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Sheba Tops the Forbes 2019 List of the Best Doctors in Israel

A total of 1,108 doctors are on the list – and 187 of them work at Sheba.

For the past six years, Forbes has compiled an annual list of the best doctors in Israel. Medical professionals from across Israel are asked to recommend physicians from other medical institutions and specializations, and once again, Sheba’s doctors compose a long list of specialists at the top. This impressive triumph follows Newsweek’s recent honoring of Sheba as one of the 10 Best Hospitals in the World.

33 categories of medical fields were surveyed, and Sheba took the #1 spot in approximately one-third of these specialties. The Forbes list highlights physicians from nearly two dozen major hospitals in Israel, so ranking supreme is a tremendous achievement. The 11 leading fields at Sheba include: cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, Ob/Gyn, fertility treatments, rehabilitation, internal medicine, ENT, urology, pediatric endocrinology, dermatology, and genetics. In particular, Sheba doctors stood out prominently in Ob/Gyn and fertility, rating significantly higher than other Israeli hospitals.


Forbes Israel Cover

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a hundred words. The cover of the Forbes magazine that announces this winning list features Dr. Avraham Avigdor, Director of the Institute of Hematology at Sheba, standing alongside a colleague from a nearby Tel Aviv hospital.

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Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center

“We are incredibly proud to feature so many of Sheba’s top doctors in this prestigious magazine,” said Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center. “Never resting on our laurels, our doctors strive to provide first-rate medical care via their innovative methods to patients from across the entire spectrum of Israeli society and around the globe 24/7, 365 days a year.”

Sheba is constantly advancing its services, upgrading technologies, pushing forwards with innovative treatments, and ensuring that their doctors stay current with the latest developments in patient-centric care. The hospital partakes in 3,330 clinical research trials yearly, giving people the opportunity to benefit from cutting-edge therapies.

“I’m proud for our doctors to be chosen again for being the best specialists in the country”, said Prof. Eyal Sivan, Director of the Josef Buchmann Gynecology and Maternity Center. “It is no coincidence, since we have been educating our doctors for years. They receive additional training even after the challenging period of specialization, and as a result they maintain an exceptional level of professionalism.”

Sheba is the most comprehensive, advanced medical center in the Middle East. The staff includes nearly 2,000 multidisciplinary doctors and 9,100 healthcare professionals, and Sheba performs over 50,000 surgeries per year. The vast 200-acre campus provides patients with efficient, all-inclusive services.

With a passionate dedication to holistic healthcare, Sheba’s doctors custom-tailor every treatment program to nurture each individual’s physical and emotional comfort. In addition, a personal medical coordinator from the International Medical Tourism Division is assigned to assist patients every step of the way – from travel arrangements through follow-up exams. The high quality medical care at Sheba gives ultimate value at an affordable price; as a government institution, the costs are completely transparent with no hidden fees.  

Sheba Medical Center is proud of the excellent team of doctors who make up the list:


  1. Dr. Ronnie Shapira- Frommer
  2. Dr. Raanan Berger
  3. Dr. Iris Gluck
  4. Dr. Einat Shacham-Shmueli
  5. Prof. Bella Kaufman
  6. Prof. Zvi Symon
  7. Dr. Amir Onn
  8. Dr. Yair Bar


  1. Dr. Dorit Zilberman
  2. Dr. Zohar Dotan
  3. Dr. Noam Kitrey
  4. Dr. Isaac Kaver
  5. Prof. Jacob Ramon
  6. Prof. Yoram Mor
  7. Dr. Yoram Vardi
  8. Prof. Gil Raviv
  9. Dr. Nir Kleinmann
  10. Dr. Harry Winkler

Orthopedic Surgery:

  1. Prof. Alex Blankstein
  2. Dr. Nachshon Shazar
  3. Dr. Amos Schindler
  4. Dr. Yona Yaniv
  5. Dr. Natan Brook
  6. Dr. Alon Friedlander

Allergy & Immunology:

  1. Prof. Nancy Agmon-Levin
  2. Prof. Raz Somech
  3. Prof. Zvi Shpirer

Pediatric Endocrinology:

  1. Prof. Dalit Modan
  2. Prof. Orit Hamiel
  3. Dr. Tripto-Shkolnik Liana
  4. Prof. Ohad Cohen
  5. Prof. Amir Tirosh
  6. Dr. Hofit Cohen


  1. Dr. Shay Duvdevani
  2. Dr. Adi Primov-Fever
  3. Dr. Yisgav Shapira
  4. Prof. Michael Wolf
  5. Dr. Eran Alon
  6. Dr. Lev Badrin
  7. Dr. David Rahima
  8. Prof. Yoav Talmi
  9. Dr. Michael Drendel


  1. Prof. Joseph Zohar
  2. Prof. Doron Gothelf
  3. Dr. Dolly Sobol- Havia
  4. Prof. Daniel Stein


  1. Dr. Hagith Yonath
  2. Prof. Eitan Friedman
  3. Prof. Moshe Frydman
  4. Prof. Annick Rothschild
  5. Prof. Mordechai Shohat
  6. 6. Dr. Baruch Feldman


  1. Dr. Yael Harel
  2. Dr. Yair Frenkel
  3. Prof. Menachem Alkalay
  4. Prof. Motti Goldenberg
  5. Dr. Roy Mashiach
  6. Dr. David Soriano
  7. Prof. Gilad Ben-Baruch
  8. Dr. Jacob Korach


