MICHAL HEMMO LOTEM, M.D.

Vice President for Innovation at Sheba Medical Center Fund

“From cutting-edge treatments to overcoming local language barriers, our commitment to your health makes us the right choice for you.”

My name is Dr. Michal Hemmo Lotem, I am a trained pediatrician, a healthcare futurist, and an expert in medical innovation, leadership and management.

My deepest passion is developing innovative routes to improve people’s health and happiness. My focus is increasing the public’s quality of life.
I have more than 20 years of experience as a senior manager and entrepreneur in different positions, and I’m excited to fulfill my present role as the Vice President for Innovation at the Sheba Medical Center Fund. My main focus is on the Medical Tourism Department, which serves patients and families from aborad who seek medical treatment in Israel. I believe that all patients have a right to a healthy life! This fundamental right is even more pertinent in situations when ill health or serious diseases arise and when it is necessary to seek medical services in a foreign country.

I’m also a senior advisor and future vice chairman of the first virtual pediatric hospital being founded in China. I served as the founder and CEO of HILI Ventures, and I was the founder and the first director of the JDC Institute for Leadership and Governance. Its vision is to bring leaders together to achieve wide, measurable, and sustainable social impact in Israel. This includes improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable populations and closing social gaps.

I was the founder and CEO of BETEREM – Safe-Kids, Israel’s National Center for Child Safety. On the 60th anniversary of Israel`s independence, I was presented a special award by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for my work in Beterem and contribution to the children of Israel.

I am engaged in extensive public activity, having served as a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Economic Council that advises the Israeli Prime Minister and on many public boards. I was a partner in the establishment of organizations such as Midot, Round-Up, GuideStar, Woman Wage Peace, and many more..

Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s leading hospital and the largest in the Middle East, has carefully built a department that specializes in medical tourism to address the difficulties that patients and families can encounter when seeking medical treatment in a foreign country. For this reason, we appoint a coordinator to each patient and family. This coordinator will accompany and help you at every step of your treatment with us, assisting you with everything from translation to coordination of appointments and professional medical explanations of diagnoses and treatments.

We are committed to giving you the best medical care and this commitment to your health makes us the right choice for you. We have the best specialists to assist you, and we offer medical tourists the same high standard of treatment received by Israelis. We look forward to welcoming you to our medical facility and making your care our first priority.