Renowned neurosurgeon Prof. Teodoro Forcht Dagi volunteers at Sheba, sharing expertise and supporting the treatment of those injured on October 7th.
In light of the difficult times Israel is experiencing, we were thankful to witness an increase in solidarity and compassion, something very palpable at Sheba, where numerous doctors have arrived from around the globe in a show of support.
Recently, we were pleased to welcome prominent US neurosurgeon Prof. Teodoro Forcht Dagi, who contacted Sheba the moment he heard about the October 7th atrocities and offered to lend aid in any way he could for as long as he was needed.
Prof. Dagi has since been treating victims of the attacks as well as soldiers injured in combat at Sheba. While wartime medical practice may be daunting for many, Prof. Dagi has extensive experience in conflict zones. In the 1990s, he was treating patients in Kosovo. Between 2005 and 2018, Prof. Dagi played a key role in rebuilding the medical school at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, following the Good Friday Agreement.
According to Prof. Dagi: “I have tremendous respect for the medical center and have some acquaintance with how it plans for military-civilian contingencies having to do with my particular work in trauma and mass casualty events.”’