Dr. Benjamin Gesundheit

Dr. Beni Gesundheit studied for five years at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut, Israel.  He attended medical school in Switzerland, and did his residency in pediatrics at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Dr. Gesundheit completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in bioethics from the University of Toronto (2004), with a dissertation on Jewish medical ethics.

Dr. Gesundheit has been employed by Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva, Hadassah Hospital Ein Karem in Jerusalem (Unit of Bone Marrow Transplantation), and a private clinical center in Tel Aviv. He is currently conducting stem cell research.

Dr. Gesundheit teaches Jewish Medical Ethics in the Department of Jewish Philosophy at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, as well as in the newly opened medical facility in Tzfat (Bar Ilan).

Dr. Gesundheit has developed two websites, www.jewishmedicalethics.org and www.tefilah.org.