Dr. Lee Yaari speaking with Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
American Friends of Rabin Medical Center in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas is proud to present our most recent Rabin Medical Exchange Fellow, Dr. Lee Yaari.
Dr. Yaari's Fellowship, named after AFRMC Board member Ofer Yardeni and his wife Shari, was under the auspices of Dr. Hugh Bassewitz of Desert Orthopedics Center of Las Vegas and coordinated with the assistance of Elliot B. Karp, President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. Dr. Bassewitz is the Chairman of the Board of the Jewish Federation. Dr. Yaari studied in the United States for four weeks, concluding with a two week tenure at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. Dr. Lee Yaari is a chief resident in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology at Rabin Medical Center and is in his fifth year of a six year residency in Orthopedics. He is a talented surgeon and highly respected by the staff and his patients. He was a naval medical doctor in the Navy Seals of the Israel Navy.
During his stay in Las Vegas Dr. Yaari participated in a number of Jewish community events including the Men's Night Out in support of the Jewish Federation's campaign; the 4th Annual Night to Honor Israel sponsored by the Las Vegas Chapter of Christians United For Israel; and the JFN Summit on Sustainability. Dr. Yaari also met with local Jewish physicians at a reception hosted by the Jewish Federation's Maimonides Society and celebrated Shabbat with students at the Hillel Jewish Student Center at UNLV. He also attended the Jewish Federation's Young Leadership outing to the Las Vegas 51's baseball game.
We were honored to welcome Dr. Yaari to the United States as the Ofer and Shari Yardeni Rabin Medical Exchange Fellow (for the fourth year in a row), under the auspices of the Las Vegas Jewish federation and community.
Nechama Rivlin, the 73-year-old wife of Israel’s 10th President Reuven Rivlin, received a lung transplant at [Israel’s] Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv, following a serious decline in her condition due to chronic pulmonary fibrosis.
For the last 36 days I have been on active duty, serving in a reserve infantry battalion under an "extra active service" order, as part of "Operation Protective Edge" and Israel's war in Gaza against Hamas.