Hadassah Physicians Council

Hadassah Physicians Council Inviting physicians interested in highlighting Hadassah’s medical achievements in our own communities, while advocating for important medical issues.

The Hadassah Physicians Council was established with the goal of forging connections between physicians around the world who care about Hadassah, the Hadassah Medical Organization and the future of medicine in Israel. Join the Physicians Council, where you can share your professional expertise as an advocate, volunteer and donor. Advocate for the educational, social and professional issues while h

The Hadassah Physicians Council was established with the goal of forging connections between physicians around the world who care about Hadassah, the Hadassah Medical Organization and the future of medicine in Israel. Join the Physicians Council, where you can share your professional expertise as an advocate, volunteer and donor. Advocate for the educational, social and professional issues while h

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"In the largest population-based study to evaluate the prevalence of lazy eye in teenagers, a team of Israeli researcher...
09/27/2021
Story | Israeli Study of Lazy Eye Reveals Public Health Blindspot

"In the largest population-based study to evaluate the prevalence of lazy eye in teenagers, a team of Israeli researchers found that among 1½ million teens aged 16½ to 18 years old, one percent had lazy eye. The prevalence was higher among those with lower socioeconomic status and lower scores on cognitive function tests."

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Israeli Study of Lazy Eye Reveals Public Health BlindspotSeptember 20, 2021In the largest population-based study to evaluate the prevalence of lazy eye in teenagers, a team of Israeli researchers found that among 1½ million teens aged 16½ to 18 years old, one percent had lazy eye. The prevalence w...

"Nondiabetic individuals with high blood glucose levels after fasting who contract COVID-19 are at higher risk for devel...
09/24/2021
Story | Study Links Blood Glucose Levels to Risk for Serious Case of COVID-19

"Nondiabetic individuals with high blood glucose levels after fasting who contract COVID-19 are at higher risk for developing a serious case of the disease, according to a collaborative study conducted by the Jerusalem College of Technology, Hadassah Medical Organization, Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Israeli health fund Meuhedet."
Read more below.

Study Links Blood Glucose Levels to Risk for Serious Case of COVID-19September 16, 2021Nondiabetic individuals with high blood glucose levels after fasting who contract COVID-19 are at higher risk for developing a serious case of the disease, according to a collaborative study conducted by the Jerus...

Don't forget to catch the latest episode of Hadassah's medical podcast "Hadassah On Call." This episode is on an Israeli...
09/17/2021
Story | [Hadassah On Call] New Hope in the Fight Against COVID-19

Don't forget to catch the latest episode of Hadassah's medical podcast "Hadassah On Call." This episode is on an Israeli drug called Allocetra™ that is helping severely ill COVID patients in Israel.

[Hadassah On Call] New Hope in the Fight Against COVID-19September 14, 2021Israel is facing a fourth wave of COVID-19 due to the contagious Delta variant, but there is hopeful news on the horizon. Prof. Dror Mevorach, head of one of Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem’s COVID-19 units, is at the forefront...

"At this time dedicated to introspection and forgiveness, there are mixed emotions: grief for those who passed; sadness ...
09/14/2021
How to Forgive | Hadassah Magazine

"At this time dedicated to introspection and forgiveness, there are mixed emotions: grief for those who passed; sadness and empathy for those who got sick, lost jobs and suffered in quarantine.
A Hadassah Magazine piece on how to forgive ahead of #YomKippur👇"

In these Days of Awe, do we forgive and forget - or just walk away?

"As the fourth wave of COVID-19 surges through Israel, the country remains the world’s laboratory for grappling with the...
09/01/2021
Story | Where Are We With COVID-19?

"As the fourth wave of COVID-19 surges through Israel, the country remains the world’s laboratory for grappling with the pandemic. In an August 26 webinar, hosted by Hadassah International, Hadassah Medical Organization Acting Director General Prof. Yoram Weiss, Prof. Yoseph Caraco, head of Hadassah’s Clinical Pharmacology Unit, and Prof. Dror Mevorach, director of Hadassah’s COVID-10 Outbreak Units, tackled the topic 'What the Delta Is Going On?'"
Read the full article below.

Where Are We With COVID-19?August 30, 2021As the fourth wave of COVID-19 surges through Israel, the country remains the world’s laboratory for grappling with the pandemic. In an August 26 webinar, hosted by Hadassah International, Hadassah Medical Organization Acting Director General Prof. Yoram W...

