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  1. 1. May 21, 2007 In a letter published in The Guardian in April, a group of British doctors called for a boycott of the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) and its expulsion from the World Medical Association (WMA) for allegedly failing to uphold international medical ethical standards in the Palestinian territories. We, the representatives of medicine in Israel, categorically deny these accusations and wish to take a stand in support of the IMA and humane medical treatment for all in Israel. It is all too clear that Dr. Derek Summerfield is once again feeding his own personal, systematic dislike of Israel and will persist in doing so regardless of the truth. As for Dr. David Halpin, if the best he can do is quote Amira Hass: Life Under Israeli Occupation – published August 26, 2001 in The Independent, at the height of the Intifida, we suggest he undertakes a more up-to-date and thorough study of the situation, as described below. Unfortunately, the other signatories were presumably unaware of the reality of the situation. We would therefore like to clarify some facts and provide an incomplete sampling of health activity aimed at helping the Palestinian population: 2,346 Palestinian children with birth defects were treated last year in Israeli hospitals (up from 1,604 in 2005), 29, 919 Palestinian patients were granted permits to undergo medical treatments in hospitals in Israel (up from 24,076 in 2005), and 1,600 Palestinian emergency patients were transferred by ambulance from the PA to hospitals in Israel (up from 800 in 2005). We would also like to reiterate what was expressed in a recent IMA letter: The IMA is not, and has never been, the ‘executive arm of the Israeli establishment.' It is an apolitical organization that, like every other national medical organization, concerns itself with medical and health issues and not the establishment or support of any sort of political policy. The IMA has continuously called for funds to be transferred [to the PA] not in kind but in the form of food and medicine so that help could be given where it is truly needed.
  2. 2. In addition to the above, hundreds or thousands of Palestinian patients receive medical care in Israel each year, usually at a cost absorbed by the Israeli government. As an example, in 2004, NIS 36, 645, 507 (approximately 8, 143, 446 USD at the time) of PA debts to Israeli hospitals were offset. The IMA has intervened on occasions where a patient was about to be evicted from an Israeli hospital for lack of funds. The IMA has also intervened on many occasions of Palestinian patients, physicians, and medical students who encountered difficulties at Israeli checkpoints, including petitions to the High Court of Justice on certain matters. Israeli doctors learn and work side by side with their Arab colleagues, treating both Jewish and Arab patients, Israeli and Palestinian. Sometimes these very same dedicated physicians meet their death at the hands of terrorists, leaving their Palestinian patients to wonder who will care for them. The organization has, at several points in the past, attempted to meet with its Palestinian counterparts in an effort to foster mutual cooperation and better understanding, including the release of a joint statement. Almost none of these meetings have taken place, because of refusal on the Palestinian side. In addition to the above, there are numerous collaborative health care initiatives taking place at any time. The First International Congress on Chronic Disorders in Children was attended in April by 300 Israeli and 100 Palestinian doctors and the First Middle East Symposium on Dental Medicine represented a further expression of the relationship launched between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Al-Quds University. Under the Israeli program "Save a Child's Heart", doctors at Wolfson Hospital repair congenital heart defects for children from the Palestinian territories, Iraq, Jordan and Africa; more than 1,000 children, about half from Gaza and the occupied West Bank, have been helped so far by the program. Teams at Bethlehem University and at Tel-Aviv University have worked together to investigate the genetic causes of deafness. A new graduate program will enable Palestinian students to pursue post-graduate research in this field at Tel-Aviv University . Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital has trained Palestinian physicians and nurses in cancer treatments, and staff from this hospital and Palestinian hospitals exchange ideas and information on an ongoing basis. It saddens us greatly to see and hear of Palestinian civilians receiving inadequate health care, including in Gaza, from which Israel unilaterally
  3. 3. withdrew in 2006. It saddens us that funds transferred to the Palestinian leadership are often used for guns and bombs instead of for hospitals and medicines. It saddens us that terrorists kill or maim our civilians, kidnap our soldiers, rain missiles on Israeli cities, and then hide among civilians and civilian structures such as hospitals. And it pains us that terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians (including terrorists posing as ill people in need of medical care) result in security measures that sometimes cause hardship to innocent Palestinians. We do our best to help whenever possible, despite these constraints, and have often called for a separation of political and humane issues, so that no one suffers from the current conflict. The “facts” expressed in the letter of the Palestinian organizations calling for a boycott of the IMA, are a far cry from reality. It is our hope that your readers will form unbiased opinions and recognize the steps that Israeli doctors are taking to improve the health and treatment of all peoples, regardless of race or religion. Those who have preconceived opinions will undoubtedly stick with them. But for those who want the truth, we have attempted to present it. However, unlike our accusers, who present nameless numbers of supporters, we are proud to be associated with the Israeli Medical Association and willingly supply our details. Sincerely, Dr. Yoram Blachar, President, IMA Prof. Shai Ashkenazi, Chairman, Scientific Council, IMA & Director Pediatrics A, Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel Professor Shmuel C. Shapira MD MPH, Hadassah Deputy Director General Director Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health Dr. Jacob Yahav , Director, Kaplan Medical Center Prof. Zvi Zemishlany, Director - Geha Mental Health Center Meir Oren M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H Director – General, The Hillel - Yaffe Medical Center Zvi Stern m.d.Director Hadassah Medical Center- Mt. Scopus
  4. 4. Prof. Jacob Hart, Director (CEO), Loewenstein Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Raanana, Israel Dr. Orna Blondheim, Director, Haemak Medical Center, Afula Dr. Raphi Pollack, Medical Director, Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem SCHARF SHIMON M.D.,M.P.H., Director of the Barzilai Med. Ctr.Ashkelon Yehuda Baruch MD MHA, Director General, Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Israel Amos Etzioni MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology Director - Meyer Children's Hospital, Bat- Galim, Haifa Nicky Liebermann M.D., Head – Community Medical Division, "Clalit" Health Services, Israel Prof. Ron Dagan, Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel Yehezkel Caine M.D., M.Sc. Director General, Herzog Hospital Dr. Itzhak (Tzaki) Siev-Ner, Head of Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Sheba Medical Center, Israel Prof. David Branski, M.D, Chairman of Pediatrics, Hadassah University Hospitals, Jerusalem Amos Etzioni MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology, Director - Meyer Children's Hospital PROF. HANOCH HOD MD, DIRECTOR ICCU SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER, ISRAEL Ehud Raanani, MD, Head of Cardiac Surgery, Sheba Medical Center, Israel Dr.Zeev Feldman, Head of pediatric Neurology, Sheba Medical Center, Israel Prof. Aaron Lerner, Head Child Nutrition Unit, Carmel Hospital Prof. Arie Lindner, Head, Dept. of Urology, Asaf Harofeh Medical Center & Vice Chairman of the Scientific Council, IMA
  5. 5. Eliezer Shalev M.D, Associate Dean, Rappaport faculty of medicine Technion, Israel Institute of Technology Professor and Chairman, Department Of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Haemek medical Center, Afula Israel President, Israel Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Shaul Sofer,M.D., Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Lubner Family Chair in Child Health & Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Yoseph A. Mekori M.D., Professor of Medicine, Dean, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Henry Silver MBBS, BMedSci, DPM, FRANZCP Associate Professor, Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Deputy Director Sha'ar Menashe Mental Health Centre, Israel Prof. Bernard Belhassen, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Tel- Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Batya Kristal, MD, MHA, FASN, Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Head, Department of Nephrology & Hypertension, Western Galilee Hospital Kluger Yoram MD, FACS, Department of Surgery B, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel Prof. Gil Lugassy, Chairman, Israeli Hematology Association Dr. Ohad Birk, Head, Genetics Institute, Soroka Medical Center, Israel Dr. Gerald M.Fraser MD,FRCP, Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit, Deputy-Director Department of Gastroenterology, Rabin Medical Center Prof Alexander Battler, MD, FACC, FESC, Director of Cardiology Rabin Medical Center Francis B Mimouni, MD, FAAP, FACN Professor of Pediatrics, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel Chief of Staff, the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel President, Israeli Pediatric Association Prof. Keren Gad MD, Head Dept. Cardiology, Tel-Aviv Medical Center
  6. 6. Incumbent –Chaim Sheba Chair of Cardiology Santiago Richter, M.D., Head, Endourology Service, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Sava, Israel Professor Ami Schattner Batia Yaffe M.D, Head Department of Hand Surgery and Microsurgery Unit, Sheba Medical Center Dr. Krimchansky Benzy. Head of the ICU for Head Trauma patients. Loewenshtein Rehabilitation Center,. Raanana, Israel Dr Modi Naftali, Poria Medical Center Dr M S Monnickendam MD, Family Physician, Hadera, Israel Yosef Uziel MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Head- Ambulatory Day Unit, Medical Education Unit, Pediatric Rheumatology Department of Pediatrics, Meir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel Yehuda A. Schwarz, MD, Senior Deputy Director of Pulmonary Medicine Dep., Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Ari Zimran, MD, Director, Gaucher Clinic, Shaare Zedek Medical Center Ass. Professor of Medicine, Hebrew University and Haddassah School of Medicine Yehuda L. Danon M.D., Professor of Medicine, Schneider Childrens Medical Center Prof Ami Schattner Judith Heyd MD, Head, Hematology Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem Dr. Darwin Telias, Mental Health Center Beer-Sheva and "Matara" Addicitions Treatment Center, Ben Gurion University Ephraim Rimon, MD Head Geriatric Department E, F, Harzfeld Medical Center, Gedera
  7. 7. Prof. Joel Sayfan, Head of Department of Surgery, Haemek Medical Center Pinchas Halpern, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel Dr. Meir Weisbrod, Director of the Neonatology/Prematurity Department, Laniado Hospital, Netanya, Israel Yehuda Limony MD MSc, Child Health Center-Kiriat Gat And Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva Eran Leitersdorf, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Chair in Molecular Genetics, Head, Department of Medicine B, Director, Center for Research, Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis, Hadassah University Hospital Dean D. Ad-El MD Head, Department of Plastic Surgery & Burns Rabin Medical Center Dr. Avi Cohen, Head, Neurosurgery Dept., Soroka Medical Center Prof. Chaim Lotan, Director, Heart Institute, Chair in Cardiology, Hadassah- Hebrew University Medical Center Hadary Amram MD, Head, Trauma Unit ,”Ziv” Hospital, Safed Pnina Green, M.D., Ph.D., The Laboratory for the Study of Fatty Acids The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, And Department of Internal Medicine B, Rabin Medical Center Dr. Dror Soffer, Head, Trauma Unit, Tel Aviv Medical Center Prof. Gideon Uretzky, M.D., Chairman, Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center & Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel David Pauzner M.D., Deputy Head, Obgyn Wing, Sourasky Medical Center Dr. Yitzchak Halperin, Barzili Medical Center
  8. 8. Prof. Arie Herman, Head of Ob/Gyn, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center Dr Shimoni Zvi, Head of Internal Med B Department and Infectious Disease Unit, Laniado Hospital, Netanya DR SASSON NAKAR Dr Ezra Yehiel, Family Physician, Clalit Health Services, Afula DR YAGEV YARON, OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST, DIRECTOR OF MACCABI OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE CLINIC IN THE NEGEV Zalman Weintraub, MD. Neonatology Nahariya Michael SOUDRY M.D., Professor and Chairman, Division of Orthopaedics and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery A, Rambam Medical Center Professor Eugene Libson, Hadassah Univ.Hospital, Hebrew University School of Medicine Dr. Roberto Michan, Pediatrician Yaacov Jack Ashkenazi md head of adult internal medecine and hematology day care shaare zedek medical center jerusalem Dr. Ido Olsha, Head of Department of General Surgery, Yoseftal Hospital – Eilat Dr Suzy Ronen, Sharei Zedek Medical Center Morris Mosseri, Cardiology Institute, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba Dr. Doron Kopelman, Head, Surgery B, Haemek Medical Center Aroeh Eden MD, Director of Research, Computing and Quality assurance. Department of Anesthesia and CCM Carmel Medical Center Professor Uri Seligsohn, Sheba Medical Center Ofer Nativ MD., Prof. & Chairman Department of Urology, Bnai-Zion Medical Center
