsible for investigating outbreaks of infectious diseases and served as a liaison between the Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).Sharon also integrated quality assurance in the Department of Health, that included the development of an online platform for displaying public health data (New Hampshire Health WISDOM).In 2007, Sharon was nominated an "outstanding lecturer" by the Medical Faculty of the Technion. In 2010, she won a prize for her remarkable work to improve timing for the administration of emergency antibiotics. In 2015, she was awarded a prize for excellence for her work to improve safety in the administration of chemotherapy, and in 2016 she won a prize her work to improve the treatment of CVA at a conference on Transparency in Medicine of the Ministry of Health.Sharon specialized in internal medicine, public health and preventative medicine and completed a specialization in infectious diseases and the prevention of infectious diseases in the United States. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Carmel Medical Center in Haifa, and her residencies in infectious diseases and preventative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in the United States. Sharon also graduated the prestigious program Leadership in Preventive Medicine at Dartmouth College. This program's goal is to train physicians to be quality leaders, and she was the program's chief resident. She completed her internship in medicine with honors at the Rambam Medical Center.

About

Sharon lives in Haifa with her husband, Meir, and their four boys: Eitan, Gilad, Yonatan and Yoav. She enjoyes dancing, hiking, skiing, photography and reading.

Education

Sharon holds an MD (with honors) from the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion. She also holds a masters of public health (MPH) from Dartmouth College in the United States.In the Inbar program, Sharon is completing a master's degree in business administration specializing on medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Assi Albert Cicurel

Community Doctor, Sub-Specialty in Healthcare Management with Clalit HMO & Secretary Member of the Israeli Medical Association

Professional background

Assi is a community doctor and an integrative community physician for Clalit HMO. In this role, Assi manages health services teams both at the regional and community levels through the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council. Through 2009, he served as a physician in several Ethiopian immigrant absorption centers.Assi has offered integrative community care and has directed several Clalit projects. He is a community physicians representative in the Israeli Medical Association.Assi also serves as the Medical Director for Clalit's Prescription Information Project, which is the online medical division of Clalit’s central office. Assi manages the writing team that is responsible for writing medical content for the general public.Before completing his studies, Assi served as a nurse at the Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. He also mentored and supported IDF orphans and bereaved families on behalf of the Ministry of Defense's Rehabilitation Department.As part of his volunteer activities, Assi represents the community doctors’ organziation for the Israel Medical Association and is a member of the National Secretariat of the Doctors’ Organization.Assi is the author of a popular blog that focuses on community medicine, the periphery and health. He was also instrumental in founding a professional network of 400 family practitioner doctors. Assi was the medic in the Negev Mountain Rescue Unit, which leads international rescue and assistance operations after natural disasters. He also founded and managed a volunteer medical center in a Negev Bedouin village.Assi teaches at Ben Gurion University and serves as an instructor for residents specializing in family medicine.Assi is a major in the IDF reserves and served as a regiment doctor for the paratroopers and infantry corps until 2016.Assi was awarded the CEO's excellence award at Clalit Health Services in 2012.Assi is a specialist in family medicine. He completed his residency at Clalit Health Services' southern district and his internship in medicine at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.

About

Assi lives in Kibbutz Tlalim in the Negev with his wife, Inbal and their four children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing computer games, writing and daydreaming. He is waiting impatiently for retirement.

Education

Assi holds an MD degree as well as a degree in Health Systems Management Studies (MHA) both from Ben Gurion University. Assi is a graduate of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Tucson, Center for Integrative Medicine. In the Inbar program, Assi is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Shimon Burshtein

Attending physician and deputy head of department, The Psychiatric Division, Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer

Professional background

Since 2016 Shimon has served as a specialist in the third Psychiatric Ward of the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. In addition, Shimon is the Ward’s Acting Deputy Director as well as the Assistant Director of the Rehabilitation Hospital in Sheba.Shimon volunteers as a psychiatrist at an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva for people suffering with psychiatric illnesses and as a psychiatrist at the Levinsky Clinic. Between 2003-2008, he volunteered in hostels for psychiatric patients as part of the Good Neighbour program in Beer Sheva and the mobile clinic for the Bedouin Diaspora.Shimon served in the IDF as an officer in the Operational Intelligence Unit of the air force. Today he serves as a psychiatrist in the army reserves with the rank of major.In 2013 he was awarded a Niser Foundation scholarship to study Affective Neuroscience. The same year he also won a prize for an outstanding scientific poster and a scholarship to travel to the ECNP Conference in Barcelona. Shimon has taken has published seven clinical and epidemiological articles in different areas of psychiatry as well articles in European Union conferences about schizophrenia.Shimon is a specialist in psychiatry. He completed his residency at the Sheba Medical Center – Tel Hashomer and his medical internship at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.

