Jacob Menczel




Jacob Menczel /
Health Policy Program Fellow

Prof. Jacob Menczel is Director of the Geriatric Department and Osteoporosis Institute at Herzog Hospital, and in the past was Director General of the hospital. He is a specialist in internal medicine and geriatrics, and his main field of research is osteoporosis. He is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Medicine. At Hadassah Hospital, Prof. Menczel worked as chief physician, Director of the Metabolic Unit for Bone Diseases, and Director of Internal Medicine and the Osteoporosis Department. He also served as Director of the Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Department at Sha’arei Zedek Hospital, which he founded.


Between 1974 and 1978 Prof. Menczel served as DirectorGeneral of the Ministry of Health. Between 1999 and 2005, he was the national geriatrician for Maccabi Health Services. From 1996 to 2013, he chaired the Ministry of Health’s National Council of Geriatrics.


Prof. Menczel is a member of the associations of geriatrics, gerontology, hospital directors, and endocrinology, the advisory council of the Holocaust Survivors Foundation, and the Eshel Committee for Development of Services.