  9. 9. Prof' Joseph Ribak, Tel Aviv University Dr Moshe Hersch, MD, MSc, Director of ICU, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem Senior Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Prof. Moshe Hod, Director, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center Boris Finkel, M.D. Head of Psychogeriatric Ward Head of Holocaust Residence Lev HaSharon Mental Heath Center Dr. Gal-Moscovici Anca, Nephrology and Hypertension Services Bone Research Laboratory, Hadassah University, Jerusalem Prof Avry Chagnac, MD, Rabin Medical Center- Hasharon Hospital Prof. Z.H. Rappaport, Director, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Rabin Medical Center Professor Mauro Rathaus, Meir Medical Center PROF. SHOENFELD YEHUDA, MD.FRCP, Head, Department of Medicine 'B' and Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center Vardiella Meiner, M.D.Dept of Human Genetics, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem Prof. Daniel Benharroch, Head of Hematopathology Unit, Dept. of Pathology, Soroka Medical Center, Beer-Sheva. Ofer Z. Shenfeld MD., Chairman of Urology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center Nathaniel Laor, Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Science and Philosophy, Tel Aviv University Dr. Charach Gideon Dr. Pesach Lichtenberg, Herzog Hospital, and the Hadassah Medical School— Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  10. 10. Zohar Barzilay MD FCCM, Professor of Pediatrics, Sheba Medical Center Prof. N. Gadoth Chairman Adult & Pediatric Neurology MA`AYNEI-HAYESHUA Medical- Center, Israel OZ YUVAL MD Ob & Gyn specialist Chief Ultrasound Unit Safed Hospital, Israel DR ZEHAVA ALON, GENERAL PRACTITIONER, Israel Gilutz Harel M.D, Director of Intensive Coronary Care Unit. DR. VERA FRIED,- . Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Geriatric Dep. Soroka University Hospital Beer Sheba Assistant director, Cardiology Department, Ben-Gurion University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Soroka University Medical Center Michael Hoffman, MD Deputy Chief Director Department of Internal Medicine A, Tell Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel Prof. Haim Bibi MD, Head Pediatric Department, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa Shmuel Yurman MD, Head Neonatal Department & NICU Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Prof. Moshe Roffman, Head of Orthopaedic Depart., Carmel Medical Center and Medical Faculty – Technion, Haifa Amir Vardi MD, Director ECMO program Department of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine SAFRA Children's Hospital SHEBA Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer Affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University ISRAEL Ehud Melzer M.D, Head Department of Gastroenterology & Liver Disease
  11. 11. Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, ISRAEL Professor Eugene Libson MD.FRCR, Hadassah Medical Center Prof. Meller, Director- National Unit of Orthopedic Oncology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Hillel Halkin MD, Professor of Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Prof. Shimon Meretyk, Head of Urology Dept., Rambam Medical Center, Israel Prof. Israel Potasman, Director, Infectious Dis., Bnai Zion Med. Ctr., Haifa Dr. Chanan Tauber, Former president of the Israel Orthopedic Association A. Mark Clarfield, MD, FRCPC, Head of Geriatrics, Soroka Hospital. Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University. Shai Brill M.D, Beit Rivka Geriatric Rehabilitation Hospital Lawrence M. Loewenthal, MD Medical Consultant to Ophthalmologists in Haifa, Poriyah, Israel Moshe Hadani M.D. Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel Dr Ilan Treves, Head, Open Ward B, Shalvata Mental Health Center, Israel Prof Yuval Yaron, Head of Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Dr. Ido Olsha, Head of Department of General Surgery, Yoseftal Hospital – Eilat Dr. Moshe Kostiner m.d specialists clinic manager, Israel Joseph Itskovitz-Eldor, MD DSc,Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center & Director, Stem Cell Center Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haim Ring MD, MSc PMR, Professor and Chairman,
  12. 12. Neurological Rehabilitation Dept.Loewenstein Rehabilitation Center Efraim Halperin MD, DTM&H, FACP, Director, Unit of Infectious Diseases Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel Dr. Jacob Atsmon, Head, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Director, Clinical Research Center Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Dr. Alona Paz, Infectious diseases specialist Infectious diseases unit, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa Dr Ilan Treves Prof. D. Hochner, Head of Maternity Unit, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Mount Scopus, Jerusalem Gadi Shaked, MD, Department of Surgery, Trauma Unit, Soroka University Medical Center Prof. H. Matzkin, Head of Urology Dept., Tel Aviv Medical Center Shlomo Keidar MD, Rambam Medical Center HERSHKOVICH JACOB MD, SOROKA MEDICAL CENTER, BEER-SHEVA , ISRAEL Jacob Arad M.D, Director of Emergency Dept,.Joseftal Hospital, Eilat Israel Prof. Michael Glikson, MD, FACC, FESC, Director of Pacing and Electrophysiology Heart Institute, Sheba Medical Center Dr. Arieh Markel, Head, Internal Medicine A, Haamek Medical Center, Afula Dr. Gershon Fink, Head of Pulmonary Institute Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Chairman of the Israel society of Pulmonology Prof. Amos M. Cohen, Hematology Unit, Hasharon Hospital Rabin Medical Center
  13. 13. Juza Chen, MD, Director of Sexual Dysfunction Clinic, Department of Urology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Dr. Zvi Davidovich Prof. Ilana Ariel, MD, PhD, Head, Perinatal Pathology Unit, The Hadassah- Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem Dr. Shimon Rochkind, Specialist in Neurosurgery & Microsurgery, Director, Division of Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Oscar H. Kracoff, MD, Cardiologist, Director of ICCU, Kaplan Medical Center Rehovot, Israel Dr. Naomi Rahimi-Levene, Head, Blood Bank, Asaf Harofeh Medical Center Eran Segal, MD, Director, General ICU, Sheba Medical Center Michael Giladi, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Acting Director, the Infectious Disease Unit, Director, The Bernard Pridan Laboratory for Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases Tel Aviv Medical Center DR MICHAEL BENNETT, MB BS FRCP FRCPath CONSULTANT HAEMATOLOGIST Yehuda Ullmann, Acting Head, Plastic Surgery Dept, .Rambam.Medical Center Eli M Eisenstein, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center Prof. Simcha Yagel, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Centers Professor Tamir Ben-Hur, M.D., Ph.D., Head, Department of Neurology, Hadassah - Hebrew University Medical Center Dr Spector Gregory, MD. PhD, Head of Urology Unit Joseftal Hospital Eilat, Israel Yaron Lang, MD, Head, Dept. of Ophthalmology Ha'Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
  14. 14. Prof Zvi Zadik, Director, Pediatric Endocrine Unit, Kaplan Medical Center Chairman Israeli Pediatric Endocrine Associatiion Fred M Konikoff, MD, MSc., Professor of Medicine, Head, Dept of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Meir Medical Center Dov Inbar, MD, Schneider Children's Medical Center Dr. Itzhak Rosner, Director of Rheumatology, Bnai Zion Medical Center Raphael Catane MD, Professor & Chairman, Department of Oncology, Sheba Medical Center David Jonathan van Dijk, MD, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Nephrology Director of the Diabetic Nephropathy Clinic, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Rabin Medical Center Eli Konen M.D., Head of Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Sheba Medical Center Professor Elihu D richter MD MPH Hebrew Univ-Hadassah SChool of Public Health Jerusalem Prof. Alex Simon, Director of IVF Center, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem Dr. Haim Shtarker, Head, Orthopedic Unit, Nahariya Medical Center Dr Kleinman Yosef, Head of Internal Medicine, Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem Davidovitch Michael MD, Chairman of the Israeli Organization for Child Development and Rehabilitation Dr. Simon M. Schlanger,M.D.; Oncologist, Israel T. Tichler, M.D., Chief, Oncology Inpatient Ward, Davidoff Cancer Center, Beilinson Hospital Treasurer of the Israeli Oncology and Radiotherapy Association Dr Michael Gdalevich, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon
  15. 15. Prof. Uri Kramer. Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Service, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Dr. Yona Yaniv The Israel Society for surgery of the hand Chairperson Hand surgeon - the hand surgery department Sheba hospital Orthopedic surgeon member - Physicians for human rights Prof. Zvi Ram, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Tel Aviv Medical Center Dr Alon Reshef, Head of psychiatric outpatient clinic, Afula. Israel Dr. Nissim Razon, Neurosurgeon, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Haim Gutman, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Surgery Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine. Head, Surgical Oncology Service, Rabin Medical Center Dr. Yosef MANOR, Head of Hematology, Meir Medical Center and Tel Aviv University Dr Mariana Steiner, Head of Oncology Service, Carmel Hospital, Haifa David Huminer M.D., Rabin Medical Center Ernst Voss MD, Gynaecologist , Hadassah University Hospital , Jerusalem Prof. Moshe Garty MD MSC.FACP(MON) Head of Recanati Center for Medicin - Research Beilinson campus Rabin Medicial Center, Israel Dr. Yacov Fogelman, "Leumit" HMO Sergey Preisman, M.D., Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer Dr. Haim Bitterman, President of the Israel Association of Internal Medicine Dr. Menahem Fisher, Deputy Chairman, Israeli Gynecology Association
  16. 16. Dr Igal Hekselman MD MHA-Medical Director, Health insurance system & Clalit Mushlam Miriam Zalish MD, Head, Glaucoma Unit, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot Prof. Yehuda G. Wolf, M.D., Head, Dept. of Vascular Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Alexander Kantarovsky MD, Vascular Surgery, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Dr. Michael Stein, Head, Trauma Unit, Rabin Medical Center & Chairman, Israeli Trauma Association Marc Brezins, Cardiologist, Head of Cath. Lab. Western Galilee Hospital Nahariya USA Professor David Greenberg, Herzog Hospital, Jerusalem Prof Amos Katz, M.D., Director, Department of Cardiology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, & Associate Dean for student Affairs, Faculty of Health Sciences Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel Nachum Soroker, M.D., Chairperson, Israel Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Head, Department of Neurological Rehabilitation, Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital, Raanana Shmuel Reis MD, MHPE, Head, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine The Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa Professor Alain Berrebi, Head, Hematology Institute, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel. Zemach Eisenstein M.D., Endocrine consultant, "Maccabi" Health services, Israel Head of Pediatrics, Medical Division in the Community, Clalit Medical Services, Israel
  17. 17. Ronni Wolf, MD, Assoc. Clin. Prof. of Dermatology, Head, Dermatology Unit Kaplan Medical Center, Rechovot Prof. Benjamin Brenner, Director, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Unit, Dept. of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa Prof. Raanan Shamir, Head, Pediatric gastroenterology and Nutrition, Meyer Children's hospital of Haifa, Rith and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Institute of Technology, Israel Prof. Ron Maymon, Department OB/GYN, Assaf Harofe Medical Center & Tel Aviv university Prof. Shmuel Kivity, Israel Dr. Shlomo Moshe – Maccabi Health Services Dr. Michal Tavor - Maccabi Health Services Dr. Yair Barak - Maccabi Health Services Dr. Michal Shilo - Maccabi Health Services Professor Esther Paran, Head, Hypertension Unit, Soroka University Hospital, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheba, Israel Prof. Patrick Sorkine, Head of Intensive Care Unit, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv Prof. Eliezer Kitai, Head, Dept Family Medicine, Leumit HMO, Dept. Family Medicine , Tel-Aviv University Mario Sztern M.D, Head of the Emergency Medicine Department, Meir Medical Center Kfar Saba Dr. Meira Berger, Head of the department of family medicine A, Maccabi Health Services Israel
  18. 18. Gerry Leisman, MD, PhD, Director & Professor The F. R. Carrick Institute for Clinical Ergonomics, Rehabilitation & Applied Neuroscience of Leeds Metropolitan University & Professor, University of Haifa Ian Miskin MD, Specialist in Family Medicine, Infectious Disease Consultant, Jerusalem Dr. STOLIN MARINA, Clalit Health Services, Israel Boris Yoffe MD FACS, Head Department, General and Vascular Surgery, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel Prof. Rephael Zeltser, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem Dr Leon Joseph, IDF medical Corps, Israel Prof. Jochanan E. Naschitz, Technion, Haifa Baruch Brenner, MD, Gastrointestinal Oncology Unit, Head, Davidoff Cancer Center Rabin Medical Center Dror Ovadia, MD, Orthopaedic surgeon, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Ron Arnon, M.D, Institute of Gastroenterology, Hadassah Medical Center Jerusalem, Israel Prof. Gilad Ben-Baruch, Director Department of Gynecologic-Oncology, Sheba Medical Center Tel-Hashomer, Israel Dan M. Fliss MD, President of the Israeli Society of Otorhinolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery, Professor and Chairman Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Tel Aviv 64239, ISRAEL Dr. Eli Shahak MD Soroka MEDICAL CENTER, Israel A. Mark Clarfield, MD, FRCPC, Head of Geriatrics, Soroka Hospital. Sidonie Hecht Professor of Geriatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University.
