Arnon Afek

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  • Healthcare Professional, Associate Director-General
  • Sheba Medical Center

Prof. Arnon Afek, MD, MHA is the Associated Director General of Sheba Medical Center and the Acting Director of Sheba General Hospital, after completing his tenure as the Director General (DG) and the Associate Medical DG of the Israeli Ministry of Health (2014-17).
He is the Chairman of the National council on Pathology and Forensic Medicine. In 2015, Prof. Afek was personally appointed as a member of the Bureau of Governors of the OECD Health Committee, taking a role in designing health policy in the OECD.
Since 2011, Prof. Afek also serves as the Director of the NY State/American MD Program and Professor of Pathology and Medical Administration at the Sackler School of Medicine and the Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Arnon Afek received his medical training at the Hebrew University and  Hadassah School of Medicine (1981-1987), residency in Anatomical Pathology at the Sheba Medical Center and fellowship in Medical Administration (board certified Cum Laude) at the Sheba Medical Center and at the Ministry of Health. He completed M.A in Health Administration Cum Laude at Ben-Gurion University (2000-2002). He is a graduate of the Wexner Senior Leadership Executive Program (WSLP 16), Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Prof. Afek has published more than 150 peer reviewed papers in medical literature including in NEJM, JAMA Lancet and Circulation and has received numerous awards. He lectures in numerous medical conferences and delivered The John M. Eisenberg, M.D. International Lecture at The Commonwealth Fund’s 18th Annual International Symposium on Health Care Policy.

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