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A Word From Our Latest Visiting Fellow Shirly Yanai

September 30, 2015
Coming as an intern from one of the leading internal wards for liver disease at Rabin Medical Center, which is Israel's leading transplant center, it was very important and informative to see how a large scale transplant center in the US works.


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A Word From Our Latest Visiting Fellow Osnat Shtraichman

September 24, 2015
During my fellowship at UCSF I spent time with the lung transplant team. My host was Professor Jeff Golden who founded this program at UCSF. As a fellow, I took part in both in- and out-patient services and the full lung transplant process.


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A Word From Our Latest Visiting Occupational Therapy Fellow Penina Weiss

September 16, 2015
I spent one month at the NYU Steinhardt School of Medicine in the occupational therapy department. During my stay, I explored up-to-date evidence-based practices in the fields of early mobilization, cognitive rehabilitation, mild cognitive impairments, driving rehabilitation, and vestibular rehabilitation.


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A Word From Our Latest Visiting Ob/Gyn Fellow Dr. Liat Salzer

September 9, 2015
I spent two weeks in the human reproduction department at the Lenox-Hill Hospital of Hofstra’s North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. The fellowship included academic lectures and clinical discussions in the OB/GYN ward of the hospital, clinic sessions, and operating room activities.


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Rabin Medical Center Nursing Scholarships

September 2, 2015
Current scholarship recipient, Maria Portnoy, demonstrates the enormous impact of your generosity over the years. Born in Ukraine, Maria immigrated to Israel with her family at age six. She majored in robotics during high school and is now in her second year at the Dina Nursing School.


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Israeli Doctors Restore Sight to 90 Kyrgyzstanis in Marathon Initiative

August 27, 2015
Volunteer delegation of Israeli medical professionals travel to Kyrgyzstan to treat patients, many of them blind for many years • "Many remain blind only because the doctors in their country don't have the means to treat them," says delegation director.


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Rabin Medical Center’s BRCA Gene Multidisciplinary Clinic Update

July 19, 2015
Thanks to your support, this year’s annual Cheryl Diamond NYC 5K Schlep proved to be a major success as over 300 participants and supporters came to fight against Breast and Ovarian Cancer and raise money for the BRCA Gene Multidisciplinary Clinic.


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An Unforgettable Learning Experience: Dr. Ifat Snir

July 19, 2015
I spent four weeks at the gastroenterology division of Mount Sinai hospital in NYC, and specifically at the IBD center (inflammatory bowel diseases). During that time I joined the doctors at their daily work, and specifically to Dr. Steven Itzkowitz, one of the senior doctors at the department.


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An Unforgettable Learning Experience: Dr. Merav Ben David

July 19, 2015
I spent 3 weeks at both the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinical and Research Center at Weill Cornell Medical College with Prof. Latov and the Weill Cornell Medical Center. During that time, I observed a motor nerve biopsy procedure which was performed by experienced surgeons at the nearby Hospital for Special Surgery.


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An Unforgettable Learning Experience: Dr. Orvin Katia

July 19, 2015
I spent one month (April 2015) at the Columbia University Medical Center – in the Cardiology Critical Care Unit (CCU). I worked under the supervision of Dr. LeRoy Rabbani. I joined the CCU team as an observer, but I participated in all of their activities during the day.


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An Unforgettable Learning Experience: Dr. Orly Gal Or

July 16, 2015
I spent a month doing observership and training under the guidance of Dr. Lawrence Vannuzzi at Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York (VRMNY) clinic. VRMNY is considered one of the top international ophthalmological retinal imaging centers and it houses the most respected physicians and researchers in the sub-field of retina and imaging.


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An Unforgettable Learning Experience: Dr. Oz Gavish

July 14, 2015
Over the course of one month, I worked at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan and at Winthrop University Hospital on Long Island under the supervision of Dr. Farr Nezhat.