  1. Dr. Maor Lahav
  2. Dr. Alon Lang
  3. Prof. Shomron Ben-Horin
  4. Abraham (Rami) Eliakim


 Prof. Dan Justo


  1. Dr. Abraham Avigdor
  2. Dr. Aharon Lubetsky
  3. Prof. Ophira Salomon
  4. Prof. Gili Kenet
  5. Dr. Bella Bielorai
  6. Dr. Elad Jacoby
  7. Dr. Michal Yalon- Oren
  8. 8. Prof. Gidi Rechavi
  9. Prof. Amos Toren
  10. Prof. Arnon Nagler
  11. Prof. Avichai Shimoni
  12. Dr. Hila Magen

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine:

  1. Prof. Haim Berkenstadt
  2. Dr. Itay Goor-Aryeh
  3. Dr. Sergey Preisman

Pediatric IC and Neonatology:

  1. Prof. Gidi Paret
  2. Dr. Zipora Strauss


  1. Dr. Yoram Klein
  2. Dr. David Hazzan
  3. Dr. Danny Rosin
  4. Dr. Marat Khaikin
  5. Prof. Aviram Nissan
  6. Dr. Yuri Goldes
  7. Prof. Mordechai Gutman
  8. Prof. Eytan Mor

Vascular Surgery:

Dr. Moshe Halak

Cardiothoracic Surgery:

  1. Prof. Jacob Lavee
  2. Dr. David Mishaly
  3. Prof. Alain Serraf
  4. Dr. Boris Orlov
  5. Dr. Leonid Sternik
  6. Prof. Ehud Raanani
  7. Prof. Alon Ben-Nun

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:

  1. Dr. Ran Yahalom
  2. Dr. Daniela Blinder

Infectious diseases:

  1. Prof. Galia Rahav
  2. Dr. Galia Barkai
  3. Dr. Eyal Meltzer
  4. Prof. Eli Schwartz

Obstetrics and Fertility:

  1. Prof. Reuven Ahiron
  2. Prof. Boaz Weisz
  3. Prof. Shalev Mazaki-Tovi
  4. Prof. Eyal Sivan
  5. Prof. Eyal Schiff
  6. Prof. Michal Simchen
  7. Prof. Raoul Orvieto
  8. Prof. Yoav Yinon
  9. Prof. Shlomo Lipitz
  10. Prof. Daniel Seidman


  1. Dr. Amir Dori
  2. Prof. Anat Achiron
  3. Prof. Sharon Hassin
  4. Prof. Bruria Ben-Zeev
  5. Dr. Lidia Gabis
  6. Dr. Ilan Blatt


  1. Dr. Zvi Cohen
  2. Dr. Nachshon Knoler
  3. Dr. Mati Bakon
  4. Dr. Roberto Spiegelmann


  1. Dr. Dganit Dinour
  2. Prof. Eliezer Holtzman,


  1. Dr. Sharon Baum
  2. Prof. Aviv Barzilai
  3. Prof. Alon Scope
  4. Dr. Felix Pavlotsky
  5. Prof. Avner Shemer
  6. Dr. Anna Lyakhovitsky


  1. Guy Ben-Simon
  2. Dr.  Joseph Glovinsky
  3. Dr. Vicktoria Vishnevska-Dai
  4. Prof. Abraham Spierer
  5. Dr. Ruth Huna-Bar On
  6. Prof. Irit Barequet
  7. Dr. Amir Alhalel

Internal Medicine:

  1. Prof. Ehud Grossman
  2. Prof. Ronen Loebstein
  3. Dr. Meir Mouallem
  4. Dr. Haim Maayan
  5. Prof. Yechezkel Sidi
  6. Prof. Yehonatan Sharabi
  7. Prof. Dror Harats


  1. Prof. Michael Arad
  2. Prof. Dov Friemark
  3. Prof. Micha Feinberg
  4. Prof. Victor Guetta
  5. Prof. Amit Segev
  6. Dr. Refael Koperstein
  7. Dr. Eyal Nof
  8. Dr. Roy Beinart
  9. Dr. Roy Beigel
  10. Dr. Avishay Grupper
  11. Prof. Shlomi Matetzky
  12. Dr. Yael Peled


  1. Prof. Merav Lidar
  2. Prof. Howard Amital
  3. Prof. Pnina Langevitz


  1. Dr. Orith Portnoy
  2. Dr. Orly Goitein
  3. Prof. Edith Marom
  4. Dr. Miri Sklair- Levy
  5. Prof. Eli Konen
  6. Prof. Iris Eshed
  7. Dr. Chen Hoffmann
  8. Dr. Michalle Soudack
  9. Dr. Uri Rimon


  1. Dr. Mike Segal
  2. Prof. Ori Efrati
  3. Prof. Yakov Sivan


  1. Prof. David Goitein
  2. Dr. Gabriella Lieberman
  3. Prof. Gal Dubnov-Raz

Oral Pathology:

Dr. Noam Yarom


  1. Dr. Dafna Gutman
  2. Dr. Janna Landa
  3. Dr. Evgeni Gaidukov
  4. Prof. Gabriel Zeilig
  5. Dr. Manuel Zwecker
  6. Dr. Ofer Keren
  7. Prof. Israel Dudkiewicz