About

Shimon lives in Kiryat Ono with his wife, Efrat, and their two children Asaf and Uri. He likes history and shows a strange, fierce affection for clocks and pens.

Education

Shimon holds an MD from Ben Gurion University in the Negev. He is currently studying toward a MSc. in Affective Neuroscience from Mastricht University and the University of Florence (a combined degree).In the Inbar program Shimon is studying for an MBA with a specialization in Health Systems, in Tel Aviv University

Shani Brosh

Head of Medical Staff, Military Ombudsman Commissioner, IDF

Professional background

Shani is a lieutenant colonel in the Israeli Defence Forces and since 2015 has served as Head of Medical Staff, Military Ombudsman Commissioner. In this position, Shani oversees all complaints about medical issues, and directs the investigation from both a macro and micro lens. She aims to identify the root of the problem and recommend various interventions as well as improvements. Shani encourages a culture of reporting and continuous learning.Between 2009-2011 Shani was the Commander of the Tertiary Medical System in the Northern Command of the Israel Defense Forces. She was responsible directing complex care for soldiers and their families. In this role, Shani managed a interdisciplinary staff and encouraged cooperation with the civilian health system, the Department of the Injured in the army and the Rehabilitation Department in the Ministry of Defense. She has always maintained her practice as a family physician in the clinic in Yokneam Ilit and Tirat Hacarmel. Shani volunteers as a facilitator offering trainings on communications skills and peer groups for army doctors. She examines candidates for the Tzameret program as part of the entrance exams for the Faculty of Medicine in Jerusalem. Previously, Shani worked as a family doctor treating injured Syrians in the army hospital in the Golan. Shani is an active partner and third generation outreach coordinator for People from Lublin and their Descendants, a nonprofit organization.  In 2013 the GOD Home Front Command and Chief Medical Officer awarded Shani a Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation for her participation in the Operation Islands of Hope – a humanitarian aid delegation to the Philippines. In 2009 she was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Chief Medical Officer.Shani is a specialist in family medicine. She completed her residency in the Department for Family Medicine of Clalit Medical Services in the Haifa and Western Galilee Region and her internship in medicine at the Emek Medical Center in Afula.

About

Shani lives in Haifa with her husband, Nadav, and their two children Shira and Rotem. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing poetry, listening to and playing music and singing. She likes to travel the world with her family.

Education

Shani has an MD from the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion in Haifa through the IDF's Academic Reserves. Shani is also at work on her MHA in Haifa University. In the Inbar program she is studying for an MBA with a specialization in Heath Services Administration, at Tel Aviv University.

Yael Shachor-Meyouhas

Attending Physician in the Infectious Diseases Unit and the Deputy Director of Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital, Rambam Health Care Campus

Professional background

Yael has served as the Deputy Head of Pediatrics at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa since 2016, Yael focuses on staff development, specifically training young doctors and residents. In addition, Yael leads comprehensive projects in the field of pediatrics.Yael is also a senior physician in the pediatric infectious disease unit where she advises on issues related to infectious disease at the Roth Children's’ Hospital. Her focus is on patients suffering from immunosuppression - both in clinical work and in trial studies. In 2015-2017 she was a member of the Committee of the Association for Infectious Diseases in Israel.  She served on the specialization exam committee in pediatric and infectious diseases. In addition, Yael has served as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion in Haifa since 2015.Yael is a member of the Israeli and European societies for infectious diseases and infectious diseases in children (ESPID, ECCMID).In 2010, Yael received the Lineal Award for Clinical Excellence of Rambam Medical Center. In 2013 and 2014 she was chosen an outstanding lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, and in 2017 she won the Miriam Ben-Haim Award for a significant contribution-- for her course entitled To Be A Doctor at the Technion. In 2017 Yael was named Outstanding Employee at the Rambam Medical Campus.As part of her volunteer work, Yael instructed groups of students at the Aliyah school in the Bat Galim neighborhood on issues related to hygiene and healthy lifestyle. Yael was also a member of Carmel Zevulun School forum for parents. Today, she volunteers for the response team in her community.Yael completed her specializations in pediatrics (2006) and in infectious diseases (2009) with honors. She completed both her internship and residency at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.

