Hadassah

Jerusalem Bestows Top Award on Hadassah Oncologist Tamar Peretz

Thursday, Mar 5 2020

Prof. Tamar Yablonski-Peretz

(Redacted translation of an article by Yifat Reuven in Kol Ha’ir)

Prof. Tamar Yablonski-Peretz, who heads the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Sharett Institute of Oncology, has received the Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem prize for 2020. 

"I was very proud to receive the letter. I consider it a great honor,” Peretz told Kol Ha’ir newspaper.

Prof. Peretz, who has headed the Oncology Institute since 1994, will receive the award on Jerusalem Day in May. Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion phoned Prof. Peretz last Tuesday to deliver the good news. “I was very emotional when he informed me,” she said during a conversation with the newspaper. “I left Tel Aviv and came to Hebrew University in Jerusalem after the Yom Kippur War and fell in love with the city. I made my home here, my daughters were born here, and here I turned disease treatment into my life’s work.

“Jerusalem is the world’s best and most beautiful city, with wonderful residents. The city inspires me and I’m so proud to receive this award. I am delighted to be a part of the diverse human chain that has been honored to date. My entire working life has been devoted to the health of Jerusalem residents and that of patients from further afield. I want to continue that work preventing and diagnosing serious diseases.”

Prof. Peretz manages a team of 150 doctors and other professionals. She and her team are at the forefront of the effort to prevent breast cancer and research its genetics, as well as the genetics of other cancers. 

Learn more about the Hadassah Medical Organization.

Related Stories

alt_text

Monday, Mar 30 2020

Despite COVID-19, Hadassah Convoy’s Fallen Are Not Forgotten

Hadassah Medical Organization staff, Israeli dignitaries, and the families of those murdered were scheduled to gather Sunday, the fourth day of the Hebrew month of Nissan

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Mar 26 2020

Get the facts: Listen to Our "Understanding Coronavirus" Conference Call

Hadassah member and pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Jo-Ann Harris separates fact from fiction and answers questions from Hadassah members.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Mar 26 2020

Hadassah to Supply 700,000 Bottles of Hadassol to Israeli Health System

Given Israel’s shortage of alcohol-based cleansing gel, the Hadassah Medical Organization has expanded production of Hadassol...

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Mar 26 2020

Hadassah Nurse Cuts Short Maternity Leave to Work in Coronavirus Unit

After Hadassah nurse Moran Hanuka had baby number four in December, she was looking forward to extending her maternity leave...

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Israel Travel

israeltravel@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More