About Sheba Global
As one of the world’s leading medical centers, standing at the forefront of clinical research, innovation, and care, Sheba is committed to providing patients everywhere hope without boundaries by sharing its knowledge and experience with healthcare professionals, governments, and medical institutions.
With this in mind, Sheba Global was created to serve as the medical center’s global ambassador and help elevate healthcare standards around the world.
Uniquely positioned to leverage the experience gained at Sheba as a large, quality-oriented, integrated medical center with unique clinical, academic, and managerial expertise, Sheba Global works with partners worldwide: providing them guidance and advice based on practical knowledge and tangible, real-world insights.
In complex instances involving patients unable to receive the care they need at home, Sheba Global’s team also possesses vast experience in delivering the highest quality care for international patients.
Recognizing that education and training programs are not enough when emergency medical situations arise, Sheba established the Humanitarian & Disaster Response Center (HDRC). Besides sharing emergency medicine expertise with colleagues worldwide, HDRC rapidly deploys emergency response teams composed of Sheba physicians and nurses to provide aid in disaster zones across the globe.
Yoel Har-Even, PhD
VP of Global Affairs, Sheba Medical Center
Having served in the Israel Defense Forces’ medical corps for 28 years, where he eventually became Deputy Surgeon General, Yoel Har-Even, treated countless injured and wounded soldiers and participated in numerous IDF humanitarian relief missions. Leveraging his unique experience, as well as an extensive academic background that includes Master of Health Administration and Master of Neuroscience degrees, as well as a Ph.D. in Business Administration, Mr. Har-Even heads Sheba Global, overseeing all its activities while shaping its mission and strategy.
Tamara Kalechman Hatav
Head of Global Relations & Partnerships
Ms. Hatav is playing a pivotal role in steering Sheba’s international relationships, and has been a committed part of Sheba since 2006, specializing in enabling cross-sector partnerships. Ms. Hatav works closely with our partners in healthcare, governmental, and private organizations. A polyglot of 5 languages, with a multicultural heritage and experience in a multilingual setting, she excels in spearheading and managing cross-organizational projects. Her broad experience liaising with stakeholders from across the world, together with strong interpersonal skills and a solid foundation in the healthcare sector, has markedly enriched our international engagements and collaborative efforts.
Prof. Elhanan Bar-On
Director of the Humanitarian & Disaster Response Center
In addition to decades of experience as a practicing orthopedic surgeon, Prof. Bar-On holds an MPH in disaster management and serves as an orthopedic surgery Associate Professor. Participating in and leading numerous humanitarian and disaster aid missions throughout his career, Prof. Bar-On is a globally recognized expert in disaster medicine. In 2017, he founded The Humanitarian & Disaster Response Center at Sheba, which he still leads today. He has since overseen and directed the deployment of medical response teams across the globe.
Director of Global Patient Services
With a diverse tertiary education in chemistry, programming, and public administration, as well as experience in some of Israel’s leading corporations, including a stint as telecom giant Pelephone’s Head of Internal Audit, Mrs. Cohen-Herszaft has been leading Sheba’s Global Patient Services (GPS) since 2016. Overseeing all aspects of GPS operations, including patient care standards and internal work processes, Mrs. Cohen-Herszaft is driven by her mission
to provide patients in need across the globe with access to Sheba’s premier medical services.
Chief Business Officer
A skilled business and marketing professional with an MBA from Tel Aviv University and over 20 years of experience in healthcare, including a tenure at medical device and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, Mrs. Yaniv oversees commercial strategy planning in global markets. With a keen eye for mutually beneficial business opportunities, she promotes the development of educational, training, and consultancy solutions tailored to local health system needs while engaging with relevant stakeholders and decision-makers.
Head of International Media & Public Affairs
Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Walz has a diverse journalistic background that includes numerous publications in the NY Post, Boston Herald, Melbourne Herald Sun, and other leading media outlets. After serving as the Editor of the NY Jewish Press, he and his family moved to Israel in 2001, where he provided PR consulting services to major Israeli companies such as Tnuva. Joining Sheba in 2018, Mr. Walz handles international media relations and oversees efforts to increase awareness of Sheba’s local and overseas activities among global audiences.
Director of Regional Patient Services
Dedicated to helping people in need since beginning his career as a social worker, Mr. Baloum served in numerous senior educational and social services positions before joining Sheba in 2008, including as Chief Health & Welfare Advisor to the Mayor of Taibeh. As Head of Sheba’s Regional Patient Services, Mr. Baloum oversees, coordinates, and facilitates all aspects of Palestinian patient treatment, while also coordinating the training of Palestinian medical personnel at Sheba and managing collaborations with Palestinian medical institutions.
Chief of Staff
Serving Sheba in diverse roles for the last 36 years, Mrs. Sitton-Babecov understands the inner workings of our vast, complex medical institution better than most. As Sheba Global’s Chief of Staff, Mrs. Sitton-Babecov coordinates cross-departmental projects, monitors day-to-day operations, and plays a key role in preparing and approving Sheba Global’s annual work plan.
Europe Director of Sheba
Global Resource Development
For over 30 years, Mrs. Cegla has been hard at work increasing public awareness of Sheba’s clinical, innovation, and research activities across the globe. In addition to playing a key role in establishing the British, French, German, and Swiss Friends of Sheba organizations, Mrs. Cegla helped secure support for critical projects that became integral to Sheba, including the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital, the Institute of Endocrinology, and the National Burn Center.
Chief Marketing Officer
With over 20 years of experience in marketing and sales, as well as a deep understanding of the healthcare industry, Mrs. Eshed directs all marketing activities conducted by Sheba Global. This includes the formulation of marketing strategies and the overall management of all aspects linked with their implementation.
Adi Shinfeld, Adv
Sheba Global Legal Advisor
An attorney with ten years of experience in civil litigation, Adi joined Sheba after tenures with leading Israeli private companies, including Excellence Investment House. At Sheba Global, Adi not only provides general legal advice essential to the division’s ongoing activities, but is also in charge of overseeing the drafting of business agreements with Sheba Global partners and clients.
Prof. Ido Didi Fabian
Sheba Global Ophthalmology Director
A highly experienced ophthalmologist who received numerous awards for his outstanding contributions to the field, Prof. Ido Didi Fabian is a world-renowned expert in ocular oncology, serving as a senior physician at Sheba Medical Center’s Goldschleger Eye Institute and as the Sheba Global Ophthalmology Director and Co-Founder.
The author of numerous published medical articles, Prof. Fabian serves as the founder and principal investigator of the Global Retinoblastoma Study Group, has founded the Rb-NET MDT Project, co-founded the Asian Retinoblastoma Group, and is a reviewer for several medical journals and foundations.