About

Yael lives in a Nofit with her husband, Raviv, and their children Ido, Tamar, Assaf and Michal. In her spare time she likes to read books, bake and play sports.

Education

Yael has an MD from the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion, and she is a certified coach by the Coaching Association of Israel (2016).In the Inbar program, Yael is studying for a master's degree in business administration specializing in medical services management at Tel Aviv University.

Cohort 4

Ibrahim Abu Kaf

Pediatric, Child Healthcare Center Tal Sheva, Clalit Health Services and Council Member, Al-Kasom Regional Council

Professional background

Ibrahim became a pediatrician in 2016. Since then, he has been a unit director at the  Center for Child Health at Tel Sheba. In addition, Ibrahim is the director of Clalit Health Services Umm Batin Clinic, a position he has held since 2018.Ibrahim has been a member of the El-Kassum Regional Council since 2017. He oversees the council's health portfolio and runs several committees. He is also a member of the Abu Basma Regional Planning and Building Committee.Ibrahim is active in the Umm Batin community in the areas of preventive medicine and infrastructure accessibility and is part of a government initiative to promote education, employment and infrastructure development.In addition, Ibrahim serves as a faculty member at the Soroka University Center.Ibrahim specializes in pediatrics. He completed his internship at Soroka Medical Center and his residency at Barzilai Hospital.

About

Ibrahim lives in the town of Umm Batin. He is married to Safa and they have four children. In his spare time, he likes caring for animals and taking trips in nature.

Education

Ibrahim received his MD degree from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany. In the framework of the Inbar program, Ibrahim is studying for an MBA specializing in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Tal Adiv – Arad

Deputy Regional Medical Director, Maccabi Healthcare Services

Professional background

Since 2016, Tal has been the deputy medical director for the Sharon district for Maccabi Health Services. Previously she was an area medical director – also at Maccabi Health Services. From 2012-2014 she was a senior physician in the Trauma Unit at the Brill Mental Health Center. Concurrently, from 2013-2018, she was a consulting psychiatrist at Kfar Izun, and currently serves as the medical director of the Department of Overseas Mental Health Rescue in the framework of RESCUE ONE. Tal is a specialist in psychiatry. She completed her internship at the Brill Mental Health Center of the Clalit Medical Fund and her residency at Assaf Harofeh Hospital. She is currently completing an internship in healthcare management in Maccabi Health Services.

About

Tal lives in Herzliya. She is married to Tzachi and is the mother of Amit and May. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and sports.

Education

Tal holds and MD from the University of Milan in Italy. In the framework of the INBAR program, Tal is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Susanna Mostovoi

Head of the Women Psychiatry Department, Beer Yakov Mental Health Hospital

Professional background

Suzanna serves as the medical assistant to the director of the Beer Yaakov Nes Ziona  Mental Health Center for issues of quality of care and psychiatric day treatment and the supervisor, a position she has held since 2019. Beginning in 2016, she managed the Department of Psychiatry for Women and previously she spent seven years as a senior physician at the center. Concurrently, since 2015, Suzanna served as the chair of the internship committee at the Beer Yaakov Nes Ziona Mental Health Center, is a member of the Psychiatric Association and as well as the Forum for Gender Equality in Hospitals. Suzanna advanced a case management project in her department and later in the entire hospital. Suzanna is a specialist in general psychiatry. She completed her internship at the Beer Yaakov Nes Ziona Mental Health Center, and her residency at Barzilai Hospital. She is currently interning in the Medical Administration at the Ministry of Health.

