Global Connections Hosted by Robert Siegel

In the face of adversity and war, Israel’s Rabin Medical Center of Petach Tikvah stands as a pillar of strength. Rabin Medical Center’s Emergency and Trauma Center is the largest in the Middle East, one of only six Level One ER and trauma centers in Israel, and a pillar of defense for Israel’s security.


Recent Global Connections

Important Updates

Israel & UAE: 1st Organ Transplant Exchange

A three-way organ swap took place this week between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, in which family members of three people requiring a transplant donated their kidneys in exchange for kidneys for ailing loved ones. It was the first time an organ exchange took place between the two countries.

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Rabin Medical Center Study: Pfizer Vaccine Inoculates Cancer Patients

A new, first-of-its-kind study published by Israelis researchers has shown that most people actively undergoing cancer treatment can still develop a high enough level of antibodies from taking the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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Medical Discovery Improves Surgery @ Rabin Medical Center

In a recent study led by Prof. Nir Wasserberg, Director of the Colorectal Department at Israel’s Rabin Medical Center (pictured) and Chair of the Israel Colorectal Society, data has been collected from humans for the first time about anastomotic leaks following GI surgery.

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American Friends of Rabin Medical Center

We support innovative medical treatment and healthcare at Israel’s Rabin Medical Center for one million patients annually. Partnering with the hospital, we promote the best care, research and technology to reach new frontiers in global medicine. We facilitate international medical fellowships with individual and corporate support for the hospital.

Upcoming Events

AFRMC 21st Annual Gala 11/08/2021

Davidoff Cancer Center Expansion

The Davidoff Cancer Center, opened in 2005, is the leading oncology center in Israel and the Middle East, treating 130,578 patients last year. Funded through the vision and generosity of the Davidoff Family and Davidoff Foundation, the hospital provides for renowned cancer experts from major hospitals abroad with funded fellowships. Due to the Center’s high demand since its establishment, a major expansion will take place with six new floors added to the Davidoff Center to facilitate the increased patient load. The Davidoff Center has become a place of healing for all Israelis and calls upon your support to facilitate this vital expansion.