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Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer


The hospital was established in 1948 as Israel’s first military hospital, to treat casualties of Israel’s War of Independence.  In 1953, it became a civilian hospital, and Dr. Chaim Sheba became its director. Following Sheba’s death, the hospital was renamed in his honor.

 Sheba today operates 150 departments and clinics. It has 2.000 beds.

A large proportion of clinical research in Israel is conducted at Sheba. It is the main clinical trial venue for human health scientific studies conducted by the Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University

The following main areas are  studied in the medical center: neurology, cardiology, the use of stem cells, genetics, oncogenetics, oncosurgery, oncology, epidemiology, cancer and injuries, immunology, regenerative medicine.

Institutions operating within the hospital Tel Hashomer:

  • IVF Institute
  • Genetics Institute
  • Hemato-oncology Institute
  • Cardiology Institute
  • Radiological Institute

At the Tel Hashomer Hospital is a center of maxillofacial surgery, diagnostic center, a Burn Center and the center of bone marrow transplantation, which is one of the largest on the European scale. It has successfully conducted hundreds of bone marrow transplantation procedures and several thousand transplant of stem cell treatments.

Sheba Hospital –is the first center in Israel, where were carried out:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Transplantation artificial heart
  • First successful IVF.

The General Hospital operates the following divisions:

  • Laboratories
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Multidisciplinary Children’s Hospital
  • Therapy
  • Institute of Radiology

The largest rehabilitation center at the hospital includes the following specialized rehabilitation units:

  • Psychiatric
  • Respiratory
  • Post-traumatic rehabilitation
  • Neurological
  • Orthopedic
  • Geriatric

The medical center is also home to the Israel National Center for Health Policy and Epidemiology Research (equivalent to the U.S. National Institutes of Health), the internationally acclaimed Israel National Center for Medical Simulation (MSR), the Israel National Blood Bank and Cord Blood Bank, and the Safra International Congenital Heart Center.