Israeli Colorectal Surgeons
A reception for 16 visiting Israeli colorectal surgeons was held on 16th February 2011.
The visitors were from a wide range of Israeli hospitals, and were hosted by Dr Richard Cohen (UCLH), with help from Dr Andrew Williams (St Thomas’s Hospital and Dr. Joseph Nunoo-Mensa (King’s College Hospital)
Financial support was from the Kennedy – Leigh Charitable Trust.
Dr Barak Benjamin (Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba)
Dr Yuri Berlin (HaEmek Hospital, Afula)
Dr Ruth Gold-Deutsch (Assaf Harofe Hospital, Zerifin)
Dr Ron Greenberg (Ichilov-Sourasky Hospital, Tel Aviv)
Dr Roe Inbar (Ichilov-Sourasky Hospital, Tel Aviv)
Dr Eran Itzkovitch (Ichilov-Sourasky Hospital, Tel Aviv)
Dr Igor Lerner (Hasharon Hospital, Petah Tikva)
Dr Kamal Khateeb (Carmel Hospital, Haifa)
Dr Boris Kirshtein (Soroka Hospital, Beer Sheva)
Dr Hagar Mizrahi (HaEmek Hospital, Afula)
Dr Alejandro Murninkas (Hasharon Hospital, Petah Tikva)
Dr Anton Osyntsov (Soroka Hospital, Beer Sheva)
Dr Ada Rosin (Wolfson Hospital, Holon)
Dr Moris Venturero (Sheba / Tel Hashomer Hospital, Ramat Gan)
Dr Reuven Weil (Hasharon Hospital, Petah Tikva)
Dr Marius Weinberg (Rabin / Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tikva)
After the reception there was a discussion meeting about surgical training in the two countries. Professor Irving Taylor spoke and chaired this discussion, and Drs Alex Deutsch and Mark Ornstein took part.
Several of the London surgeon supervisors and sponsors of the visit were present.
The scheme and implementation were due primarily to the efforts of Dr Alex Deutsch, a former UK surgeon who has worked for many years in Israel.
Many letters of thanks have been received from the visiting group.