About

Suzanna was born in Ukraine and immigrated to Israel in 2000. She currently lives in Ashkelon. She is married to Vladimir and is the mother of two children. In her free time, she likes hiking and playing badminton. If she had not become a doctor, she would have liked to study international relations.

Education

Suzanna holds an MD from Vinnitsa National Medical University in Ukraine, and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Suzanna is studying in the continuing education track in healthcare administration at Tel Aviv University.

Galia Barkai

Assistant to the Deputy CEO for Medicine and Innovation, Sheba Medical Center

Professional background

In 2019 Galia began serving as director of the unit for infectious diseases in children at  Safra Children’s Hospital of the Sheba Medical Center. Since 2018, she has been a member of the Sheba administration, as an intern in healthcare administration. Concurrently, since 2015 she has been the coordinator of telemedicine at Sheba.Previously, beginning in 2008, Galia served at Sheba as a consultant for infectious diseases in children and as a senior physician in children’s ward B. From 2009-2012 she was responsible for the pediatric internship program and from 2012-2017 she was deputy department director.From 2006-2008, Galia was a consultant in infectious diseases and deputy department director in children’s ward A at Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva.Galia interned in pediatrics at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot, and in infectious diseases at Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva. She is currently completing an internship in healthcare administration in the Sheba Medical Center administration.

About

Galia lives in Kfar HaRif. She is married to Noam and is the mother of Adi, Roi and Ron. In her free time, she accompanies jeep trips overseas and participates in humanitarian assistance missions around the world.

Education

Galia received her MD from Tel Aviv University.In the framework of the INBAR program, she is studying for an MBA with specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Lucian Tatsa-Laur

Head of Clinical Branch, Mental Health Department, Medical Corps, IDF

Professional background

Lucian has served as the director of the clinical branch of the mental health department of the IDF since 2017. Prior to his current role, he was a senior physician at the Gehah Mental Health Center and a psychiatric consultant at the Rabin-Beilinson Medical Center. Prior to that, he served for three years as the head of the psychiatric unit in the mental health department of the IDF. Previously, from 2008-2013, he continued his service in the department as a psychiatrist in several roles, among them Air Force Psychiatrist and Intelligence Corps Psychiatrist.In addition to his clinical work, since 2013, Lucian has taught in the Psychotherapy program at Tel Aviv University and at NATAL (Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center). He is also engaged in research on suicide and responses to stress. His psychiatric interest is in relational theories, sexuality and gender, and political and class aspects of psychotherapy. His research studies include military psychiatry, suicide prevention and assessment, and early intervention after trauma exposure. Lucian is a specialist in psychiatry. He completed his internship at the Gehah Mental Health Center in Petach Tikva and his residency in medicine at Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba.

About

Lucian lives in Yafo with his partner Guy. They have three children: Ella, David and Eitan. His hobbies include literature, philosophy, cooking and restaurants.

Education

Lucian received his MD from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is a graduate of the Psychotherapy program and the relational psychology track at Tel Aviv University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Lucian is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Merav Ben Natan

Director of Nursing School, Hillel-Yaffe Medical Center

Professional background

Merav Ben Natan has served as the director of the Pat Matthews Academic School of   Nursing at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera since 2010. Among her many additional roles, Merav is a lecturer in the nursing department at Tel Aviv University, chair of the Heart Forum – the forum of directors of nursing schools in Israel, a member of a variety of policy-making committees, among them the Ministry of Health’s Ministry CEO’s Committee on Family Violence and the Violence Committee at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Chair of the Helsinki subcommittee at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, and Editor of “Guf Yeda” – a nursing research journal.From 2011-2018, Merav was the chair of the Israeli Association for Nursing Research.Merav has published more than 80 scientific articles in international journals.

About

Merav lives in Pardes Hanna. She is married and the mother of two children. In her free time, she enjoys sports, is active in preventing family violence, primarily against elders, volunteers for elders in the community, and enjoys hosting and cooking.

