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Published on 18 October 2017

#Israel - Israeli doctor elected head of World Medical Association

Dr. Leonid Edelman is the head of the anesthesiology department at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva.

Published on the 16th of October 2017 in The Jerusalem Post

Israel Medical Association chairman Prof. Leonid Eidelman has been elected to serve as president of the World Medical Association (WMA), an umbrella body representing national medical associations with more than nine million members around the world.

Israel Medical Association chairman Prof. Leonid Eidelman has been elected to serve as president of the World Medical Association (WMA), an umbrella body representing national medical associations with more than nine million members around the world.

Eidelman will take office a year from now.

He is an expert in intensive care and anesthesia and also manages the anesthesiology department at the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in Petah Tikva.

He has served in various positions on the WMA Council.

Israel is often under international attack, including repeated threats to oust its medical organizations from international bodies including the WMA last year, Eidelman said, adding: “It is very important that an Israeli physician is chosen for this most prestigious position in the medical world and have an influence on the most important decisions regarding doctors’ rules of conduct, medical ethics and more.”

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