"A worldwide study spanning 199 intensive care units in 36 countries, led by physicians from the Hadassah Medical Organi...
08/30/2021
Story | Hadassah-Led Study Shows Global Variability in End-of-Life Practices

"A worldwide study spanning 199 intensive care units in 36 countries, led by physicians from the Hadassah Medical Organization and published in the August 5 issue of The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, reveals that while limitations in end-of life treatments are common around the world, there is considerable variability in the way that physicians approach end-of-life decisions." Read more about this study by clicking below.

Hadassah-Led Study Shows Global Variability in End-of-Life PracticesAugust 10, 2021A worldwide study spanning 199 intensive care units in 36 countries, led by physicians from the Hadassah Medical Organization and published in the August 5 issue of The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, reveals that while....

Despite forest fires raging near Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, the hospital increases its COVID-19 units. Read more below...
08/27/2021
Story | Hadassah Increases Capacity for COVID-19 Patients Despite Nearby Fires

Despite forest fires raging near Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, the hospital increases its COVID-19 units. Read more below.

Hadassah Increases Capacity for COVID-19 Patients Despite Nearby FiresAugust 18, 2021While forest fires raged in areas close to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, its medical teams were ramping up new COVID-19 units.Fortunately, Hadassah Ein Kerem has not had to evacuate, though unpredictable winds keep f...

"With nearly 500 people in Israel now seriously ill with COVID-19, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has begun providing a thi...
08/25/2021
Story | Booster COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem

"With nearly 500 people in Israel now seriously ill with COVID-19, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has begun providing a third, booster COVID-19 vaccination to anyone age 50 and over and to Hadassah staff members age 30 and over who received their vaccinations more than five months ago." Find out more by reading the full article below.

Booster COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin at Hadassah Hospital Ein KeremAugust 17, 2021With nearly 500 people in Israel now seriously ill with COVID-19, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has begun providing a third, booster COVID-19 vaccination to anyone age 50 and over and to Hadassah staff members age 30 and....

Join Hadassah International for a FREE special event featuring Prof. Yoram Weiss, Hadassah Medical Organization’s new Ac...
08/23/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: WHAT THE DELTA IS GOING ON?!. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join Hadassah International for a FREE special event featuring Prof. Yoram Weiss, Hadassah Medical Organization’s new Acting Director General, Prof. Dror Mevorach, HMO’s Covid-19 Unit’s Director and Developer of Enlivex’s drug Allocetra™, and Prof. Yoseph Caraco, HMO’s Head of the Clinical Pharmacology Unit and Head of the Clinical Trials for Israel Brilife Covid-19 Vaccine.

The event will give us all an opportunity to make sense of the current complex COVID-19 situation.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2021
19:00 Jerusalem | 18:00 CET | 12pm EST | 11am Mexico | 2pm Argentina

Click to register.

Let Hadassah experts help you make sense of the current situation. LIVE FROM THE LEADING HOSPITAL IN ISRAEL. Prof. Yoram Weiss Acting Director General of Hadassah Medical Organization Prof. Dror Mevorach Director of the Covid-19 Unit at Hadassah Medical Organization and Developer of Enlivex’s drug...

Hadassah is truly a bridge to peace. Hadassah doctors save the eye of a baby girl from Gaza. Read this incredible story ...
08/12/2021
Story | Hadassah Doctors Save Eye of Baby Girl From Gaza

Hadassah is truly a bridge to peace. Hadassah doctors save the eye of a baby girl from Gaza. Read this incredible story below.

Hadassah Doctors Save Eye of Baby Girl From GazaAugust 6, 2021Based on an article on Walla!, an Israeli news portalLike many other 21st-century mothers, Gaza resident Nourhan enjoyed recording her baby’s every move. Flipping through the photos on her cell phone, she noticed an unusual white stain ...

Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem is named as one of the best smart hospitals in the world! What an honor! Read the entire sto...
08/10/2021
Story | Hadassah Ein Kerem Named One of World’s Best “Smart Hospitals”

Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem is named as one of the best smart hospitals in the world! What an honor! Read the entire story below.

Hadassah Ein Kerem Named One of World’s Best “Smart Hospitals”August 4, 2021Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has been ranked as one of the best “smart hospitals” in the world for 2021 by Newsweek magazine.The prestigious list honors the 250 hospitals that best avail themselves of the most advan...

Olympic gold medalist wants to destigmatize women's health. Read the full story below!
08/06/2021
Podcast: Alix Klineman wants to destigmatize women’s health

Olympic gold medalist wants to destigmatize women's health. Read the full story below!

In the fourth episode of the My New Favorite Olympian podcast (below), Alix Klineman stresses the importance of destigmatizing conversations about women’s health. The four-time All-American volleyball player details her experience with menstrual health and the often-overlooked relationship between...

