Yoram Weiss Appointed to Top Position at Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, and the Hadassah Medical Organization, one of Israel’s leading medical centers, have announced the appointment of Prof. Yoram Weiss, MD, as director general of the medical organization. Prof. Weiss, who has served as acting director general since July, succeeds Prof. Zeev Rotstein.

An expert in intensive care medicine and anesthesiology, Prof. Weiss, 63, has worked at Hadassah for 31 years. For seven years before being appointed acting director general last summer, he served as director of Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, one of the medical center’s two hospitals in Jerusalem. His previous positions include chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and director of its Center for Surgical Critical Care Medicine.

Prof. Weiss is a graduate of the Technion School of Medicine. He did his medical internship at Hadassah and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the joint program of New York University, HEC Paris and the London School of Economics. He also completed the requirements for a specialization in medical administration from Israel’s Ministry of Health.

"It is a great privilege for me to head such a groundbreaking organization as the Hadassah Medical Organization, which leads in medical treatment, research and education,” said Prof. Weiss. “Its management, in full cooperation with its board of directors and Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, will work for the continued growth of the hospital.”

Rhoda Smolow, national president of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, congratulated the new director general, saying, “I had the privilege of working with Prof. Weiss even before he was named acting director general and he has my continued support. I have nothing but the highest praise and greatest respect for his leadership. He is an exceptional partner and the ideal person to lead the Hadassah Medical Organization. We look forward to working with him to bring the hospitals to new heights.”

Said Naomi Adler, CEO of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, "Yoram Weiss’s vision for the future of medicine is inspiring as is his deep appreciation of what makes the Hadassah Medical Organization unique. We are excited by the possibilities this new partnership presents and confident that the next phase of the medical center’s life will be even more transformative than its past.”

Dalia Itzik, chair of the Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors, said, "Yoram Weiss is the right man in the right place. He is highly experienced and I am confident his skills and diligence will lead the hospital to new heights. We give him all our blessings."

Prof. Weiss is married and the father of two.


Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, Associates and supporters, HWZOA brings women together to effect change and advocate on such critical issues as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism and promoting women’s health. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO) two hospitals in Jerusalem, HWZOA helps support exemplary patient care for over a million people every year and HMO’s world-renowned medical research. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace.” Additionally, HWZOA supports several Youth Aliyah villages that set at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org or follow Hadassah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.