Yohanan Shtessman

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Yohanan Shtessman /
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Professor Shtessman is an expert in geriatric medicine. He heads the Department of Rehabilitation and Geriatrics at Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus and is Chairman of the Department of Geriatrics at the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem. He is also Medical Director of Amal Nursing Care and a member of the advisory board of the NGO Ken LaZaken (“Yes to the Elderly”).In the past, Professor Shtessman served as CEO of the National Insurance Institute and as Director of Rehabilitation and Geriatrics at Herzog Hospital, and later as Director of the hospital. Professor Shtessman also served as chairman of the Commission for Geriatric Planning for the Upcoming Two Decades. He has initiated numerous studies in the field of geriatrics and was responsible for the establishment of geriatric wards in various hospitals in Israel. Professor Shtessman has written and published more than 120 academic papers.