Health care providers across have responded to COVID-19 with determination and compassion. We must, in turn, support thi...
08/04/2021
Show Your Support For Healthcare Heroes

Health care providers across have responded to COVID-19 with determination and compassion. We must, in turn, support this critical sector of our workforce by promoting mental and behavioral health for the professionals helping us turn the page on COVID-19.

Visit Hadassah’s National Action Center today and urge Congress to pass the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act today!

Show Your Support For Healthcare Heroes The COVID-19 pandemic has made us acutely aware of the vital nature of our nation’s healthcare infrastructure and personnel. Supporting those within our health care workforce and ensuring they have the resources necessary to live healthy, productive lives in...

Hadassah Hospitals are rated as the best in Israel! What an amazing accomplishment! Catch the full story below.
08/03/2021
Story | Hadassah Ein Kerem and Hadassah Mount Scopus Named Israel’s Best Hospitals

Hadassah Hospitals are rated as the best in Israel! What an amazing accomplishment! Catch the full story below.

Hadassah Ein Kerem and Hadassah Mount Scopus Named Israel’s Best HospitalsJuly 28, 2021Israel’s Health Ministry has rated both of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s hospitals as the best in their class in Israel. The Health Ministry’s report for 2020 places Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in fi...

"To Repair a Broken World by Devora Hacohen, a biography of Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionis...
07/27/2021
Story | Biography Reveals Henrietta Szold’s Bout With Psychogenic Blindness

"To Repair a Broken World by Devora Hacohen, a biography of Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, reveals a previously unknown fact: Szold suffered from psychogenic blindness for months, as she dealt with her unrequited love for colleague Louis Ginzberg." Read the rest of this captivating article below.

Biography Reveals Henrietta Szold’s Bout With Psychogenic BlindnessJuly 16, 2021To Repair a Broken World by Devora Hacohen, a biography of Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, reveals a previously unknown fact: Szold suffered from psychogenic bli...

Are you uncomfortable talking about certain sensitive issues with your doctors and health care providers? When it comes ...
07/22/2021

Are you uncomfortable talking about certain sensitive issues with your doctors and health care providers? When it comes to your health, advocating for yourself is crucial. Learn vital skills directly from medical experts including Danielle Ofri MD, PhD, a specialist on the doctor-patient relationship and author of multiple books, including What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear. FREE webinar. https://hadassah.org/events/doctortalkintimacy

Are you uncomfortable talking about certain sensitive issues with your doctors and health care providers? When it comes to your health, advocating for yourself is crucial. Learn vital skills directly from medical experts including Danielle Ofri MD, PhD, a specialist on the doctor-patient relationship and author of multiple books, including What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear. FREE webinar. https://hadassah.org/events/doctortalkintimacy

Is there a link between liver disease a weaker response to the COVID-19 vaccine? Find out more by clicking below.
07/20/2021
Story | Liver Disease Is Linked to Weaker Response to COVID-19 Vaccine

Is there a link between liver disease a weaker response to the COVID-19 vaccine? Find out more by clicking below.

Liver Disease Is Linked to Weaker Response to COVID-19 VaccineJuly 6, 2021Dr. Rifaat Safadi, director of the Liver Unit at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, has found that his patients who received liver transplants and those with advanced liver disease had a weaker response to the COVID-19 vaccine than....

"Coral, a nine-year-old girl from Jerusalem, will never forget last Purim. Instead of dressing up and enjoying an upcomi...
07/16/2021
Story | Hadassah Discovers Rare Lethal Tumor on Nine-Year-Old’s Spine

"Coral, a nine-year-old girl from Jerusalem, will never forget last Purim. Instead of dressing up and enjoying an upcoming holiday party with her friends, she lay on the floor with back pain that prevented her from walking, sitting or standing straight."
Find out what happened to Coral and how Hadassah helped Coral to get back to a normal life.

Hadassah Discovers Rare Lethal Tumor on Nine-Year-Old’s SpineJune 30, 2021Based on a Hebrew article that appeared in the June 3 issue of MakoCoral, a nine-year-old girl from Jerusalem, will never forget last Purim. Instead of dressing up and enjoying an upcoming holiday party with her friends, she...

"HMO’s volunteer program, comprised of young Israeli men and women in National Service to seniors and retirees, is heade...
07/14/2021
Story | Hundreds of People Volunteer at Hadassah Hospital

"HMO’s volunteer program, comprised of young Israeli men and women in National Service to seniors and retirees, is headed bysocial worker Talia Hirschman." Read this heartwarming article about all kinds of people who volunteer at Hadassah Ein Kerem and Hadassah Mt. Scopus.

