Professor, President of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem
Professor Jonathan (Yonatan) Halevy served as Director General of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for over three decades. During his tenure, Shaare Zedek dramatically transformed from a once small community hospital into the largest multi-disciplinary medical center in Jerusalem with a 1000-bed facility and an international reputation for excellence in administering advanced and compassionate medical care. Under Prof. Halevy’s leadership, Shaare Zedek established numerous medical departments and units and significantly contributed to medical research in a multitude of fields. As of early 2019, Prof. Halevy serves as the President of Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Professor Jonathan Halevy graduated summa cum laude from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of Tel Aviv University and completed his residency in internal medicine at the Rabin (Beilinson) Medical Center.
Following a two-year fellowship in gastroenterology at Yale, Professor Halevy briefly served as acting head of an Internal Medicine Department in Beilinson before being appointed Director General of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in 1988.
In addition to heading Shaare Zedek and one of its internal medicine units, Professor Halevy served in the past as Chairman of the Public Committee of the National List of Health Services (2013-2015, 2017), Chairman of the Israel Transplant Center, Chairman of the Council for Higher Education Committee to evaluate the need for a new medical school in Israel, and many other senior tasks in the Israeli public health care system.
Professor Halevy is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School. The author of more than 100 medical articles and papers, he has published three books in his fields of special interest.