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Rambam Hospital in Haifa and Georgia Tech start med-tech partnership

A Georgia Institute of Technology affiliate in Atlanta will host a new medical innovation incubator for local Israeli bio-med and digital health companies.

By Abigail Klein Leichman


Rambam Health Care Campus of Haifa and the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) – an affiliate of the Georgia Institute of Technology — are partnering to start a med-tech incubator for Israeli-based companies in Atlanta.

GCMI, along with Rambam doctors and specialists from various fields, will provide advice and consultation to Israeli companies at the new Biomedical and Digital Health Innovation Center to help them obtain funding, navigate commercialization and regulatory clearance and other necessities for entering the US healthcare market. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Rambam Hospital and Stanford University to fund joint R&D projects

Rambam Health Care Campus, serving the over 2 million residents of Northern Israel, will pool its resources to break new ground in medicine along with Stanford University Medical Center, by funding & collaborating in joint R&D projects.

By Ariel Whitman


Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus struck a partnership deal with Stanford University Medical Center to encourage research and development entrepreneurship and collaborative projects, Israel Hayom discovered Wednesday.

The heads of the respective hospital agreed to the partnership in the interest of pooling medical resources, time and manpower as well as connecting Silicon Valley with Israel’s burgeoning and innovative high-tech industry. Continue Reading »

Rambam surgeons first to implant new Israeli device to remedy congestive heart failure

With millions of sufferers in the world who suffer from this cardiac insufficiency, Israeli doctors are optimistic that this new development will be a breakthrough, since up until now, congestive heart failure has had no definitive medical solution.



Millions of people around the world suffer from congestive heart failure, which occurs when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow and meet the body’s needs. Signs and symptoms commonly include shortness of breath, excessive tiredness and leg swelling. The disease, which can be fatal, has no medical solution.

Robert McClaken, 72, of Canada recently made history by becoming the first person in the world to undergo the surgery for cardiac insufficiency. Continue Reading »

Anonymous PA official donates to Rambam Hospital after ‘seeing the light’


After crediting Haifa’s Rambam Hospital and staff for saving his life, and seeing Gaza, Syrian, and Palestinian children being lovingly cared for, a senior PA official donates “tens of thousands of shekels” to the Israeli institution anonymously, for obvious reasons.

By Hillel Fendel


A top official of the Palestinian Authority has donated an unspecified amount of money – described only as “tens of thousands of shekels” – to Rambam Hospital in Haifa. He was long treated there for cancer, saw the many children and adults from Gaza receiving similar treatment there, and decided that he wanted to share in the kindness. Continue Reading »

Syrian schoolgirl returns home after being cured of blood cancer in Israel


view videoWith the help of the Israeli gov’t, the IDF tracked down her family in Syria and covertly spirited her brother to Israel, so a bone-marrow transplant at Rambam Hospital was able to cure her cancer.


A six-year-old girl from Syria who was treated for her wound and a blood disease at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center was discharged and sent home on Tuesday after her new Israeli friends held a farewell party and gave her with many gifts, including a first-grade backpack — in the hope that her school is still standing.

Photo Rambam Hospital

She was one of the 140 Syrian civilians — men, women and children — that Rambam doctors, nurses and other personnel have treated over the past three years of civil war there. Continue Reading »

CANCER BREAKTHROUGH: Israeli Nobel Prize winner leads team to discovery

By i24news


A new study by Israeli researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology’s cancer research center could prove to be “most significant” in controlling the growth of cancer cells, Israeli media reported on Sunday.

Scientists will sequence the genetic codes of about 75,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases – Photo: Leon Neal/AFP/File

A team of Israeli researchers at the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, headed by Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, an Israeli Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, and led by Dr.

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After surgery in Israel, Syrian youth fitted with a prosthetic leg

After the 13 yr-old Syrian boy received extensive medical treatment and now a prosthetic leg, the boy & his mother are preparing to return home to Syria.

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In Pioneering Procedure Israeli Doctors Implant Injured Syrian Man With Titanium Jaw

A 23 yr-old Syrian gunshot victim, with a completely destroyed lower jaw, is sent to Israeli hospital where pioneering jaw implant allows him to once again talk & eat.



A 23-year-old Syrian citizen has undergone a pioneering jaw implant made from titanium – one of the most precious metals on Earth – after suffering a bullet wound in his country’s civil war that completely destroyed his lower jaw.