Hundreds of People Volunteer at Hadassah HospitalJuly 13, 2021Lawrence Levene and Karin Goldberg in concert. Photo courtesy of HMO.Sporting a special purple jacket that identifies them as hospital volunteers, hundreds of individuals offer their time at the Hadassah Medical Organization to enhance th...

Hadassah champions co-existence. This incredible story talks about an infant from Gaza was recently treated at Hadassah ...
07/12/2021
Coexistence at Hadassah as Gazan Infant Is Treated | Hadassah International

Hadassah champions co-existence. This incredible story talks about an infant from Gaza was recently treated at Hadassah Hospital.

Hadassah HospitalPediatric CardiologyPICUSpecial Patient Stories23 June, 2021 The ceasefire was still tentative when the mom from Gaza arrived at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem with her small and sickly infant. There was something wrong with her heart, the doctors in Gaza had told the mother. This mom....

Professor Yoram Weiss from Hadassah is quoted in the Washington Post, talking about the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Isr...
07/09/2021
Story | Hadassah Prof. Yoram Weiss Is Quoted in The Washington Post

Professor Yoram Weiss from Hadassah is quoted in the Washington Post, talking about the Delta variant of COVID-19 in Israel. Catch the full story by clicking below.

Hadassah Prof. Yoram Weiss Is Quoted in The Washington PostJuly 6, 2021Israel, one of the first countries to face a new outbreak of COVID-19 in a mostly vaccinated population, is finding that though the number of people testing positive for the more contagious Delta variant is increasing, few of the...

Awareness on infertility is increasing in the Jewish community, and  Hadassah plays a major role in these efforts. Read ...
07/06/2021
Story | The Jewish Fertility Foundation is Expanding to Alabama and Florida

Awareness on infertility is increasing in the Jewish community, and Hadassah plays a major role in these efforts. Read more below.

The Jewish Fertility Foundation is Expanding to Alabama and FloridaJune 30, 2021Awareness of infertility is rising in the Jewish community throughout the country. In an article published today in EJewishPhilanthropy, Helen Chernikoff praises Hadassah for its role in achieving that goal and for makin...

The Bank of Israel is hoping to release a special edition coin as a token of appreciation to healthcare workers in how t...
07/02/2021
New NIS 5 coin design thanks healthcare workers on COVID frontlines

The Bank of Israel is hoping to release a special edition coin as a token of appreciation to healthcare workers in how they swiftly and effectively responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story below.

The Bank of Israel intends to issue several millions of special edition coins to be distributed to the public through banks and the Israel Postal Company.

What an honor! Congratulations Prof. Jacob Pe'er!
06/30/2021

What an honor! Congratulations Prof. Jacob Pe'er!

ARVO, the largest eye and vision research organization in the world, is comprised of nearly 11,000 researchers from over 75 countries. ARVO’s website describes the award as “the highest service honor bestowed by ARVO to a volunteer professional.”

Hadassah advocates for more awareness on infertility on Capitol Hill! Want to know how you can advocate? Read the full s...
06/28/2021
Story | Hadassah Members Advocate for Infertility Awareness on Capitol Hill

Hadassah advocates for more awareness on infertility on Capitol Hill! Want to know how you can advocate? Read the full story below.

Hadassah Members Advocate for Infertility Awareness on Capitol HillJune 25, 2021On June 17, 2021, Hadassah members across the country joined RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as a community partner for Advocacy Day.In total, over....

For #pridemonth, let's revisit a webinar co-organized by Hadassah Physicians Council, on transgender youth. Click below ...
06/25/2021
Story | What We Will Become: A Discussion on Transgender Youth

For #pridemonth, let's revisit a webinar co-organized by Hadassah Physicians Council, on transgender youth. Click below to watch the recorded program. 🌈

What We Will Become: A Discussion on Transgender YouthNovember 17, 2020Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein moderates this important and informative program. Mimi Lemay is the author of the memoir What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation, in which she chronicl...

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Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel. It enhances the health of people worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. Hadassah empowers its members and supporters, as well as, youth in Israel and America through opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish continuity.

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The Physicians Council’s main goal is to forge connections between physicians around the country who care about Hadassah, the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) and the future of medicine in Israel. The council provides its members the opportunity to share professional expertise as an advocate, volunteer and donor for the educational, social and professional issues while advancing HMO’s groundbreaking medical research.

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