Tomorrow’s Doctor: The Future of Medicine

A hospital that’s more like an auto repair shop, upgrading and replacing internal organs, cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s vaccinations, bionic implants, and doctors who are robotics experts. Prof. Dina Ben Yehuda and Dr. Danny Ben-Zvi paint a picture of the future of Israeli medicine.

Prof. Dina Ben Yehuda

Prof. Dina Ben Yehuda

Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Norman Green Chair in Hematology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Professor Dina Ben Yehuda is dean of the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine and head of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Department of Hematology. She specializes in the detection and treatment of malignant hematological diseases. Among her pre-clinical research projects is the discovery of a new protein that induces cell death. Her laboratory packaged the protein in nanoparticles, whose mission is to invade and kill lymphoma and myeloma cancer cells

Dr. Danny Ben-Zvi

Dr. Danny Ben-Zvi

Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer Research
The Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada
The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School

Dr. Danny Ben-Zvi teaches at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School. His research is focused on diabetes, obesity and other metabolic diseases. He aims to find new treatments for these diseases by understanding how weight-loss surgeries affect our physiology, and apply the findings on patients. This is done using mathematical modeling, genetics and molecular biology tools.

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