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New Senior Staff Appointments at Rambam

Publication Date: 5/24/2020 10:00 AM | by: Rambam

Rambam Health Care Campus is pleased to announce the appointment of several staff members to new senior appointments, effective immediately.

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Several staff members have recently recieved new senior appointments at Rambam Health Care Campus: Dr. Yael Shachor, Dr. Daniella Magen, Dr. Shifra Ash, and Dr. Aeyal Raz.

Dr. Yael Shachor

Dr. Yael Shachor, Deputy Director of Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital, was recently appointed Deputy Director of Rambam Health Care Campus. Dr. Shachor received her MD from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and completed her residency in pediatrics with a sub-specialization in pediatric infectious diseases. She subsequently took advanced courses in the field at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), followed by advanced training in travel medicine.

In 2016, when Dr. Shachor served in her position as Deputy Director of Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital, she was also in charge of professional development for physicians and residents, conducted a program for the education and training of residents doing research, mentored doctors; and ran Rambam’s outreach services to physicians in the community.

Dr. Shachor has an MBA in healthcare administration. Between 2017-2019, she completed, with distinction, the Inbar Program (a medical management program), which included training at Harvard, as well as an advanced program in Medical Administration at Rambam.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Shachor is a senior clinical lecturer in the Technion’s Faculty of Medicine. She has published many articles in the field of infections and immunosuppressants, serves as the Technion’s representative on the National Internship Committee, and has participated in numerous medical conferences in Israel and abroad.

Dr. Daniella Magen

Dr. Daniella Magen, Director of Rambam’s Pediatric Nephrology Institute, was appointed Director of Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital, replacing Professor Myriam Ben Arush, who retired after a lengthy career at Rambam that began in 1991.

Dr. Magen graduated with honors from the Technion’s Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, and specialized in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology. She pursued postgraduate training in molecular biology at Stanford University, conducts research in the field of nephrogenetics, and is a senior clinical lecturer in the Technion’s Faculty of Medicine. In addition, she is a cofounder of Rambam’s Pediatric Nephrology Institute, and has been its director since 2013.

Upon assuming her new position as Director of the children’s hospital, Dr. Magen remarked, “Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital, the newest and largest children’s hospital in Northern Israel, is a tapestry woven from the wonderful fabric of physicians and patients from all parts of the region. It is an archetype of tolerance and empathy. I am proud to contribute to Rambam’s developmental momentum in the fields of medicine, research, and medical education, and delighted to combine our standard of medical professionalism with respect and compassion for patients and staff alike, benefitting all who come through our gates.”

Dr. Shifra Ash

Dr. Shifra Ash is the new Director of the Sanford Weill Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation in Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital, a position held by the recently retired Professor Myriam Ben Arush. Dr. Ash is Chair of the Israel Association of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation.

Dr. Ash received a BSc in life sciences and an MD from Tel Aviv University. She pursued a residency in pediatrics at Rabin Medical Center and subsequently completed a sub-specialization in pediatric hematology-oncology at Schneider Children’s Medical Center. In 2000, she was involved in research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. For the past nine years, Dr. Ash headed the Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Clinics for Children with Solid Tumors at Schneider.

Dr. Ash is a leading Israeli expert in the treatment of neuroblastoma, representing the country at international forums and is recognized worldwide for her clinical research initiatives in the field.

Dr. Aeyal Raz

The new Director of Rambam’s Department of Anesthesiology is Dr. Aeyal Raz. Dr. Raz is replacing Professor Yishai Katz, who recently retired after fourteen years of service.

Dr. Raz received his MD and PhD in neurobiology in 2001 from The Hebrew University. Following an internship at Soroka Medical Center in Tel Aviv, he enrolled in the anesthesiology residence program at Rabin Medical Center. After finishing the program, he continued working at the hospital in his chosen subspecialty, as well as directing the residency program.

In 2011, Dr. Raz took a research sabbatical at the University of Wisconsin, where he stayed on as an attending neuroanesthesiologist, dividing his time between brain research and clinical work.

In 2016, Dr. Raz returned to Israel, and began working in Rambam’s Department of Anesthesiology as Head of its Neural Basis of Anesthesia Laboratory. He divides his time between clinical work in the operating room and researching the effect of anesthetic drugs on the brain. Dr. Raz is a member of the Clinical Research Institute at Rambam and is a senior lecturer of the Technion’s Faculty of Medicine.


“The richness of the human capital within our workplace is one of Rambam’s greatest strengths,” said Dr. Michael Halberthal, Rambam’s General Director, announcing the new round of appointments. “Among those with new positions are staff who began working within these hospital walls at the start of their careers and others who chose to serve here at a later time in their lives. I am proud of the large representation of women healthcare professionals. I thank the retiring staff for their great contributions to the advancement of medicine in Northern Israel, and for developing the various medical specialties in which they devoted their time and energy over many years for the benefit of our patients. They have paved the way for future generations of doctors.”