I am a Jerusalem native and fifth year resident in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Rabin Medical Center. After four years of military service in an elite infantry unit, I obtained my medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Upon graduation I completed a year-long internship at the Sheba Medical Center after which I began my residency at Israel’s Rabin Medical Center.
As a fifth year resident, I am involved in the various areas of patient care and academic research within my department. My role ranges from surgeries (including cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and lung transplants), to patient care in the intensive care unit (including patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation – ECMO), and academic activities.
In May 2015, I am scheduled to attend a one-month observership with the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. This department is a world leader in cardiac surgery, with a focus on heart failure surgery and minimally invasive surgery. I will be supervised by Dr. Isaac George, Surgical Director, Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapies. I hope to learn the most innovative options for heart valve surgery and surgical treatment of congestive heart failure. I intend to apply the knowledge I will acquire during this observership to better the care of the patients at Rabin Medical Center. This will also be an opportunity to meet the leading cardiac surgeons in the hope of engendering future cooperation with the Rabin Medical Center.