Education

Merav holds a PhD from the University of Haifa and received both her bachelor’s and master’s in nursing (with distinction) from Tel Aviv University. Merav completed a training program specializing in nursing administration and a training program for administrative reserve for the Civil Service Commission. In the framework of the INBAR program, Merav is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Moflah Ataika

Director of the Clinic, Clalit Health Services and Board Chair, Southern District Physicians' Committee

Professional background

Moflah has served as the director of the Family Medical Center in Rahat since 2015.   Concurrently, he is the regional consultant on diabetes and a home hospice physician in Rahat and in kibbutzim in the Negev area. From 2009-2015, Moflah directed the Segev Shalom Clinic, and previously he served Bedouin communities at the Al-Atrash Clinic as the sole physician, as well as a consultant to several small clinics.In the framework of his community service, Moflah is the chair of the Physicians’ Committee in the Southern district, and a member of the National Secretariat of the Clalit Physicians’ Organization. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rahat Economic Development Company.Moflah is a specialist in family medicine. He completed his internship at the Soroka Medical Center and at Clinic 11 in Beer Sheva, and he also completed his residency at Soroka. In addition, he has a specialization in palliative care, for which he trained at the hospice in Beer Sheva and in a short professional training course in England for mid-career professionals. In addition, he successfully completed a training course for physicians in diabetes conducted by the Israeli Endocrinology Association and the National Council on Diabetes.

About

Moflah was born in Gan Yavneh and lives in the city of Rahat. He is married to Iman, a high school teacher and is the father of four children – one girl and three boys.

Education

Moflah received his MD from the University of Kiel in Germany, and his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. In the framework of the INBAR program, Moflah is studying for his MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Noa Triki

Head of Health Technology Policy Department, Maccabi Healthcare Services

Professional background

Noa has served as the director of the Department of Medical Technology Policy of  Maccabi Healthcare Systems since 2008. In the framework of her position, she is responsible for the evaluation of medical technologies and setting policy for inclusion of technologies and she represents the Health Fund on the medical benefits subcommittee. From 2002-2008, she was the district pharmacist and directed pharmaceutical policy in the district. Previously, she was the director of Maccabi Pharmacies.In the framework of her community service, Noa was one of the founders of the Israeli chapter of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and served as the chair of the society. Currently she is a member of the Executive Board. Concurrently, for the past 10 years, she has been a leader of the parent steering committee of a youth movement in her hometown.

About

Noa lives in Givat Shmuel. She is the mother of three children: Einav, Omri and Lotem. In her free time, she enjoys sports, hiking and reading.

Education

Noa holds a PhD in healthcare systems management from Ben Gurion University, a master’s in clinical pharmacy and a bachelor’s in pharmacy, both from Hebrew University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Noa is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

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Haim Hoffert

Erez Karp

Northern Command Surgeon, Military Medical Academy, IDF Medical Corps

Professional background

Erez is the medical commander of the Northern command. He previously held various   positions as a medical officer in the IDF Medical Corps. From 2016-2018 he was the commander of the command track at the School for Military Medicine. Prior to that, from 2014-2016, he was divisional medical officer for the 162nd Division.Erez specializes in internal medicine. He completed his internship at the Soroka Medical Center. In addition, Erez has begun an internship in medical administration directed by Soroka Medical Center.

About

Erez lives in Beer Sheva with his partner Dana, a dentist, and their three children.

Education

Erez holds an MD and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) – both from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Erez is studying in the continuing education track for healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Wisam Maree

Chief Psychologist and Staff Supervisor- Rahat Mental Health Clinic, Clalit Health Services. Clinical Psychology Supervisor - Psychiatric Unit, Soroka University Medical Center.

Professional background

Wisam has served as the chief psychologist at the Rahat Mental Health Clinic of Clalit   Health Services since 2014. Concurrently, she is a clinical supervisor in the psychiatry department at Soroka. From 2011-2014, Wisam was a clinical supervisor in the Eating Disorders Unit at Soroka. She also worked in the Educational Psychology Service in Beer Sheva between the years 2005-2015. From 2002-2007 Wisam was the district psychologist for the Ministry of Education. Prior to that, from 2000-2003, she directed the Educational Psychology Service in Ararat an-Naqab. Concurrently, from 1998-2006, she worked as a clinical psychologist in the Mental Health Center in Beer Sheva. Alongside this work, Wisam was the coordinator of the master’s program in educational psychology for the Arab community and an outside lecturer in the program (from 2002-2017). Wisam is a specialist in clinical psychology supervision and educational psychology. She completed internships in clinical supervision in the psychiatry department at Soroka, clinical psychology at the Mental Health Center in Beer Sheva, and in educational psychology in the Educational Psychology Service in Beer Sheva.

