Rabbi Yossi Sprung – Rosh Beit Medrash
Rabbi Yossi Sprung grew up in Yerushalayim and attended Yeshivas Brisk. He received smicha from HaGaon HaRav Asher Weiss shlit”a as part of the Beit Medrash for Leadership Training Minchas Asher, as well as from other gedolim in Eretz Yisrael. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Rosh Kollel in the community Kollel in San Antonio Texas, lecturing extensively on topics in Medical Halacha and Medical Ethics. Upon returning to Israel, Rabbi Sprung was a faculty member in Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim – a yeshiva for post-high school American students. Since 2004, Rabbi Sprung has served as the senior halachic assistant and Rosh Kollel for his Rebbe Muvhak, HaRav Asher Weiss shlit”a. In this capacity, Rav Yossi has dealt with many complex halachic questions relating to medicine and medical ethics and has organized medical halacha conferences all over the world. Rabbi Sprung is also the founder and Dean of the Institute for Halachic Implications of Emerging Technologies.
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Wilbur – Executive Director
Following graduation from medical school in 2006, Tzvi completed a Pediatric Residency Program in Maimonides Medical Center in New York and spent one year in Cohen Children’s Medical Center as a Fellow in Clinical Pediatric Hematology Oncology. Following training, Tzvi worked as a General Pediatrician in New York while also completing his semicha at YU RIETS. Tzvi and his family currently reside in Jerusalem. In addition to his current responsibilities as a physician, Tzvi is a trained mohel and sofer and a volunteer for Zaka search and rescue in the Jerusalem region. Tzvi has a great interest in promoting Jewish Medical Ethics and has been the coordinator of the Jewish Medical Ethics Elective in Sackler School of Medicine American Program since 2017 and Director of the Horizon Track in Jewish Medical Ethics in Technion American Medical School Program.
Professor Andrew P. Levy MD PHD FACC – Director, TeAMS
Professor Levy received his BA summa cum laude from Yale University majoring in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He received a combined MD and PHD at Johns Hopkins Medical School working for his PhD with Nobel laurate Daniel Nathans. He completed an internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Internal Medicine and then a fellowship in Cardiology at Harvard Medical School. After his fellowship and a short tenure in the US, he made Aliya with his wife Nina and 4 children to the Technion where he set up a laboratory investigating mechanisms underlying atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. At the Technion he has authored over 150 research papers, received over $30 million in grant support, and has generated 25 patents. He is now a full tenured professor at the Technion. He assumed directorship of the Technion American Medical Program in 2010. He now lives in Kiryat Shmuel with his wife Nina, children and grandchildren where he is an active member of the community.
Dr. Robert Lubin – Managing Director, TeAMS
With over 20 years of experience in teaching, clinical work and management experience, Dr. Robert Lubin is the Managing Director of the Technion American Medical School. Graduating with degrees from New York, he moved to Israel with his family. He is also the head of the Technion-International Medical Student Exchange Program and in-house psychologist. Dr. Lubin has authored several articles on the career development process. He has provided educational guidance on learning issues, mental health, family and couples counseling. Additionally, he has participated or authored academic research articles on the medical school learning environment, stress management and cultural understanding. He is an active volunteer with olim providing psychological counseling and career guidance through several Aliyah organizations.
Professor Tzvi Dwolatzsky – Clinical Program Director, TeAMS
Tzvi Dwolatzky is the Director of Geriatrics at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel and is Associate Clinical Professor of Geriatrics at the Technion Medical School. He graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and has since devoted his professional career to the field of Geriatrics and to the care of older people. He is the chairman of the Israel Geriatrics Society, heads the Academic Geriatric Committee of the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, is the Clinical Program Director at TeAMS, is a member of the steering committee of the Israel National Dementia Strategy, a member of the National Geriatric Council of Israel and represents Israel on the Board of the European Geriatric Medical Society. His research and clinical interests focus predominantly on the use of technology for the diagnosis and treatment of age-associated cognitive impairment and dementia, healthy aging and centenarians, frailty and integrated health care for the elderly. He is the Editor of the Geriatric Section of the Frontiers in Medicine Journal, has published widely and presented his research at international scientific conferences. He is active in promoting medical education and has received multiple awards for teaching