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.
In August 2006, Rabin Medical Center lost a very dear friend and patron with the passing of Seymour Rosenthal, who together with his loving wife Lillian, are among the founding members of American Friends of Rabin Medical Center.
Dr. Dror Dicker, Director of the Department of Medicine D and head of the Clinic for Obesity and Hypertension at Israel's Rabin Medical Center, has been appointed Chairman of the Israel Association of Internal Medicine.
Leslie and David Schwartz, whose home is in New Hampshire, have always understood the importance of helping others, both in Israel and the United States. Yet perhaps different than many other supporters of Israel is that the Schwartz's take an active role in the causes which they support.