About

Wisam was born in Shefaram and lives in Laqiya. She is married and is the mother of four children: Basal, Hanan, Haytem and Warad. She is a member of the Hagar: Jewish Arab Education for Equality community, is one of the founders of the bilingual school in Beer Sheva, and volunteers in various activities in the Bedouin community.

Education

Wisam is completing her PhD in the education department at Ben Gurion University. She holds a master’s in clinical psychology and a bachelor’s in psychology and english from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Yaron Sacher

Head, Department of Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital and Board Chair, Israeli Union of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Israel Medical Association

Professional background

Yaron is the director of the Head Injury Rehabilitation Department at Loewenstein Hospital where he has served since 2008. Prior to this, he worked in the Brain Rehabilitation Department at the hospital as a specialist in rehabilitation medicine.For many years, Yaron has been active on the board of the Association for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: as a member, as secretary, and since 2017 as chair of the board. In this position, he has taken an active role in shaping internship programs in the profession, has chaired on scientific committees for various conferences, and has participated in the diverse professional activities of this association and the medical association. In addition, Yaron serves as the chair of the Physicians’ Committee at his hospital. Yaron specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He completed his internship at Loewenstein Hospital and his residency at Beilinson Hospital.

About

Yaron lives in Kochav Yair. He is married to Binah and is the father of three children. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, designing aquariums and listening to music.

Education

Yaron holds an MD degree from Tel Aviv University.In the framework of the INBAR program, Yaron is studying for an MBA with specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Hedva Emuna

Southern District Administrative Manager, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

Hedva became the director of the Southern district of Clalit Health Fund in 2019. For the   previous 18 months served as the fund’s administrative director and from 2014-2018 she  was the administrative director of the Central district. In the framework of her position, she led processes to improve services in the district clinics and to advance employees of the administration and administrative directors in the district.From 2009 to 2015, Hedva managed the administration of Southern Negev, which is responsible for providing services over a wide geographic area for Clalit patients from the Bedouin sector. Previously, she was the administrative director of the largest medical center in the Southern district for five years.Hedva began her work at Clalit Health Fund during her national service as a volunteer in the office of the district director.In 2014, Hedva completed the Mandel Program for Community Leadership in the Negev, a program that emphasizes valued-based leadership.

About

Hedva was born in Beer Sheva where she still lives with her family. She is married to Eitan, an Electronics Engineer who teaches at a high school in Ofakim. She is the mother of four children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, and volunteers as amentor in various frameworks.

Education

Hedva holds an MBA in business management and a bachelor’s in management from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Hedva is studying in the continuing education track in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Ziv Paz

Chief of Rheumatology Division, Chief Innovation Officer, Galilee Medical Center

Professional background

Since 2017, Ziv has been the assistant to the Director of Innovation and Technology at   the Galilee Medical Center. Since 2016, he has been the director of the Rheumatology Unit at the Medical Center. In the framework of his position, Ziv is responsible for leading all processes of implementing technology in the organization, for promoting cooperation with industry and academia, and for encouraging innovation and research among the physicians. Since 2012, Ziv has held an appointment at the Harvard University Medical School. From 2009-2016, he received his training in internal medicine and rheumatology in affiliated programs at Harvard Medical School in Boston where he also  worked as a physician researcher. From 2007-2009 he interned at the Sheba Medical Center. Ziv is a specialist in internal medicine (CHA, Harvard) and rheumatology (BIDMC, Harvard) and is beginning his specialization in medical administration in the framework of the INBAR program. His research focuses on epidemiology and immunology.

About

Ziv lives in Zichron Yaakov. He is married to Shelly and is the father of four children: Matanel, Shalhevet, Hodaya and Shalev. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking and going to the beach with his family.