  19. 19. Dr. Michael Koffler, Director, The Diabetes Unit, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv Dr Suzy Ronen, Sharei Zedek Medical Center Prof Raphael Breuer, MD, Head, Inst of Pulmonary Medicine & Lung Biology Laboratory Hadassah - Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel ASA LEV-EL M.D ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON, DIRECTOR OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY DEPT, R.SIEFF HOSPITAL, SAFED Nathan I Cherny MBBS FRACP FRCP Medical Oncologist and Director of Palliative Care Dept Oncology Shaare Zedek Medical Centre Jerusalem ISRAEL Jacob Pe'er, M.D. Professor and Chairman Department of Ophthalmology Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Jerusalem, Israel Avigdor Mandelberg, MD. Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Unit The Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Pediatrics The Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Affiliate with the Sackler school of medicine, Tel-Aviv University Israel. 62, Halochamim Street, Holon 58100, ISRAEL Prof. Lior Rosenberg, MD. Chairman of the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Soroka University Medical Center, The Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva and Chairman of The Unit for Cleft Lip, Palate & Craniofacial Deformities Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel Dr. Z. Davidovich, Clalit Health Services, Israel Joseph Faber, MD, Former (retired) Head, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem
  20. 20. Prof. Josef Elidan, Chairman, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem Dr Beloosesky Yichayaou, Head Geriatric Department, Rabin Medical Ceter Petach Tikva, Israel Shay Pintov M.D – Israel Paul Sagiv MD, MSc, Head, Hand Surgery Unit, Meir Medical Center Kfar Saba, Israel Segal Karl, M.D.Deputy Head Dept. of Otolaryngology @ Head and Neck Surgery, RABIN MEDICAL CENTER, Israel Meyer Lifschitz M.D. , Adult Nephrologist, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem and Professor Emeritus, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas Daniel Landau, MD, Director, Pediatrics Department A, Head, Pediatric Nephrology Unit, Soroka university Medical Center, Beer Sheva, 84101, Israel Prof. Gershon Holcberg, Soroka University Medical Center, Israel Dr Ellenbogen Adrian, Director, IVF Unit, Hillel Yaffe Medical Centre, Hadera ISRAEL Dr. Zeev Goldik, Head of Post Anaesthesia Care Unit Lady Davis Carmel Medical Centre, Haifa- Israel Galia Barkai MD, Pediatric Dept., Soroka University Medical Center, Beer- Sheva Dr. Juza Chen, Urology Dept, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv Dr Anthony S. Luder MB BS., MRCP(UK), Director Paediatrics and Genetics, Ziv Medical Centre, Safed Zvi Borochowitz, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics Director, The Simon Winter Institute for Human Genetics, Bnai-Zion Medical Center, Technion-Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa
  21. 21. Dr B Rapoport , Maccabi HMO and Dept of Family Medicine , Tel-Aviv University Edgar Pick, M.D.,Ph.D, Professor Director, the Julius Friedrich Cohnheim - Minerva Center for Phagocyte Research Head, the Ela Kodesz Institute of Host Defense against Infectious Diseases Incumbent, the Roberts-Guthman Chair in Immunopharmacology Sackler School of Medicine Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv 69978, Israel Ze'ev Shenkman, MD Pediatric Anesthesiologist Department of Anesthesiology C Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel Dr M Wisnovitz, Specialist Family Physician, Maccabi Health Services, Eilat Avraham Rivkind , M.D., Head, Dept. of General Surgery & Shock Trauma Unit Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel Isac Bloch M.D., HaEmek Medical Center, Head and Neck Surgery, Afula, Israel Noam Goldstein, M.D., Head, Pulmonary Disease Unit And Regional Tuberculosis Center,Naharia Hospital, Naharia, Israel Dr. Miriam A. Hahn, Israel Batia Weiss, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Safra Children's Hospital, Tel Hashomer, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel- Aviv Dr. Shmuel Anderman, Director, Division of Gynecological Surgery & Endoscopy, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Israel Francis Salamon M.D.Vice-chief Department of Medicine D'Beilinson Campus Rabin Medical Center, Israel Ron Rabinowitz,MD, Director ultrasound unit, OBGYN, Shaare Zedek Med Center, Jerusalem abraham greenberg, md, faap, developmental pediatrics, Israel Dr. Joseph Berger, Kiryat Bialik Israel
  22. 22. Prof. Rafael Bruck, Dept. of Gastroenterology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Marion Sztern M.D, Emergency Medicine Dept Head, Meir Medical Center Kfar Saba Israel Dr. Wanda Reichstein Gonda, Vice President of the Brazilian IMA Chapter Dr. Simon Nadel, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, St Mary's Hospital, London, UK Danuta Wasserman Professor MD PhD Jerzy Wasserman Professor MD. PhD. Ralph Rosenberg MAssistant, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut, USA Professor Michael Baum ChM, FRCS, MD, FRCR Hon. Professor emeritus of Surgery and visiting professor of medical humanities University College London, The Portland Hospital, London, UK David Reifler, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery/Ophthalmology, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Ronny Meier, M.D., FACOG, Teaneck New Jersey, USA, (OB_GYN) Efrat Meier-Ginsberg, FACOG, Bergenfield, New Jersey, USA, (OB GYN) Howard Goodman, M.D., New-York, N.Y. USA, (Orthopedist) Karen Goodman, M.D., New-York, N.Y., USA, (Pediatrician) Michael C. Lewis MD, Associate Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology Program Director, Anesthesiology Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA Dr. A van der Spek, Radiologist NP, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam Julian Jacobs, MD,FACP Emeritus Professor of Medicine,Emory University School of Medicine,Atlanta,Ga., USA
  23. 23. Bernd Wollschlaeger,MD,FAAFP-Family Physician&Addiction Specialist, President of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine& President-Elect of the Dade County Medical Association, Miami,Florida,USA Michael Willen, MD, FACP, New York Oncology Hematology, Latham, NY, USA Dr Daniel Mann-Segal, Family Physician, Melbourne Australia Dr. Cleve Ziegler, MD, FRCS(C), CSPQ, Obstetrics & Gynecology The Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada Dr. Stuart L. Fischman, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Health Sciences State University of NY at Buffalo, USA Dr. Alan D. Shroot, Immediate Past President of the Australasian Jewish Medical Federation Steven Kirshblum MD, Medical Director, Director of Spinal Cord Injury Program Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ, USA Rachel Falk, MB.MS. FRANZCP. Consultant psychiatrist, Fellow of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists; Member, International Psychoanalytical Association, Australia Franklin D. Friedman, MD, MS, FACEP, Director of Emergency Clinical Operations Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston MA, USA Dr Brent Rubin, Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Bradenton Florida USA Yale Shulman, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Urology, New York University School of Medicine, USA Professor Aviad Haramati, Departments of Physiology & Biophysics and Medicine Georgetown University School of Medicine Washington, DC, USA Michael Aschner, PhD, Gray E. B. Stahlman Chair of Neuroscience, Department of Pediatrics Medical Center North Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-2495, USA
  24. 24. Sam Schulman, MD, Professor of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada David H. Shmerling, emer. Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, University of Zürich, Switzerland Julinho Aisen, MD, Phd. Clinic Hospital University of Sao Paulo, Brasil Dr Michael Denman, Consultant Clinical Immunologist, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow UK Adam Ilicki, MD, PhD, Senior Pediatrician, Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital Stockholm, Sweden Jacques Brotchi, MD, PhD, President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Professor & Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Erasme Hospital, Université libre de Bruxelles, 808, Route de Lennik, B-1070 Brussels, Belgium Joel Sadavoy MD, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry University of Toronto Family Chair in Applied General Psychiatry Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto, Head geriatric Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital, Head Community Psychiatry Mount Sinai Hospital, Montreal, Canada Dr Cohen Herman, Head Department, Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic, Petah- Tikva,Israel Alan Goldsmith, Ph.D., President, Jewish Renaissance Medical Center Jewish Renaissance Foundation, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861, USA Dr. Michael Gordon, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada Lawrence Skolnick, MD, MPH, FAAP, Associate Professor of Clinicl Pediatrics UMDNJ-NJ School of Medicine, USA William Cooper MD Neurologist, Indianapolis Indiana Bernard Freudenthal: Year 3 medical student, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, London, UK
  25. 25. Gabriella Cohn Cedermark MD,PhD, Ass Prof., Dept of Oncology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden Dr Michael Cohen MB,ChB, MPH, USA Dr Deborah Radomsky MBBS, London Dr. A.Bochner, Pediatric Department, Queen Paola Hospital Antwerp Belgium Dr Anthony Nicholls MB BS MRCP(UK) MRCGP, Principle, The Pinn Medical Centre Middlesex, UK Helena Kazarina, psychiatrist & psychotherapist, Soderkliniken, Malmoe, Sweden Neil L. Davis, M.D., Depts. Of Pathology, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey and Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York, USA Prim. Dr. Hava Eva Bugajer-Gleitman, Chief of Medicine of the Helia Clinic for Physical Therapy, Vienna, Austria Michael H. Davidson M.D,. F. A. C. C., Clinical Professor, Director of Preventive Cardiology University of Chicago, USA Prof. Bianca Bassi- Department of Pediatric and Adolescence Science - Division of Child Neuropsychiatry - Chief of Rehabilitation Center - University of Turin (Italy) Regina Margherita Children Hospital, Italy William R. Stern, M.D., Associates in Gastroenterology, Silver Spring, USA Dr. Enrique Frajewicki. Former Professor of Internal Medicine. Buenos Aires, Argentina Ruggero Raccah M.D.,specialist in psychiatry, 00198 Rome Italy Dr Peter Revesz, Södra Vägen 23, 411 35 Göteborg, Sweden Dr. George M.Weisz, Sydney, Australia
  26. 26. Eli Avisar M.D., F.A.C.S.; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Surgical Oncology Division, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami; Medical Director, Taylor Breast Health Center. – Miami FL, USA Ass.Prof.Dr. Alex Friedmann, Vienna University Hospital, Austria Rob Friedland, MD, Professor, Dept. of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Ohio 44106-4962, USA Dr. Henry Anhalt, NJ, USA T.M. Erwteman, M.D., Ph.D., Amsterdam, Holland PANAGIOTIS TSIRIGOTIS, MD, PhD, 2ND DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, ATTIKON GENERAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, ATHENS, GREECE Doctor M Zerbib, Full Professor of Urology and Surgery Descartes University, Paris, France Mariavittoria Hana Pitzalis, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC Professor of Medicine, Director of Heart Failure Program Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology,The Brody School of Medicine East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, USA Dr. Alberto Tedeschi, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Unit, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli & Regina Elena, Milano, Italy Dr Michael Zloczower. Dermatologist in 2340 Mödling, Austria Iakov MOLAYEM, MD, Policlinico Umberto I – Università degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy Moshe Rubin, M.D. Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, NY USA Judith Issroff M.B. B.Ch, D.P.M., M.R.C.Psych, M. Inst. Psychoanalist currently London NW3 2PJ & Maoz Zion- Mevasseret Zion, Jerusalem
