Sigal Liverant-Taub, M.D., M.H.A.
Director, Division of General Medicine, Medical Directorate, Israel Ministry of Health
As a general surgeon and the Director of General Medicine in the Israeli Ministry of Health I'm responsible for all policy and regulation of all general hospitals in Israel.
My responsibilities include initiation and heading of numerous national programs, including an incentive program for neo-natal units; The national program for prevention and treatment of acute stroke; The national program for prevention of hospital-acquired infections
. In addition, with Israel being a nation dealing with complex security issues and low intensity conflicts on an ongoing basis, I deal daily with crisis management, complex decision-making and leadership issues.
Prior to my current position, I held professional leadership positions in two Israeli hospitals as a general surgeon.
I believe that having the opportunity to learn from and share ideas with peers from other countries, who bring different perspectives and vast experiences, will enrich and benefit us, to address the current and future challenges of an aging society and promote the Israeli Health System