Education

Ziv received his MD from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He holds an MSc in physiology also from Hebrew University and an MPH from the School of Public Health at Harvard University.In the framework of the INBAR program, Ziv is studying for an MBA with a specialization in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

Elon Glassberg

Head of the Medical Department, IDF Medical Corps

Professional background

Since 2017, Elon has served as commander of the IDF Center for Health Services, and director of the health services department in the Medical Corps. From 2014-2017, Elon served as the health commander of the Northern command, and prior to that as director of the operational medical branch of the Chief Medical Officer Headquarters. Elon helped formulate the Medical Corps’ strategic program for preventing preventable deaths, known as “My Brother’s Keeper.”Elon is an airborne physician in Unit 669 and has taken part in several humanitarian missions around the world. From 2013-2017, he participated and led the mission for providing medical assistance to Syrian refugees who arrived in Israel and requested assistance.Elon is a member of the organizing committee of the THOR International Network (The Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research Network), which stands at the forefront of the field of advanced resuscitation.Recently it was agreed that Elon will become the next chief medical officer and he is expected to begin this role in the coming months.Elon is a specialist in general surgery and holds an appointment as a professor of surgery at Bar Ilan University – in the Faculty of Health Sciences in Zefat, and an appointment as an associate professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD.

About

Elon is married and is the father of three children. He enjoys hiking.

Education

Elon holds an MD and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - both degrees from Ben Gurion University. In the framework of the INBAR program, Elon is studying in the continuing education track in healthcare systems management at Tel Aviv University.

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Efrat Gil

Head of geriatric service, Clalit health services, Haifa and west Galilee 

Efrat Gil

Head of geriatric service, Clalit health services, Haifa and west Galilee 

Adel Iktelat

Director of Nursing at the Nazareth Administration, Clalit Health services

Adel Iktelat

Director of Nursing at the Nazareth Administration, Clalit Health services

Shirley Portuguese

Deputy Director, Shaar Menashe Mental Health Center

Shirley Portuguese

Deputy Director, Shaar Menashe Mental Health Center

Shlomit Avni Ouaknine

Director of the policy planning division, Strategic and economic administration, Ministry of Health

Shlomit Avni Ouaknine

Director of the policy planning division, Strategic and economic administration, Ministry of Health

Talor Sax

Talor Sax

Chany Sakkal

Chany Sakkal

Esti Shelly

Esti Shelly

Yael Deckel

Deputy Director of Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital, Oculoplastic Surgeon, Hadassah Medical center

Yael Deckel

Deputy Director of Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital, Oculoplastic Surgeon, Hadassah Medical center

Sonia Karkaby

Director of Carmel administration, district of Haifa and western Galilee, Clalit Health Services

Sonia Karkaby

Director of Carmel administration, district of Haifa and western Galilee, Clalit Health Services

Nizar Jiries

Deputy Director of the Department of Internal Medicine B, Bnai-Zion Medical Center

Nizar Jiries

Deputy Director of the Department of Internal Medicine B, Bnai-Zion Medical Center

Lilach Didi

Quality Coordinator, Galilee Medical Center

Lilach Didi

Quality Coordinator, Galilee Medical Center

Zivan Beer

Head of medical classification, IDF 

Zivan Beer

Head of medical classification, IDF 

Arad Kodesh

Head of Mental Health Services, Meuhedet Health Services

Arad Kodesh

Head of Mental Health Services, Meuhedet Health Services

Uri Balla

Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Kaplan Medical Center

Uri Balla

Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Kaplan Medical Center

Oded Shtemer

Regional Managing Director, Leumit Health Services

Oded Shtemer

Regional Managing Director, Leumit Health Services

Adi Rainzilber

VP 's Human Resources coordinator, Clalit Health Services

Adi Rainzilber

VP 's Human Resources coordinator, Clalit Health Services

Professional background

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Education

Cohort 6

Yuval Ran

Director of Medical Services, Medical Corps, IDF

Yuval Ran

Director of Medical Services, Medical Corps, IDF

Avi Benov

Head of Trauma and Combat Medicine Branch,Medical Corps, IDF

Avi Benov

Head of Trauma and Combat Medicine Branch,Medical Corps, IDF

Uri Yatzkar

Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, Ziv Medical Center

Uri Yatzkar

Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, Ziv Medical Center

Tal Nishri

Tal Nishri

Orly Grunfeld

Deputy Head of medical division, Director of Telemedicine services, Maccabi healthcare services