  27. 27. Paul S. Appelbaum, MD Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law Director, Division of Psychiatry, Law and Ethics Department of Psychiatry Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA Maurice Sandler, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Former Professor of Urology, Upstate Medical Center SUNY, Former representative of all SUNY Medical school faculty to the Governor of New York, USA Prof. Donatella Camerino, Department of Occupational Health University of Milan, Italy Arthur S. Kunin, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine, College of Medicine, The University of Vermont, Burlington , VT., USA William Schecter, MD, Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, Chief of Surgery, San Francisco General Hospital, USA Dr Jacob Boon, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia Andrea Finzi, MD, Cardiologist, Dept. of Cardiology - Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Mangiagalli Regina Elena Milan - Italy Chair of the Northern Italy branch of the Italian Jewish Medical Association Dr Deanne Mannelid MD, specialist in psychiatry, Head of staff Psychiatric Center West Stockholm, Sweden Yaron Flicker, mbbs Melbourne Australia , member of AJMF Alexander Gonn, MD Specialist internal Medicine Arkadens Läkarmottagning, Malmö, Sweden Dr Bryan Lashansky, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Melbourne Hospital Melbourne, Australia L. Ron van der Wieken MD, Interventional cardiologist, Amsterdam Ronald H. Berman, M.D., San Pablo, CA 94806, USA
  28. 28. Dr John Grabinar BM, BCh, MRCGP locum General Practitioner, Lewisham Primary Care Trust, London, UK Med.Rat Dr.Thomas NEUFELD obstetrician & gynaecologist Affiliated to Privatklinik Döbling Vienna Consultant to general public hospital Klosterneuburg, Austria Dr Leah Kaminsky mbbs,ba, Principal, Elwood family clinic, Melbourne, Australia David Sacerdoti, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Padova, Italy Josef Zorski MD ; GP ,Göteborg,Sweden Univ. Prof. Dr. Paul Haber, Klinik für Innere Medizin II, Medizinische Universität Wien, Vienna Austria Harvey A. Risch, MD, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut, USA Dr Patrick Stafler, Paediatric Department, Royal London Hospital, UK Anders Holtz, Ass Professor, MD, Phd, Department of Neuroscience Neurosurgery Akademika Sjukhuset, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden Mr. Julien Ginsberg FRCSEd. FCS[SA] Orth. FRACS Orth. Conjoint Lecturer UNSW. St. George Private Hospital, Kogarah, SYDNEY. AUSTRALIA Professor Dr Simon Panzer, Department for Blood Group Serology and Transfusion Medicine, Medical University Vienna, Austria Jesse Jupiter M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital Boston USA Prof. Kenneth Thau MD – Professor of Psychiatry – Medical University Vienna Dpt. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Austria Dr Susan Kloot, Melbourne, Australia Michael Abramson, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  29. 29. Andrew Forbes, PhD, Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Monash University Australia Dr Darrilyn Greenberg, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Sydney, Australia Mark Steiner, ophthalmologist, editor , AJMF. eye and ear hospital Melbourne Australia Professor Frank Oberklaid Director, Centre for Community Child Health, University of Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville Victoria, Australia Professor Robert Brown, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD, USA Dr Judy Carman, Melbourne, Australia Dr Perry Burstin, Private Practice, Australia Dr Caroline Marshall, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia Dr Michael Levick M.B.B.S Member - Australian Medical Association Director - Northern Division of General Practice - Melbourne Australia Daniel Bensky, DO, Chiron Health Associates, Oriental & Osteopathic Medicine Seattle, WA, USA Shyrla Pakula, MB BS, Melbourne Australia Dr Hans Atterhem, Medlem av Svensk Förening för Estetisk Plastikkirurgi 90339 Umeå, Lidingö kliniken, 181 32 Lidingö, Sweden Leonard A. Katz, MD -- Emeritus professor of medicine and Adjunct professor of Social and Preventive Medicine SUNY at Buffalo, USA Arnold Felsenfeld, MD, Professor of Medicine, UCLA, USA
  30. 30. David M. Polaner, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology The Children's Hospital and University of Colorado School of Medicine Denver, CO, USA Avron Daniller MD FACS, FRCS Clinical Prof. Plastic Surgery USC, England. Warren D. Widmann, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, New York, USA David L. Kaye, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Director of Training in Child/Adol. Psychiatry SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine The Childrens' Psychiatry Clinic Millard Fillmore Hospital Buffalo, N.Y., USA Alan E. Geller, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA USA David E. Fisher MD, PhD, Director, Melanoma Program Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Harvard Medical School Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Childrens Hospital Boston Boston, MA, USA Mitchell F. Berman, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology Columbia University, New York, NY, USA Daniel Kordansky,MD West Hartford, CT USA Jonathan David, MD, FACP, FACG Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Columbia University College of P&S, USA Michael E. Goldberg, M.D. David Mahoney Professor of Brain and Behavior in the Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, and the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, NY 10032, USA Henry Ekert, MD. FRACP ( Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians )
  31. 31. Haematology and Oncology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Member of Australian Medical Assocoiation Claire Fung MD, Newton, MA USA Dr Jonathan Lipshutz, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia Jonathan L. Nelson, M.D., F.A.A.D. Rye, New York, USA Tony Korman, Director, Infectious Diseases, Southern Health, Clayton VIC 3168 Australia Mark Lebwohl, MD, Chairman, Department of Dermatology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA Dr. Ronit Zweig, PsyD, CBT, Psychologist, NY, USA Marc B. Hertz, DDS, MD – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, NY, USA Milton Alter MD PhD is Clinical Professor of Neurology at Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA, USA Dr Sharon Woolf MBBS [Monash],FRACGP, Glen Iris 3146,Victoria, Australia Kevin B. Kulick, M.D.,Dermatologist, Buffalo, New York, USA Chaim Charytan, M.D., FACP, Chief Renal Division NY Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Clinical Professor of Medicine Cornell University College of Medicine Flushing, NY 11355, USA Robert N. Taub MD PhD FACP Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Professor of Clinical Medicine Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, NY 10032, USA Dr Leon Massage, Melbourne, Australia Marcel Goodman FRCS FRCSE FRACS Senior Vascular Surgeon and Clinical Lecturer in Surgery,
  32. 32. Sir Charles Gairdener, Mount and St John of God Hospitals Perth, West Australia Professor Rachelle Buchbinder, Director Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Cabrini Hospital; Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University; Joint Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group,Australia Dr David Slonim Mt Waverley Clinic 16 Alexander st Mt Waverley Australia Jack Greenberg MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology, Drexel Medical School, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106, USA N Serman BDS DDS MS (Rad) FACD FIADMFR Professor and Head [Retired], Division of Oral Radiology Columbia University, City of New York, USA Dr. Victor Kelmann, Australia Marvin Packer, M.D., Newton, Ma 02459, USA Dr Adam Feldman, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Peter McCallum Cancer Centre Melbourne Australia F. Carl Grumet MD, Professor of Pathology, emeritus, Stanford University, USA henry kaminer md, new york city, USA Bruce Raphael MD Clinical Professor of Medicine, NYU Medical School. New York City, USA Harvey Arbesman, MD, MS University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, USA Joseph Carl Bass, M.D. 1966 University of vermont College of medicine Associated Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists, Inc., Jupiter, Florida, USA Peter F. Wohlauer, M.D, member of the New England Medical Society and the American Medical Association, USA
  33. 33. Aaron Manson, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Columbia University, New York, USA Dr. Larry Light, General Practice & Allergy Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia Jack Greenberg MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology, Drexel Medical School, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106, USA shoshana borowski, final year student, monash university, melbourne, Australia Nina Ekeroth, MD, Sweden dr thierry boukris, to support your answer under the label of Australasian Jewish Medical Federation, Zoe Moatti, 5th year Medical student, University of Nottingham, UK Daniel Huberman MD, Läkarhuset Ellenbogen, Malmoe, Sweden emanuel goldberg md attending cardiologist beth israel med center nyc associate clinical professor of medicine albert einstein coll of med, USA Catarina Rabbie Dolsten, MD, NY, USA Zvi G Wirschubsky MD. Ph.D, Medical chief editor, Stockholm, Sweden Lewis Chamoy, M.D., President, Hand Surgery Ltd. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Mikael Hirschberg, undergraduate student in Medicine, the Karolinska Institute in Stochkolm, Sweden Gabe Vorobiof, M.D., Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA Keith Highiet, University of California, Irvine, Modesto CA, USA Professor Ashley Grossman, Dept. of Endocrinology
  34. 34. St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1A 7BE Great Britain Dr Raymond Schwartz; Neurologist and Geriatrician; VMO St. George Hospital, Sydney. Australia Dr Marcus Hirschfield, Corporate Occupational Physician, Melbourne Australia Robert M. Epstein, M.D. Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Arthur S. Kunin, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine,The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA Ralph Rabkin, MD Emeritus Professor Medicine/Nephrology Stanford University Nephrology Section,VAPAHCS Palo Alto,California 94304, USA DR DANIEL A VOROBIOF, Director, Sandton Oncology Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa Donald P. Levine, M.D. Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine Wayne State University University Health Center Detroit, Michigan USA Avi Whiteman, MD, MPH, FCPC, FACOEM, FCBOM Assistant Professor, Family Medicine Maimonides Hospital, Montreal, Canada McGill University Hospital Center, Montreal, Canada Prof.dr.L.Kater, University Medical Center, Utrecht ,the Netherlands Ira Zackon, M.D.Albany, New York, USA Jack Salem, Los Angeles, CA dr. elisabeth pittermann , head of the 3rd medical dep. of hanuschhospital ( social assurance ) , vienna , austria
