Stanford University Hosts Rabin Medical Exchange Fellow

Dr. Leor Perl

Dear Friends,

I am proud to share my remarkable experience as a Rabin Medical Exchange Fellow in Cardiology at the Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

The faculty and staff of the interventional cardiology department, led by Professor Alan Yeung, is an excellent medical team involved in outstanding patient care and pioneering research. During my fellowship month at Stanford, I learned new methods of interventional therapeutics and novel applications of technological methods in the interventional cardiology arena. I was also exposed to fascinating research projects, both in the clinical surveillance of patients and in more basic science fields. I discovered common ground in some of these research topics, as in the case of endothelial progenitor cell studies, which is a major field of investigation at the Rabin Medical Center Cardiology Department. This enabled me to suggest new directions for collaboration between Rabin and the prestigious Stanford institution.

Stanford Hospital and Clinics are located within the extraordinary Stanford University campus, the largest contiguous college campus in the United States. It is a leader in research and academics, and a highly competitive institution. Being at Stanford as a Rabin Medical Exchange Fellow, I had the great privilege of making many new acquaintances, and have met extremely talented and driven people, both in and out of the hospital. This, by far, was the best part of my experience, and the reason for my desire to return to California for a longer period.

I am leaving Stanford with detailed plans for joint research projects, to be continued upon my return to Israel. This will hopefully create new paths of collaborative work in research, innovation and more educational opportunities for others in the future between Rabin Medical Center and American medical institutions.

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF RABIN MEDICAL CENTER AND SUPPORTERS OF THE ABRAHAM & YVONNE COHEN CARDIAC & MEDICAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP. PLEASE SUPPORT THE RABIN FELLOW PROGRAM TODAY TO CONTINUE THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY FOR FUTURE RABIN MEDICAL EXCHANGE FELLOWS!

ABOUT Dr. Leor Perl:
Dr. Perl is a Cardiology Fellow at Israel’s Rabin Medical Center since 2011 under the distinguished Chief of Cardiology, Professor Ran Kornowski. Dr. Perl lives in Hod Hasharon with his wife, Liat, a pediatrician and their two daughters, Imbar and Tamar. Dr. Perl completed his one Month Fellowship in Cardiology at Stanford University Medical Center, March 2014.

Throughout his residency, Dr. Perl has chosen to focus on interventional cardiology, due to its tremendous possibilities and significant impact on patients' well-being. In 2012, Dr. Perl was awarded the Outstanding Medical Resident of the Year at Rabin Medical Center. Upon completion of his Rabin Medical Exchange Fellowship, he was accepted to the prestigious Stanford Medical Center two-year Fellowship for interventional cardiology fellowship, which he attributes to his Rabin Medical Exchange Fellowship.

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