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Professor Avraham Steinberg

Professor Avraham Steinberg

Professor Avraham Steinberg was born in Germany in 1947. After graduating 'Merkaz Harav Kook' Yeshiva in Jerusalem, he studied medicine at Hebrew University and the Hadassah Medical Center Medical School, Jerusalem.

From 1969 until 1982 he specialized in pediatric medicine at the Shaare Zedek Medical center, Jerusalem, and afterwards in pediatric neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Hospital Medical Center in New York. In addition Professor Steinberg was the director of the Schlesinger Institute.

Between 1985 and 1996 Professor Steinberg served as head of the medical ethics program at Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center Medical School.

Since 1999 Professor Steinberg has served as chairman of the Ethics and Supervision Committee of the Israeli Association for Pediatric Neurology. Since 2003 he also serves as head of the Medical Ethics Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

Among his numerous awards and prizes are: Israel Prize (1999). 'Harav Kook' prize, Tel Aviv - Yafo Municipality (1990). 'Katz' prize, Kneset Israel (1990). The Department of Medicine and Halacha, Chief Rabbinate, Jerusalem (1991). The Einhorn award, Tel Aviv - Yafo Municipality (1995).