L-R: Dr. Abeer Massarwa and Prof. Marek Glazerman, Director of the Women's Hospital at Rabin Medical Center
In continued support and friendship with Rabin Medical Center, Harold and Tamar Snyder have generously funded an internship in the field of gynecology. This grant has been awarded to Dr. Abeer Massarwa, a young physician from the city of Taybi, located northeast of Tel Aviv in an area with a large Israeli Arab population. The six-year specialization program will take place under the supervision of Dr. Marek Glazerman, Director of the Women's Hospital at Rabin Medical Center, and will enable Dr. Massarwa to fulfill her dreams of becoming a gynecologist who can provide essential gynecological services to the women of her community. She hopes to combine her work in the hospital with work in her community, advancing women's healthcare in the Israeli Arab population, where many stigmas still exist that require women physicians whom women in the community can trust and depend on. She also hopes that by being an Arab female gynecologist, she will become a role model and have an opportunity to increase the status of both Arab and Jewish women across the country.
Professor Israel Meizner, head of the Ultrasound Unit at Rabin Medical Center's Hospital for Women, has performed thousands of ultrasounds and invasive procedures on pregnant women throughout his long career, but nothing like the extraordinary ultrasound of Limor Agamy.
My father, Rabbi Walter H. Plaut, died from colon cancer in 1964. He was forty-four. I was six. Three years later, my mother, Hadassah Yanich Plaut, uprooted our family from Great Neck, Long Island to Jerusalem, Israel to start a new life.
Under the leadership of John J. Sciarra, MD, Ph.D., a group of fifteen OB/GYNs from across the U.S. and the Bahamas visited Israeli's Rabin Medical Center.