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AFRMC at WTC 1: Downtown Celebration of Real Estate and Finance

July 8, 2015
The American Friends of Rabin Medical Center hosted its Annual Real Estate and Finance Networking Event, sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle on June 2, 2015 at the newly opened World Trade Center One.


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The NYC 5K Schlep of 2015: Raising awareness and funds for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

July 8, 2015
On a warm and sunny Father’s Day Sunday morning American Friends of Rabin Medical Center hosted the Fifth Annual Cheryl Diamond 5K SCHLEP Run/Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer.


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An Unforgettable Learning Experience: A word from our latest Rabin Medical Exchange Fellow: Dr. Felix Benninger

July 1, 2015
The excellent teaching by all the doctors at the epilepsy center UCLA was an amazing opportunity for me to advance my knowledge in the field. The admissions of patients in the EMU, seizure descriptions, and discussions about treatment opportunities that are not yet available in Israel, were fantastic.


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Spending our Last Weeks of High School at American Friends of Rabin Medical Center

June 3, 2015
As seniors at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in Manhattan, we have spent the past four weeks interning at American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC). During our time at AFRMC we have had the opportunity to learn about the non-profit world and the great work that AFRMC does for the Rabin Medical Center.


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Little Boy Saves Four Lives on Death Bed

May 21, 2015
Alexei Yelisayev was suffering from brain tumor. On his death bed he donated his organs which saved four other lives, the Jerusulum Post reported.


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Annual Broadway Luncheon for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Benefits AML Research

May 7, 2015
The American Friends of the Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC) held its annual Luncheon on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Russian Tea Room in Manhattan to benefit Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) research.


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Four Owe Their Lives to Victim of Pre-Passover Road Accident

April 9, 2015
A 27-year-old man from Kibbutz Tzova, who was born with a serious congenital defect, received a heart and two lungs just before Passover in a rare, lifesaving operation.


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Passover Tips

April 2, 2015
Passover is a significant milestone for anyone on a diet or even for those of us trying not to gain a few pounds, for unlike other Jewish holidays which also have many fattening foods; Passover is especially difficult as it lasts for 8 days.


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The Horowitz Family Supports The Battle Against Infectious Diseases at Rabin Medical Center

March 26, 2015
A generous donation by the Eli and Dalia Horowitz Family Fund to Rabin Medical Center will support a three component program in Infectious Diseases. This system is vital response to a report of Israel‘s state comptroller warning that 4,000-6,000 people die in Israel each year from severe infections.


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Healing the Cancer, Hurting the Heart

March 18, 2015
Over a decade ago, cancer overtook heart disease as the most common cause of death in the Western world. But who would have thought that chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment for malignant tumors may actually cause cardiovascular disease in cancer survivors?


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Prestigious Fellowship for Rabin Doctor at Columbia Medical Center

March 11, 2015
Yvonne Cohen and American Friends of Rabin Medical Center presented the Abraham & Yvonne Cohen Cardiac & Medical Research Exchange Fellowship award to Dr. Pablo Codner on February 25, 2015 at the Harmonie Club.


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The Smell of Hamantasin - Purim is in the Air

March 5, 2015
Hamantasin, a filled pastry recognizable for its three-cornered shape, is the most common food eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim. Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from Haman's plot to annihilate them, as recorded in the Book of Esther.


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First-Ever Health Ministry Survey Shows Patient Treatment Highly Satisfactory Across Israel

February 26, 2015
Despite the plethora of frightening headlines about crowding, lack of compassion and overburdened doctors and nurses in the public hospitals, a first-ever Health Ministry survey of 24 medical centers around the country showed relatively high satisfaction among patients.


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Interviewing Visiting Rabin Medical Exchange Fellow, Dr. Dana Yelin

February 19, 2015
Our latest Rabin Medical Visiting Exchange Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for six months, Dr. Dana Yelin, took a moment to chat with us.


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Thank You From Our Latest Rabin Medical Exchange Fellow: Dr. Hagar Banai

January 14, 2015
I have recently finished my residency in Internal Medicine and will soon begin a second residency in Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases in Rabin Medical Center.


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