  35. 35. Andrew R. Marks, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA President & Chief Medical Officer, Professor of Clinical Medicine New Island Hospital, Bethpage, NY 11714, USA Harold S Solomon, MD, Assocıate lınıcal Professor, Harvard Medıcal School, USA Dr Giorgio MORTARA, Preident, IMA World Fellowship (AME), Italy Dmitry Portnoy, M.D., Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Texas, Galveston, USA Medical Director, Anesthesia Support Services Janet Rubin MD, Professor of Medicine Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill USA Myles Akabas, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, of Neuroscience and of Medicine Director, Medical Scientist Training Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University Bronx, NY 10461 USA Professor Leon Bach, MB BS, PhD, FRACP Department of Medicine, Monash University Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3004, Australia David Siegel MD, MPH, FACP, FAHA Chief of Medicne, VA Northern California Health Care System Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine University of California, Davis, USA Joseph M. Merrick, Professor Emeritus State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Microbiology School of Medicine and Biological Sciences Buffalo, New York,14221 USA
  36. 36. Dr. Guy R. Rosenschein, MD, FACS, Ass. Prof. (clin) UAMS. Springdale, AR 72765 USA Robert H. Seller, MD, FACP, emeritus professor of Medicine and Family Medicine, Medical School of the State University of New York, USA Kenneth H. Norwich MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Canada Pedram Bral, M.D. F.A.C.O.G Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Gynecological Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, USA Dr. Gerhard Falk, Professor of Sociology, Buffalo, USA Michael Alper MD, Medical Director Boston IVF Associate Clinical Professor OBGYN, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA USA Philip Lempert, MD, Ithaca, NY, USA Stuart M. Sprague, D.O., Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois 60201 USA Joe Trager MD, Markham Ontario, Canada Steven M. Albert, PhD, MSPH, Professor of Behavioral & Community Health Sciences Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA Roslyn Seligman, M.D. University of Cincinnati, USA Dr. Gary Greenstein, MD, FACOG, ObGyn, USA Dr. Kenny Livingstone, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK Edward H. Kaplan, Ph.D. William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Management Sciences Professor of Public Health, Professor of Engineering
  37. 37. Yale School of Management, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8200 USA Prof. Germán Sierra Paredes M.D., Ph.D., Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Medical School, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain David Barth MD FRCPC Clinical Hematology and Hematopathology Director Therapeutic Apheresis Program, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada Gary B. Ostrower, Ph.D., Prof. of History, Alfred University, Alfred, NY USA Dr Andrew Gal B.Sc.(Med.), M.B.BS., F.R.C.P.A. Sydney. Australia Dr Gary Leber, FRACS, FRANZCO, FRCOphth, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, Australia Dr Neil Ginsberg MMed (Paeds) FRACP, Paediatrician, Sydney Australia Eric Garver MD Bridgeport Ct. USA George Flesh, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Harvard Medical School, USA Mr Eduard Pudel MBBS FRACS (ORL HNS), Dublin, Republic of Ireland Selwyn Oskowitz; Assistant Professor, Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston. USA Professor MB Pepys FRS FMedSci Head, Department of Medicine, Hampstead Campus Director, Centre for Amyloidosis & Acute Phase Proteins Royal Free & University College Medical School University College London, UK Matthew Shuster MD Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA Dr. Ronnie Ptasznik MBBS FRANZCR Director of Ultrasound, Monash Medical Centre & Southern Health
  38. 38. Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine / Health Sciences Monash University, Australia Dr Arnold Shmerling, General practitioner, Melbourne, Australia Dr. Max Kupershmidt, Melbourne, Australia Janio Szklaruk, Ph.D, M.D. Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA Ayal Schaffer, MD, FRCPC Head, Mood Disorders Program Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry University of Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada Dr Olivier Harari MA PhD MRCP Consultant Rheumatologist & Honorary Senior Lecurer Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine Hammersmith Hospital London W12 0HS UK Alan Naftalin FRCOG Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK Dr Annie CHALFINE, MD MPH, Head, Hospital Infection Control Unit, centre hospitalier Paris-Saint Joseph, Paris 75674, France Alain J Gelibter, MD, Oncologist, Rome, Italy Dr. Eli Kotler, cardiology, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia DR Leon Slonim,7 Lempriere Ave, East St Kilda 3183 Australia Dr Cecil Reid FRCP, FRCPath Consultant Haematologist, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK Prof. Jean Claude GLUCKMAN Pierre et Marie Curie Medical School Paris, FRANCE M.D Beatrice Sommerfeld, dermatolog Danavägen 7B, 18131 Lidingö, Sweden
  39. 39. Dr Adrian Dabscheck Palliative Care Consultant, Western Health, Melbourne Australia Dr. Ronald Sweet, President of the Australian Jewish Medical Federation Dr Stanislaw Rodau, Stockholm Jonas Tovi, MD GP PhD Boo health care centre, Saltsjo-Boo, Sweden Charles J. Hyman, MD, FAAP Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, LLU, Redlands, Ca., USA Dr.Hugo Gold,FRACP,MRCP.,Chairman,Clinical Ethics Service,Chairman,Clinical Advisory Board,Royal Childrens Hospital,Melbourne,Australia Dr Michael Rich, Dermatologist, Melbourne Australia Prof Mike Dorevitch, Director of Medical Services, Bundoora Extended Care Centre, Melbourne AUSTRALIA Michael J. Daly, M.D. Retired Nuclear Medicine/Internal Medicine Specialist 24130 S Newkirchner Rd Oregon City, OR, 97045 USA Barry Blum, MD, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA Josh Szental, Medical Student, Monash University, Australia David Lewis FRCSEd, MRCGP GP, Watford, UK Dr Jeremy Rees is at University College London Hospital NHS Trust, UK Dr Joanna Rees is at Chalkhill Health Centre, London, UK Dr. Andrew Jakobovits. MBBS. MRCP.FRACP, Melbourne, Australia
  40. 40. Dr. Shay Zayontz, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cabrini Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia Dr. Anna Davis, Consultant Radiologist, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Dr Daniel Lewis, Rheumatologist, Melbourne Australia Dr Marcel Zimmet, Paediatric Registrar, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia Joe l Freeman M.B.B.S. F.R.A.C.P. Consultant Paediatrician, Knox Hospital, Melbourne, Australia DR MICHAEL POLKE IMA; AUSTRALIAN JEWISH MEDICAL FEDERATION, ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON Michael P Ehrenhaus, MD, Director Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, USA Dr Helen Fisher MBBS, Melbourne, Australia Dr. Stephen Kleid MB,BS FRACS, Ear Nose & Throat / Head & Neck Surgeon Sino-Nasal & Rhinoplasty, Snoring Surgery, Masada Med Centre, Vic, AUSTRALIA 3183 Shonni J. Silverberg, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons New York, NY 10032, USA KENNETH A. ALTMAN M.D. J. D. INT.MED./GI. COLLEGE OF P. &S. COLUMBIA UNIV. NYC, USA Dr Darren Katz, (MBBS) Melbourne Australia Wallace B. Lehman M.D.F.A.C.S. Hospital for Joint Diseases Center for Children Director New York Ponseti Clubfoot Center Professor of Orthopedic Surgery NYU/HJD Medical Center New York,N.Y. 10003 USA
  41. 41. Edward S. Linn, M.D. Chairman, Department of Ob/Gyn, Director, Women's Health Sevices Rush North Shore Medical Center, Skokie, Illinois, USA Darryl Hoffman MD FRCS, Attending Cardiac Surgeon Beth Israel Medical Center, New York NY USA Donna Shelley, MD, MPH Department Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School Public Health, New York, NY 10032, USA Marvin Koss, M.D., D.F.A.P.A., Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA Samuel F Berkovic, AM MD FAA FRACP Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Melbourne, Epilepsy Research Centre, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Austin Health VIC 3081, Australia Howard Trachtman MD, Schneider Children's Hospital, New Hyde Patk NY, USA Avram R. Gold, MD, Associate Prof. of Medicine Medical Director, Stony Brook University Sleep Disorders Center Stony Brook, New York, USA Adam Albert, Final year medical student, University of Manchester, UK Linda Granowetter M.D. Columbia University Medical Center- New York New York Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Clinical Director Division of Pediatric Oncology, Medical Director Oncology-Hematology and Stem Cell, USA Jill S. Menell, MD, Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Paterson, NJ 07503 USA Bryan D.Myers,MD,Professor o f Medicine(active emeritus) Stanford University, California,U.S.A. Matthew Lorber M.D., SUNY Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, USA
  42. 42. Edward M. Ornitz, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles California, USA Robert R. Goodman, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, N.Y. 10032 USA Evan Shereck, MD, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology , Columbia University, USA George J. Siegel, MD Emeritus Professor of Neurology and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL Consulting Neurologist, Director of Multiple Sclerosis Clinic,Edward Hines, Jr.VA Hospital, Hines, IL Editor-in-Chief, Basic Neurochemistry Charles J. Hyman, MD, FAAP, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, LLU Redlands, Ca, USA Michael Wechsler M.D. F.A.C.S. Columbia University, Associate Professor of Clinical Urology, USA Dr Simon Wiseman, General Practitioner, London UK Dr Robin Woolfson MD FRCP Clinical Director for Nephrology & Transplantation, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK Dr. Georgina Wechsler, 40474 Düsseldorf Germany Eugene H. Kaplan, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science U. of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC 29203 USA Dr. Rimoczi, D-42489 Wülfrath, Germany
  43. 43. Perry Cooper MD FRCP(C), Dept. of Medical Imaging (Neuroradiology), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre University of Toronto Canada Kathy L. Ales, MD, FACP Princeton, NJ, USA Dr Ruth Schneier, Australia Dr Zalman Rosenblum, Australia Carolyn Fein Levy, MD Attending, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology The Brooklyn Hospital Center Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA Edith Diament Gurewitsch, M.D. Assistant Professor of Gynecology & Obstetrics Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 600 North Wolfe Street, Phipps 217 Baltimore, Maryland 21287 USA Prof. Dr. Peter Fritsch, chairman of the department of dermatology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria Ass. Prof. Dr. Esther Fritsch, retired deputy chairman of the department of radio oncology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria Dr. med. Alexander NASS Arzt für Neurologie und Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie; Dellbrücker Hauptstraße 90, 51069 Köln, Germany Peter Enten MBBS, FRACGP, Melbourne, Australia Dr.med.Maria Leuschner, Internist, Hepatologist, Psychotherapist, Herrnstr.51, 63605 Offenbach, Germany Judith Livingston University of Leeds Medical Student, UK Dr Romi Janovic, Melbourne Australia Dr Michael Peters, GP- London, UK