Doctors at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center treat a Syrian patient. – Photo: RAMBAM HOSPITAL SPOKESMAN

Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center announced the successful operation using the customized artificial jawbone created on a 3D printer. Continue Reading »

British Medical Journal’s editor “deeply, deeply regrets” publishing open letter on Gaza

The editor of the British medical journal Lancet, Dr. Richard Horton, made an apologetic statement Thursday at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa reassuring Israeli doctors that he will publish a retraction.



The editor of the British medical journal The Lancet, which ran an open letter accusing Israel of a “massacre” in Gaza, said on a visit to Israel that he will publish a retraction.

The Lancet

The Lancet, a venerable medical journal. – Photo: Screenshot

Dr. Richard Horton made a statement Thursday during Grand Rounds at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, which he also visited earlier in the week.

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An Israeli 1st: Young boy saved by rare robot surgery for congenital defect


Robotic surgical procedure successfully performed on 13 yr-old boy with a serious defect in his digestive system at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center.


A rare and complicated operation has been successfully performed with a robot at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center on a 13-year-old boy born with a serious defect in his digestive system. The hospital promises that the technique will soon be used to perform such surgery on toddlers.
Dr. Ran Steinberg with robot - Photo PIOTR FLITR

Dr. Ran Steinberg with robot – Photo: PIOTR FLITR

The operation, which has rarely been performed in the world and never before in Israel, was carried out at the Haifa hospital last Thursday.

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Jordanian boy undergoes successful kidney transplant at Israel hospital


A 7 yr-old Jordanian boy receives his mother’s kidney at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, after suffering critical kidney failure.

Doctors say boy is recovering well after his complicated procedure, that was not possible in Jordanian hospitals.

By: Daniel Siryoti


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Rambam Medical Center in Haifa Saves Lives of 2 Pregnant Women from Gaza

Israel puts politics aside and continues saving the lives of Palestinian Arabs on a daily basis.

By Tova Dvorin



Israel accepts medical patients from Gaza for treatment on a regular basis, often as many as 70 patients per day.

The twins leaving Gaza – Piotr Flitr

But even the most seasoned Israeli doctors were surprised earlier this month when two separate, rare high-risk pregnancy cases were admitted to the same hospital, just days apart.

H., 35, was the first to arrive. The Gaza native was nine months pregnant and suffering from a rare blood clotting disorder which could endanger her life if she gave birth to her twins naturally. Continue Reading »

Transplant makes blood brothers of Arab and Jewish families


Mohammed Eckert receives a kidney from Shmuel Ben-Yair, whose father gets a kidney from Mohammed’s wife in complex and rare procedure “We bonded both physically&  mentally,” says Jewish patient who now has a new lease on life.

By Daniel Siryoti

An extraordinary story that defies borders, religions and race recently unfolded at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa recently: Two patients who desperately needed kidney transplants, one Jewish and one Arab, received donations that saved their lives — with the Arab patient’s wife donating a kidney to the Jewish patient, and the Jewish patient’s son donating his kidney to the Arab patient.

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Rare conjoined twins separated in Israeli hospital

The survivor, who is fighting for his life, had another pelvis, arms, legs, a kidney & digestive system. The baby boy also has a heart defect, which is common to conjoined twins.



JERUSALEM — A conjoined twin in Israel who was separated in a rare operation was in serious condition.

Aerial View of Rambam Health Care Campus  - Youtube Screenshot

Aerial View of Rambam Health Care Campus – Youtube Screenshot


The Rambam Medical Center in Haifa said the twins were separated last week in a four-hour operation. It was believed to be the first time the separation surgery had ever been attempted in Israel.

One twin, born stillborn, had not fully developed and was fused into his brother’s body. Continue Reading »

Haifa’s Rambam Hospital Teaches Int’l Teams to Treat Trauma Victims

Last week 26 doctors, nurses & hospital administrators from 17 countries participated in a unique medical seminar at Rambam Hospital’s Health Care Campus.

By David Lev


Last week 26 doctors, nurses and hospital administrators from 17 countries completed a unique seminar at Rambam Health Care Campus. The two-week course, held with Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs , has a simple–– and essential ––goal: to share Rambam’s rich experience and knowhow in treating trauma victims with medical personnel worldwide.

The course consists of lectures, workshops, simulations and tours throughout Rambam and Israel. All prepare attendees to build systems for treating victims of disaster –– both natural and manmade–– in their own countries. Continue Reading »