Prof. Dina Ben Yehuda recently received the annual award for outstanding physician, one of 3 recipients, presented by the Society for Medicine and Law in Israel. What makes it most unique is that it is given based on recommendations of patients only. In presenting the award, the committee reported: "She has vast experience in Hematology, and is involved deeply in clinical as well as research work. Recently she was recognized as an outstanding teacher by the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine. Prof. Ben-Yehuda excels in creative thinking and tailor making treatments to patients just like a suit. Her patients say that the value of saving life is deeply rooted inside her personality, and she is a symbol of diligence and thoroughness, compassion and devotion.
This is the second year in a row for a Hadassah physician to receive this prestigious award, as last year it was presented to Prof. Neri Laufer.
Sari Cohen, senior orthopedic nurse in OR, who was recently the first Israeli nurse to present in the annual conference of AOTRAUMA, the world leading orthopedic trauma association, made the news again when she was elected as a member of the European Regional Committee of this prestigious organization, for operating room practices. Sari is one of two Israelis with high level nominations in this international organization. The other one is Prof. Rami Mosheiff, also of Hadassah Hospital, who has been a member of the International Board of ORTRAUMA for some time now.
Prof. Ya’akov (Kobi) Pe’er, head of ophthalmology has recently received the Michaelson Macula Society Award, during the 35th annual conference of the international society which was held in Jerusalem.
Dr. Chamutal Gur from the internal medicine department, who is doing her PhD in the school of medicine, received the Kaye Innovation Award for a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research deals with the role of Natural Killer Cells in autoimmune diseases.