Orly Grunfeld

Deputy Head of medical division, Director of Telemedicine services, Maccabi healthcare services

Eli Pollak

CEO, United Hatzalah

Eli Pollak

CEO, United Hatzalah

Ronen Viner

Head of Strategy, Innovation and Business Development, Meuhedet Health Services

Ronen Viner

Head of Strategy, Innovation and Business Development, Meuhedet Health Services

Arie Munk

CEO, Bayit cham org

Arie Munk

CEO, Bayit cham org

Adi Prizan Ravid

Medical advisor to the Director General of the Wolfson Medical Center and Senior Pediatrician; Medical administration resident in the office of the Director General of the Ministry of Health

Adi Prizan Ravid

Medical advisor to the Director General of the Wolfson Medical Center and Senior Pediatrician; Medical administration resident in the office of the Director General of the Ministry of Health

Dalit Porat Ben Amy

Head of Oral Medicine Unit, Padeh Poria Medical Center

Dalit Porat Ben Amy

Head of Oral Medicine Unit, Padeh Poria Medical Center

Ariel Ben Yehuda

Head of the Mental Health Department, Medical Corps, IDF

Ariel Ben Yehuda

Head of the Mental Health Department, Medical Corps, IDF

Hagit Hadad

Deputy Head Nurse, Soroka Medical Center

Hagit Hadad

Deputy Head Nurse, Soroka Medical Center

Nael Elias

General Director, Saint Vincent Hospital - French Hospital

Nael Elias

General Director, Saint Vincent Hospital - French Hospital

Rivka Rudensky

CIO, Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Rivka Rudensky

CIO, Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Nadav Ben Yosef

Director of the Division of Financial Regulation of Hospitalization System, Planning, Budgeting & Pricing Senior Division, Ministry of Health

Nadav Ben Yosef

Director of the Division of Financial Regulation of Hospitalization System, Planning, Budgeting & Pricing Senior Division, Ministry of Health

Maysa ilaiyan

Nursing director at the east Jerusalem administration, Clalit health services

Maysa ilaiyan

Nursing director at the east Jerusalem administration, Clalit health services

Noga Gal

Director of Physical Therapy School, The Director General’s Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, Shamir (Asaf Haroffe) Medical Center

Noga Gal

Director of Physical Therapy School, The Director General’s Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, Shamir (Asaf Haroffe) Medical Center

Efrat Wechsler

Head of Pediatric Department, Meuhedet Health Organisation

Efrat Wechsler

Head of Pediatric Department, Meuhedet Health Organisation

Fahed Hakim

General Director, EMMS Nazareth Hospital

Fahed Hakim

General Director, EMMS Nazareth Hospital

Naama Perry Cohen

IT, Digital Health and Operational Processes Division, Directorate of Government Medical, Centers, Ministry of Health

Naama Perry Cohen

IT, Digital Health and Operational Processes Division, Directorate of Government Medical, Centers, Ministry of Health

Uri Shacham

Head Of Director Genreal's office and Director of Red Cross department, Magen David Adom in Israe

Uri Shacham

Head Of Director Genreal's office and Director of Red Cross department, Magen David Adom in Israe

Khetam Hussein

Head of Infection Control Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus

Khetam Hussein

Head of Infection Control Unit, Rambam Healthcare Campus

Ekhlass Saad Eldin

Manager of womens health center - Karmiel, Clalit health services

Ekhlass Saad Eldin

Manager of womens health center - Karmiel, Clalit health services

Tzippy Burenstein

Director of the Mental Health Center, Mayanei Hayeshua

Tzippy Burenstein

Director of the Mental Health Center, Mayanei Hayeshua

Ariel Furer

Chief Innovation Officer, Medical Corps, IDF

Ariel Furer

Chief Innovation Officer, Medical Corps, IDF

Muli Linder

Psychiatrist, Senior Medical Assistant to 'Shaar Menashe' MHC manager

Muli Linder

Psychiatrist, Senior Medical Assistant to 'Shaar Menashe' MHC manager