  44. 44. Dr David Hoadley AJMF - NZ President General Practitioner Sen Lecturer, University of Auckland Henri Goldstein Head of Department, M.D., D.Sc. President of the Federation of Danish-Jewish Physicians Dr. med. Dipl. Psych. Alex Gillor, Childrens' Hospital of the city of Cologne, Pediatric Cardiology, Germany Dr Wayne Lemish Director of Radiology, Freemason Medical Center, Melbourne, Australia Arthur Safran M.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology Tufts University Chairman, Ethics and Grievance Committee Massachusetts Medical Society, USA Nicholas J Naftalin OBE FRCOG Emeritus Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London, UK Hilary Livingston, Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, Scotland Sergio Seibel, MD, PhD. Psychiatrist. University of Sao Paulo – School of Medicine, Brazil. President of the Brazilian Chapter of IMA Dr Zalman Rosenblum, Elsternwick Medical Centre, Melbourne Australia Dr Ruth Schneier, Elsternwick Medical Centre, Melbourne Australia Dr Adam Gordon MBBS FRACP, Australia Dr Michelle Gordon MBBS FRACP, Australia Dean H. Kedes, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, USA Dr.Klara Reder-Shemaryahu, Germany
  45. 45. Gary Kupfer, Associate Professor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA Dr. Horst Sabiers, Surgeon, Municipal Hospital Cologne Germany Krankenhaus Holweide Dr. Assaf ZELTZER, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Belgium Dr Martin Livingston MD FRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow G51 4TF, United Kingdom Prof Mois Bahar MD, Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Chairman, Dept. Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care, Turkey Dr. Claudio Cosman, CAAMI (Capitulo Argentino de la Asociacion Medica Israeli), Buenos Aires, Argentina Lee B. Sacks, M.D. Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer Wendy S. Rubinstein, MD, PhD, FACMG, FACP Medical Director Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Center for Medical Genetics Assistant Professor of Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA Harold A. Kessler, M.D. Professor of Medicine and Immunology/Microbiology Associate Director, Section of Infectious Diseases Associate Dean, Post-Graduate Medical Education Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education Rush University Medical Center, USA Vita J. Land, MD, MBA, USA David Sales MD PhD FACG AGAF, USA Richard J. Levy, M.D. , USA Marc A. Rubenstein M.D. , USA
  46. 46. Larry Domont, M.D. , USA Frank Phillips Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL, USA Ira Wolke, M.D., Ph.D. , USA Richard A. Mintzer, M.D.,FACR, FCCP Clinical Professor of Radiology Northwestern Univ. Medical School President and CEO Medical Imaging of Northbrook Court, USA Sami Weisberg, MD member, American Association of Pediatrics, USA Raymond M Handler MD, USA Arlene F Handler RN, USA Matt Plofsky, MD, USA Lawrence Feldman, M.D. , USA Diane Mulvey Loewenstein MR1, J.D., MBA. , USA Wayne M Goldstein MD, USA Jay L. Goldstein, MD Professor of Medicine Vice Head for Clinical Affairs Department of Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Dr. David J. Kushner, USA Marla Mendleson Associate professor of Medicine and Pediatrics of the NorthwesternFeinberg School of Medicine, USA
  47. 47. Michael S. Pinzur, MDProfessor of Orthopaedic Surgery & RehabilitationLoyola University Medical Center, USA Joel B. Greenman, MD, USA Sheri Ross MD, USA MICHAEL GROSSMAN M.D. , USA Riley Minster, MD FAAP Lake Shore Pediatrics, Lake Forest, IL, USA Edward S. Linn, M.D. Chairman, Dept of Ob-Gyn Rush North Shore Medical Center, USA Julian M. Joffe MD Ian Cohen MD FACC Illinois Heart and Vascular Chief of Cardiology – Weiss Memorial Hospital Asst Prof of Med – Rush University Medical Center, USA Robert Perlmuter MD, Chicago USA Laura Sanders M.D. , Chicago USA Linda Goldstein M.D. , Chicago USA Nelson Kanter, MD, Chicago USA Bruce Greenspahn M.D., Chicago USA Scott Greenspahn M.D. , Chicago USA Daniel P. Mass MD, Chicago USA Stuart W. Rosenbush MD, Chicago USA Bruce Brockstein, MD, Chicago USA Laurie Hochberg, M.D. , Chicago USA
  48. 48. Susan Sirota, Chicago USA Jeffrey Kopin, M.D. , Chicago USA Burton Herbstman, M.D., Chicago USA Michael Davidson, M.D. , Chicago USA Dr Karina Stolyarsky, Melbourne, Australia Dr Elizabeth Segal, Melbourne, Australia Naomi Vilko, MD Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology Vilko Corporate Consulting, USA Sidney Goldfarb, MD Urology, USA David A. Turner, MD, FACR Professor and Chairperson Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Rush University Medical Center 1653 W. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60612 USA William L. Cantor, MD FAAO-HNS Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, New York Medical College Associate Director Medical Education, Pascack Valley Hospital, Westwood, NJ 07675 USA David P. Rapaport, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgeon, Director, Park Avenue OBS, 580 Park Avenue, New York, NY, USA Pincas Bitterman, MD Professor and Director of Gynecologic Pathology Department of Pathology and Obstetrics & Gynecology Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Il 60612, USA
  49. 49. Melvin Lopata, MD Professor of Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, USA Ross A. Abrams, M.D. Chairman & Hendrickson Professor Dept. of Radiation Oncology Rush Univ. Medical Center Chicago, IL. USA S Michael Fuhrman DO, Delmar NY USA Robert Szigeti, M.D., Ph. D., Dr. med Sc., Senior Lecturer Karolinska Institute and Hospital Dept. of Pediatrics, Stockholm, Sweden Nelson M Wolf, MD, FACC, FACP Prof of Medicine, Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Temple Univ Hosp. Phila., Pa, USA Dr. Ron Spielman, Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst Paddington, NSW, Australia Ronald Barabas, MD Assistant Clinical Professor Drexel University College of Medicine Dr Keith B. Shilkin, Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Western Australia Consultant Pathologist Dr Ben King, Senior House Officer/Clinical Research Fellow, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, UK Jay D. Luft M.D., Section Chief ENT Christiana Care Wilmington Delaware, USA Stephen A. Pearlman, MD Fellowship Director,Neonatology,TJUH Associate Director, Neonatology, CCHS Director of Medical Education, Pediatrics, CCHS, USA Owen B White
  50. 50. Neurologist Royal Melbourne Hospital Department of Neurosciences PARKVILLE 3050 AUSTRALIA Dr.Gregory Belkin, Australia Sonia Kurtz MD, MSc, University of Toronto Faculty, Toronto, Ontario, Canada John A Eisman AO, MB BS, PhD, FRACP Professor of Medicine (Conjoint), University of New South Wales; Staff Endocrinologist, St Vincent's Hospital; and Director, Bone and Mineral Research Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia Lawrence W. White MD 26 La Cuesta Greenbrae CA 94904 USA Viktoria Viprinski ,specialist in Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychotheraphy, Cologne, Germany Monica Feder, MD Specialist in Medical Rehabilitation Stockholm, Sweden Refael Guggenheim, MD, Zurich, Switzerland, Israel Medical Association (Switzerland) Willy Krauthammer, MD, Zurich, Switzerland, President Israel Medical Association (Switzerland) Sheldon B. Stern, Psy.D. New York State Licensed Psychologist, USA Ms. Carly Leff, student at Barnard College, USA Dr Leslie R. Segal
  51. 51. Senior Lecturer Department of General Practice Monash University Melbourne, Australia Jeffrey A. Ascherman, M.D. Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Dr Alexander Freitag FRACP Consultant Physician in Private Practice, Sydney, Australia Michael S. Huckman, MD, FACR Prof. of Radiology, Dir. Of Neuroradiology Rush University Medical Center,Chicago,IL USA Associate Professor Adam Jaffe BSc (Hons) MD FRCP FRCPCH FRACP Consultant in Respiratory Medicine Sydney Children's Hospital and Conjoint Appointee School of Women's and Children's Health University of New South Wales High Street, Randwick Sydney NSW 2031 Australia Dr David Itzkowic Gynaecologist, Bondi Junction, 2022 Australia Monty Shnier. ( MBbCh.DCh.R.C.&S. FR.C.PE.,F.R.A.C.P) Paediatrician, Sydney Australia. Dr Gil Kleiner Ear nose and Throat specialist Marrickville Australia Gabriel Zipser MB BS (Sydney), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FRCOG, FRACOG Dr Garry Schaffer MBBS,FRANZCR Radioloigist, Sydney, Australia Dr Peter Kitchener MB BS FRANZCR Director, CityXRAY Sydney Australia
  52. 52. Ronald Barabas, MD Assistant Clinical Professor Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19129 USA Dr David Huber FRACS, Director of Vascular Surgery, Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong, NSW Australia Jeffrey A. Arons MD, New Haven, CT USA Arthur L. Frank MD,PhD, Professor of Public Health, Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia,PA USA Stephen A Morris, M.D. Asst Clinical Professor of Surgery College of Human Medicine Michigan State University, Saginaw, Michigan, USA Elliott Greene, MD Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Albany Medical College Albany, New York, USA Gary S. Mintz, MD. Medical Director, Publications and Online Education, Cardiovascualr Research Foundation, New York, NY, and Editor-in-Chief, TCTMD.com, USA Dr Jeffrey Chaitow M.B.B.Ch.,FRACP , Australia Dr. Gerald Dorros, MD, DSc (yeshiva), DSc (Colby), FACC, FESC, FACP Medical Director Dorros-Feuer Interventional Cardiovascular Disease Foundation, Ltd Wilson, Wyoming USA Stuart CHalew, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics LSUHSC New Orleans, LA USA Dr Hazel Goldberg, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick St George Hospital, Kogarah and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Australia
  53. 53. Erik Magid, retired MD. DMSCI. Copenhagen, Denmark Alan Fine, M.D. Boston University, USA Harold J. Bursztajn M.D. co-Founder Program in Psychiatry and the Law @BIDMC of the Psychiatry Department of Harvard Medical School, USA Cory S. Goldberg MD, BSc, MASc, FRCS(C) Plastic Surgery Fellow Children's Hospital of Los Angeles University of Southern California, USA Peter L. Carlen MD, FRCPC Professor Departments of Medicine (Neurology), Physiology, and IBBME University of Toronto, Canada Ierachmiel Daskal M.D., PhD, FCAP, FASCP Professor and Chairman Department of pathology Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia PA 19141 USA A. Michael Lincoff, MD Vice Chairman for Research, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Director, Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Coordinating Center Professor of Medicine Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, OH 44195 USA Elazer R. Edelman, MD, PhD, FACC Director, Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor Health Sciences and Technology Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA
  54. 54. Hyam I. Levitsky, M.D. Professor of Oncology, Medicine, and Urology Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA Mark B. Effron, MD, Indianapolis, IN, USA Achi Ludomirsky, M.D. The Louis Larrick Ward Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Children's Hospital, USA Terry Unterman, MD Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, USA Edith Diament Gurewitsch, M.D. Assistant Professor of Gynecology & Obstetrics Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 600 North Wolfe Street, Phipps 217 Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA David M. Briscoe M.D., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School. Childrens Hospital Boston, USA Igor Ed Krichevsky M.D. Norwalk Hospital Norwalk, CT USA Jose Biller, M.D., FACP, FAAN, FAHA Professor and Chairman Department of Neurology Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Maywood, IL 60153 USA David R. Musher, MD FACP, FACG Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
