Dr. Aziz Darawshe, the former head of emergency medicine at Emek Medical Center in Afula, has been named the director of emergency medicine at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem.

He will be replacing Dr. Ya’acov Assaf, who has filled the position for 18 years and is retiring.

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Darawshe studied medicine at the University of Sofia in Bulgaria, and specializes in cardiology, internal medicine and emergency medicine. He also has a master’s degree from Ben- Gurion University of the Negev in health management systems.

Since 2010, Darawshe has been the chairman of the Israel Society for Urgent Medicine and has been an honorary member of the American College of Emergency Physicians since 2011.

The new Hadassah appointee has published more than 20 articles on emergency medicine in leading international journals, especially in regards to cardiology, and has presented his findings at numerous medical conferences abroad.

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