Israeli Orthopedic Expert

L-R: Dr. Bilha Fish, Dr. Daniel Lerer, Dr. Moshe Salai, Dr. Joshua Plaut

On January 30, 2008, the American Physician Friends of Rabin Medical Center hosted a presentation by Dr. Moshe Salai, the Director of the Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery at the Rabin Medical Center. The evening, hosted by Dr. Bilha Fish in her Manhattan home, was well attended by young and senior physicians, including a contingent from Montefiore Hospital in New York, and by friends of the Rabin Medical Center. Dr. Salai described how the Rabin Medical Center signed a contract with the Israeli army in 2003 to treat soldiers. The hospital presently treats 5,000 soldiers annually. Dr. Salai discussed a multidisciplinary approach to emergency care, noting: "As peace eludes Israel, the casualties of this continued conflict will count on our continued care."

From New York, Dr. Salai visited Florida to speak to 1,000 people at Temple Emeth in Delray Beach on the topic "To the Rescue: Medical Treatment of Casualties of the Israeli- Arab Conflict." He also spoke at a private party at the home of Tibor and Hana Stern on Harbor Island, Florida.

During his visit to the United States, Dr. Salai presented four fundraising projects on behalf of the Department of Orthopedics: a new Comprehensive Orthopedic Ambulatory Services, TraumaCad Web-based Digital Templating software, the Hexapod System for Orthopedic Surgery, and a Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma. American Friends of Rabin Medical Center welcomes inquiries from individuals interested in supporting any of these projects.

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