  55. 55. NYU School of Medicine New York, NY 10029 USA Josh Korman MD, FACS Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Stanford University, USA Asher Schachter, MD, MMSc, MS Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital Boston Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, USA Dr El Bèze Yves, cardiologist, Paris; France Michael J. Schneck, MD Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery Director, NICU Associate Director, Stroke Unit Loyola University Medical Center 2160 South First Avenue Maywood, IL, USA Dr. Chaim Bernstein Associate Medical Director Chief Pulmonary and Critical Care Beth Israel Medical Center Kings Highway Division Brooklyn, New York, USA Daniel Jacobs, M.D. Mountain View, California, USA Michael A Binder, MD Tampa, FL, USA Avron Daniller. MD. FRCS, England David berman MD Sterling, VA, USA Elliot S. Gershon, MD Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 USA Professor Gabriel Danovitch
  56. 56. Medical Director of Kidney Transplant Program David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA Sorin Brener MD Associate Professor of Medicine Cleveland Clinic, USA A.Stone Freedberg MD Professor of Medicine(Emeritus) Harvard Medical School,Harvard University Boston Mass.,USA Edward R. Burns, M.D. Executive Dean Professor of Medicine and Pathology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY 10461 USA Adam J . Rubinstein, MD Turnberry Plastic Surgery Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, USA Ari Melmed, MD Vice Chirman, Department of Emergency Medicine Exempla St. Joseph Hospital Denver, Colorado, USA Dean E. Brenner, M.D. Kutsche Family Memorial Professor of Internal Medicine Professor of Pharmacology 2150 Cancer and Geriatrics Center University of Michigan Medical Center 1500 E. Hospital Drive Ann Arbor, MI, USA Neal Lakritz MD Massachusetts Medical Society, Delegate, USA Dr. Michael E. Matlak Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Dafna D. Gladman MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
  57. 57. Senior Scientist, Toronto Western Research Institute University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Bettina L. Fliegel MD, FAAP Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital New York, New York, USA Emmanuel Messas MD PhD Paticien hospitalier-Cardiologue Pole cardiovasculaire-Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou INSERM U633, Faculté de médecine Paris Descartes, Paris 5 75015 Paris, France Leslie J Klaff MD PhD Rainier Clinical Research Center Renton WA USA Hadar J. Merhav MD Assistant Medical Director Liver Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgical Associates Affiliated with Memorial Hermann Hospital. Associate Professor of Surgery - University of Texas Houston, USA Harvey L. Gordon, MD, FACS Clinical Professor of Urology and Medical Ethics Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX, USA Daniel Thau Teitelbaum, M.D. Associate Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Denver Denver, Colorado Adjunct Professor of Environmental Sciences The Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA Pr Fabien Koskas Service de Chirurgie Vasculaire La Salpêtrière Paris France Gor Levy-Reis, M.D.
  58. 58. Neurologist Naples, Florida, USA David J Zukor MD FRCSC Chief Department Orthopedic Surgery SMBD-Jewish General Hospital Associate Professor Surgery McGill University Montreal Canada Giora Katz MD Urologist Manitowoc Wisconsin USA Steven H. Cobb, M.D. Phoenix, Arizona USA Arthur E. Cohen, MD, MS, MPH, ScD(hon) Keene State College, Keene, NH USA Paul DeSandre, DO Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine Beth Israel Medical Center New York, NY Dr John Gallo, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia Ellis D. Avner, M.D. Director, Children's Research Institute Associate Dean for Research, Medical College of WI, USA David P. Bick, M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Dr Jonathan Mushin, Melbourne, Australia Dr.Lockie Milner, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Nehrology, the Floating Hospital for Children, New England Medical Center,and Tufts UniversitySchool of Medicine ,Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  59. 59. David D. Gutterman, MD Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiology, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA Irving "Jake" Jacoby, MD, USA Pr Alain COHEN SOLAL French Faculty of Medicine Paris VII, France Dr Chantal TANGER Vascular Diseases Doppler 75010 PARIS, France Marvin Forland, MD, MACP Professor Emeritus Department of Medicine, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Texas), USA David de Vries, M.D., Pulmonologist. Harderwijk, The Netherlands Mitchell J. Barrer, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, Fellow of the American College of Anesthesiology, President, Grand View Anesthesia Associates. Sellersville, PA 18960 USA Bernard G. Moffie MD, clinical microbiologist Vlietland Ziekenhuis Schiedam, The Netherlands Jeffrey Kaufman MD, FACS President, American Association of Clinical Urologists Member, AMA and American College of Surgeons Paige Applebaum Farkas M.D. Medical Director Comprehensive Dermatology and Laser Center Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA Jacques Blacher, Director of the cardiovascular unit of Hôtel-Dieu hospital of Paris, Paris, France Pr Francine Behar-Cohen, René Descartes University, Paris, France
  60. 60. Mark Mausner MD Chief, Dept of Plastic Surgery, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland, USA Roy D. Altman, MD Professor of Medicine David Geffen School of Medicine At the University of California, Los Angeles Editor-in-Chief, /Osteoarthritis and Cartilage/ Editor, /Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism/ Past President: Osteoarthritis Research Society International Prior Delegate to the American Medical Association Bernard S. Kaplan MD Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Urology The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, USA Juda Habot MD, FRCPC, Division of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Jose Benchimol MD, Transplant Surgeon in Caracas, Venezuela. Member of the Jewish Association of Venezuela Robert M. Glueck, M.D., F.A.C.C. Executive Director, Carondelet Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri USA David Sapire M.D. Professor, Department Of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas 77030 USA Nachman Braurbar, M.D. Clinical Professor of Medicine University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA USA Gary Loren, M.D. Anesthesiologist New Jersey, USA Barry Kogan, Chief, Division of Urology, Albany Medical College, USA
  61. 61. Lorne Rosenfield M.D. 1750 El Camino Real Burlingame Ca, USA Brian W Berman MD Professor of Pediatrics Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Division Chief, General Academic Pediatrics Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Cleveland, Ohio USA Philip Frost M.D.Ph.D. President Calesca Pharmaceuticals Morristown,NJ, USA Paige Kaplan M.B.B.Ch.(Witwatersrand) Professor of Mitochondrial and Metabolic Diseases Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA Benjamin Fass, MD Pediatric Endocrinologist Kaiser Permanente 6041 Cadillac Ave Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA Professor Rebecca S Mason Head, Physiology Associate Dean (Curriculum), Medicine, Chair, USyd Medical Program Committee University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia Elizabeth B. Rappaport M.D. Associate Professor, Department Of Family And Community Medicine Thomas Jefferson University, USA Avroy A Fanaroff MD Professor and Chair Department of Pediatrics Case Western Reserve University, USA
  62. 62. Norman M Magid, MD, FACC, FACP, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, USA Dr Anthony Levine Sydney NSW Australia Leslie Schrieber MD FRACP Associate Professor of Medicine University of Sydney, Australia Dr Jerome Edelstein, MD, FRCSC Plastic Surgeon Toronto, Canada Dr. Nitsa Kohut 541 St. Germain Avenue Toronto, Ontario Canada TARRAGANO Francois Interventional Cardiologist, American Hospital of Paris, Lariboisiere Public Hospital, France Jeffrey A. Ascherman, M.D. Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, USA Dr Morris Segel Family Medicine Sydney Australia alec vahanian ,head of the cardiology department ,Bichat hospital ,Paris ,France Les White MBBS FRACP DSc MRACMA MHA John Beveridge Professor of Paediatrics University of NSW & Executive Director Sydney Children's Hospital High Street, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia Joseph Richter, MD Assistant Professor, Clinical Pediatrics College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, USA Michael R. Rosen M.D. Gustavus A.Pfeiffer Professor of Pharmacology
  63. 63. Professor of Pediatrics Director, Center for Molecular Therapeutics Columbia University, NY, USA Dr.Fernand Hessel président de la Fondation de cardiologie Lucien Dreyfus 15 rue du Tivoli F 68100 Mulhouse, France Dr Bradley Lewinsohn FY1 at the Royal London hospital, England Dr H.H.Themans ENT Amsterdam Holland Mr. Eric Chemla Consultant renal transplant and vascular surgeon St Georges Healthcare NHS trust Blackshaw Road London SW17, England Dr. Barry F. Cohn Retired Anesthesiologist/Intensivist Leiden University Medical Center The Netherlands William Schwartz, MD Attending Physician Good Samaritan Hopital Suffern, NY l0901 USA Dr F. HAZIZA. Hopital Foch. France Pamela Scheinman, MD Assistant Professor of Dermatology Director, Contact Dermatitis and Occupational Dermatology Unit Tufts-New England Medical Center Boston, MA 02111 USA Igor J. Koralnik, MD Director, HIV/Neurology Center Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Associate Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School
  64. 64. HARRY L. SERNAKER, M.D., Esq --Director: Mid Atlantic Medical Detox Foundation, Baltimore, MD, USA Dr. H.C. Weinstein Afdeling Neurologie Sint Lucas Andreas Ziekenhuis Postbus 9243, 1006 AE Amsterdam, Holland Dr. Horst Sabiers D-50668 Köln (Cologne/Germany) Michael S Lauer, MD, FACC, FAHA Professor of Medicine Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Case Western Reserve University Contributing Editor, JAMA, USA Riva Akerman MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesia Division, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA Harley A. Rotbart, M.D. Professor and Vice Chairman of Pediatrics Professor of Microbiology Pediatric Infectious Diseases University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA Rina Lazebnik Professor of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio, USA David Schillinger, M.D. FACEP, USA Andrew N. Pollak, MD Associate Professor and Head Division of Orthopaedic Trauma Associate Director of Trauma R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore, MD 21201, USA Dr. Adrian Flohr
  65. 65. MVZ MEDPLUS, 47799 Krefeld, Germany Steven R. Levine, M.D., Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY, USA Joseph D. Rosenblatt M.D. Professor of Medicine , Microbiology and Immunology William Harrington Chair in Hematology Division Chief, Hematology Oncology Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research, SCCC, USA Salomon Kramer, D.O. General Surgeon, Texas, USA Stephen Berman MD FAAP Professor of Pediatrics University of Colorado School of Medicine Past President American Academy of Pediatrics, USA Nathan Rabinovitch MD. Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics Division of Allergy Immunology National Jewish Medical and Research Center 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, USA Stuart S. Kesler, MD Clinical Assistant Department of Urology Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack, NJ USA Maurice Buchbinder M.D. Foundation for Cardiovascular Medicine, Scripps Memorial Hospital, LaJolla, California U.S.A Professeur Bernard LOBEL, Pour le Président, Confederation des Associations Médicales Juives de France. Marc Yudkoff, MD WT Grant Prof. of Pediatrics, Univ. of PA School of Medicine Chief, Div. of Child Development, Rehabilitation and Metabolic Disease Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
