January 26, 2021 – Webinar Special: Israel’s COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Rollout
In three weeks (since the first citizen, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was vaccinated) Israel has vaccinated about 20 percent of its population against the coronavirus, with some days seeing more than 150,000 people being vaccinated. Dr. Michael (Miki) Halberthal, General Director & CEO, Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus (one of Israel’s largest hospitals) discusses Israel’s COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout in this special webinar.
Dr. Michael Halberthal, MD, MHAAssistant Professor (Clin. Edu.) – Technion Medical Faculty, Director General & CEO, Chairman of The Teaching Center for Trauma Systems, Emergency and MCS, Rambam Health Care Campus
Dr. Halberthal’s postgraduate training was completed at Rambam Health Care campus in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care. As one of Rambam’s leading postgraduate trainees, Dr. Halberthal was chosen to pursue a further subspecialty fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Clinical Care at the world-renowned Brompton & Harefield Institute in London, U.K. After returning to Israel, Dr. Halberthal successfully established the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Service at Rambam, which continues to be one of the most active and successful services of its kind. In 1996, Dr. Halberthal completed a combined advanced clinical and research fellowship at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada.
Dr. Halberthal is active in research and has published scholarly articles in the areas of hospital management, pediatric critical care, trauma and mass casualty preparedness, and airborne medicine. He is an active and highly regarded lecturer and teacher to medical students, residents and fellows, nursing staff and students, and allied health professionals in those domains of expertise.
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