Israeli doctors to discuss emergency preparedness in time of war

March 7, 2017 • Uncategorized



Dr. Yoav Hoffman_2
Dr. Yoav Hoffman

Two physicians who have served on the front lines of war, caring for northern border Israeli civilians and war casualties from neighboring countries, most recently Syrian refugees, will speak at UNT Health Science Center on Monday, April 3.

Dr. Yoav Hoffman and Dr. Tal Marshak of Galilee Medical Center will discuss their work and share personal experiences with emergency preparedness during times of war, co-hosted by the UNTHSC School of Public Health and TCOM.

This visit is part of Partnership2Gether, a joint program of the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and the Jewish Agency, to promote mutually beneficial endeavors and connections between the local community and the Western Galilee region.

Dr. Hoffman is Assistant Director of the hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Department (PICU).  Since 2013, the PICU has taken care of pediatric casualties from Syria as well as serving the local population.

With responsibility for mass casualty events preparedness, Dr. Hoffman leads the hospital during emergency situations such as war, fires and chemical disasters.

Dr. Tal_Marshak
Dr. Tal Marshak

Dr. Marshak is Senior Surgeon and Head of the Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Unit.

Since 1956, Galilee Medical Center has served as the largest government hospital in its region and currently treats a local population of 600,000.

After the medical center was bombed during the 2006 Lebanon War, an entire underground hospital was created, to provide uninterrupted service during times of crisis.

The April 3 conversation with these physicians is open to UNTHSC students, faculty, staff and the community and is the kickoff event for Public Health Week 2017. The event will be held from 3-4 pm in MET 125.  Advance registration is not required.

For more information, contact Dr. Marcy L. Paul, UNTHSC School of Public Health, at or 817-735-0537.