  66. 66. Richard A. Spritz, M.D. Professor and Director, Human Medical Genetics Program University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center Aurora, CO 80045 USA Charles Antzelevitch, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS Executive Director/Director of Research, Gordon K. Moe Scholar Professor of Pharmacology, Masonic Medical Research Laboratory , Utica, NY 13501-1787, USA Alicia McFarren M.D. Graduate of New York Medical College '07, future pediatric resident - Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA Nachum Katlowitz M.D., N.Y., USA Lawrence Copelovitch MD, Renal Fellow, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA Estelle Stetz-Marcus MD Hingham, Massachusetts, USA M.Jeffrey Maisels MD Chairman Department of Pediatrics, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak MI 48073-6769 USA Baruch Krauss MD, EdM Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts 02115 USA Boris Havkin M.D. Melbourne Internal medicine Associates. Melbourne, Florida, USA. Paul M. Weinberg, M.D. Director, Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Cardiology Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Associate Professor of Radiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
  67. 67. Michael Schaffer, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA Claude A Brachfeld MD FACC Asst Clinical Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Kansas Hutchinson Clinic Hutchinson KS 67502, USA Haya R. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University, USA Ronald J. Sokol, MD Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics Chief, Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Program Director, Pediatric Clinical Translational Research Center (formerly GCRC) University of Colorado School of Medicine, The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado 80218 USA Rich Klasco, MD, FACEP Senior VP, Medical Affairs & Editor-in-Chief Thomson Healthcare Greenwood Village, CO 80111-4740 USA Lori A. Lemberg, MD, Attending Physician--Jacobi Medical Center, Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA Alfred D. Katz, M.D. 8631 W Third ST Los Angeles, Ca. 90048 USA Isaac Teitelbaum, MD FACP Professor of Medicine Director, Acute and Home Dialysis Programs University of Colorado Hospital Denver, CO 80262 USA Stanley H. Galansky, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery and Pediatric Urology, University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA Michael Friedlander Professor of Medicine,conjoint University of New South Wales
  68. 68. Director of Medical Oncology The Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick Sydney 2031 Australia Gerald M. Weisfogel, MD, FACC, D,ABSM Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, NJ. USA 08901 Mendel Tuchman M.D. Vice Chairman for Research Scientific Director, Children's Research Institute Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Children's National Medical Center Washington DC 20010-2970 USA Stanley Glazer, M.D. Secretary of the Maimonides Medical Club Springfield, Massachusetts 01107 U.S.A. Ronald S. Nadel MD Springfield, Ma, USA Steven M. Wenner, M.D., Springfield MA USA Stanley Brosman MD Clinical Professor of Urology UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, USA Ira H Monosson, MD Assistant Clinical Professor USC Keck School of Medicine UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, USA Michael A. Rabovsky, M.D. Medical Director Beachwood Family Health & Surgery Center Cleveland Clinic Beachwood, OH, USA Marlane C. Guttmann, MD Staff Radiologist Fox Chase Cancer Center Philadelphia, PA USA
  69. 69. Paul J. Grodan M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor Dept. of Internal Medicine Geffen-UCLA School of Medicine, USA Neil Segall DO Thornton, CO USA Michael A. Ozer, M.D. San Antonio, Texas, USA Miriam Harel ,M.D. retired plastic surgeon, Newton MA, USA Prof. Sidney Chocron, MD, PhD Member of STS - Member of EACTS Cardiothoracic surgery, Besancon, France Isaac S. Kohane, MD, PhD Henderson Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Technology Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School Director, Countway Library of Medicine Director, HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics Boston, MA 02115 USA Harvey Guttmann, MD Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington PA 19046, USA Melvyn B. Schupack, MD, Walpole, NH, USA J.Courant, MD, IMA-Nederlands Arthur L. Levy MD Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Medical Oncology in New Haven, Connecticut, USA Brigitte Köder MD, Anesthesiologist Hagaziekenhuis Den Haag SN Den Haag, Netherlands
  70. 70. Don Gilden, MD Professor and Chairman Department of Neurology The University of Colorado School of Medicine Denver, Colorado, USA Professor Ashley Grossman Dept. of Endocrinology St. Bartholomew's Hospital London EC1A 7BE Great Britain Dr. Roman M. Skoblo, Bundesverband Jüdischer Ärzte und Psychologen, Deutschland Shamir Tuchman, MD, MPH Fellow - Division of Pediatric Nephrology The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA Silvio Sperber MD Interventional Cardiology Memorial Hospital of South Broward Hollywood, Florida, USA S. Bert Litwin MD Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA ALVIN MARKOVITZ MD,FACP,FACOEM FAADEP ASSOC CLINICAL PROF of MEDICINE UNIVERSITY of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES CA. USA David Muram, MD Professor Emeritus Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Tennessee, Memphis, USA Gary J. Alter, M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery UCLA School of Medicine Beverly Hills, CA. USA
  71. 71. Michael B. Kastan, M.D., Ph.D. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis, TN USA Robert peter gale md phd dsc (hon) facp Exec dir clinical research Celgene corp, Summit, NJ USA Visiting prof haematology Imperial College Hammersmith hospital, London, UK Dr. Daniel Derman Clinical Instructor of Medicine Northwestern University of Medicine, USA M.H.Melmed MD Gynecologist Englewood, Colorado, 80111, USA Neal J Weinreb, MD, FACP Voluntary Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine University Research Foundation for Lysososomal Storage Diseases, Coral Springs, Florida, USA Howard Trachtman MD Schneider Children's Hospital Division of Nephrology New Hyde Park NY USA Leonard Knell M.D. retired Orthopedic surgeon – Canton, Ohio, USA Dr.Mark Indig M.D., Germany Professor Jack Sobel MD Chief Division of Infectious Diseases Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit Michigan USA Harold P. Lehmann, MD PhD Associate Professor, Health Sciences Informatics Joint: Pediatrics, Health Policy and Management
  72. 72. Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD USA Glenn M. Lipton, MD, DABPM, FIPP, DABIPP Director, North American Interventional Pain Management, Arizona, USA Professor J E Myers School of Public Health & Family Medicine Health Sciences Faculty University of Cape Town, S. Africa Dan Yamini, MD, Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Los Angeles, California, USA Ran Neiger, MD Professor of Ob/Gyn Wright State University Dayton, Ohio, USA Harold N. Fisher, BSc., MD, MCFP (EM), FACEP Warren Grossman MD Orthopaedic Associates of South Broward Hollywood, Fl 33021 USA Stephen Burgher, MD, FACEP Assistant Medical Director Department of Emergency Medicine Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas 75246 USA Robert L. Levine, M.D. Associate Professor Neurosurgery and Emergency Medicine The University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston, USA Richard F. Grossman, M.D. Attending Plastic Surgeon The Permanente Medical Group Walnut Creek, California, USA
  73. 73. D. Miller Wise, MD Attending Plastic Surgeon Dept Plastic Surgery Walnut Creek, CA 94596 USA William Silvers MD Greenwood Medical Center Englewood, CO 80111 United States of America Peter Vadas MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACP Toronto, Canada Marjorie Curtis-Cohen, MD CHOP Newborn Care at Holy Redeemr Hospital Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania, USA Professor Stephen Davis Professor of Neurology University of Melbourne Royal Melbourne Hospital Parkville, Victoria Australia 3050 Philip D. Zinn, M.D. Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio, USA Dudley Seth Danoff, MD, FACS Tower Urology Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, Calif.,USA Joseph R. Furman, MD San Antonio, Texas, USA Daniel Fink MD Clinical Associate Professor Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit, Michigan, USA Irving Katz, M.D. Former Chief of Staff Peninsula Hospital, Burlingame, Ca 94010 USA
  74. 74. Michèle J. Saunders, D.M.D., M.S., M.P.H. – Professor, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio USA Kim Kwiatek M.D. , USA Stephen Burgher, MD, FACEP Assistant Medical Director Department of Emergency Medicine Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas 75246 USA Dr George Hamor MB,BS,FRACP. Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Physician. Sydney, Australia. Dr. Emma Guttman-Yassky, MD/MSc, Associate Attending Physician, Clinical Scholar, Investigative Dermatology, Rockefeller University, NY, USA and Department of Dermatology Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel Dr Henry Pinskier Melbourne Australia Donald Motzkin, M.D. Woodland Hill, Ca 91364 USA Lorne Finkelstein M.D. F.R.C.P.(C) F.A.C.C. Cardiologist Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Barbara Schuster, MD, MACP Professor and Chair, Dept. of Internal Medicine Wright State University USA Mark T. Buchman, M.D., M.Sc.(Orthopaedics), F.A.C.S. Member American Society for Surgery of the Hand Member American Association for Hand Surgery Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Payman Vahedifar, M.D. Nephrology and Hypertension
  75. 75. Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers 8635 W. 3rd Street Suite 865-W Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA Ronald M. Friedman, M.D. Former Chief of Plastic Surgery Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX, USA Elliot Weser, MD, FACP Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas USA Donald Motzkin, M.D. Woodland Hill, CA 91364 USA Professor Mary Rudolf Consultant paediatrician and Professor of Child Health Leeds Primary Care Trust and University of Leeds Belmont House Leeds LS2 9DE USA Michael Stern, MD Professor of Medicine University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, TX 78229-3900 USA Lorne Finkelstein M.D. F.R.C.P.(C) F.A.C.C. Cardiologist Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Myriam Lipovsky, MD, PhD Utrecht/Zeist, the Netherlands Dr. Daniel Kollek Associate Professor - Emergency Medicine, McMaster University Dundas, Ontario, Canada Jack M. Bernstein, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, OH USA Dr. David J. Katz , Attending in Charge and Director of Oral Diagnosis-New York Hospital, USA
  76. 76. David Sacerdoti Associate Professor of Internal Medicine University of Padova Italy Roger G. Rosenstein, MD Paramus, New Jersey USA Herman Charles Knoll, M.D. Internal Medicine Associate Professor, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton Heart Hospital USA Thomas Golper M.D. Vanderbil University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA Sylvia Stein M.D. Vienna,Austria Sidney Miller, MD FACS Professor of Surgery Director, The Ohio State University Burn Center the Ohio State University College of Medicine University Hospitals Department of Surgery Columbus, OH 43210 USA Dr. med. Michael Schiffmann Facharzt für HNO-Krankheiten Plastische Operationen, Allergologie D-60322 Frankfurt Germany Stephen L. Stern, M.D. Professor, Department of Psychiatry The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio USA Mark H. Hyman, MD, FACP, FAADEP Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCLA Los Angeles, CA 90025 USA Richard J. Schuster,MD,MMM Oscar Boonshoft Chair and Director