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Divisions and Departments - Surgical Division - Orthopedics A


The Nahariya Hospital’s orthopedics department was opened in 1962 by Dr. Isidore Alkalai.  Until that time, the orthopedic service was provided by the hospital’s surgical department.  The department was situated in a shack which also included the ophthalmology department.

The department has been run by Professor Gershon Walfin since 1996.

In 1999, the arthroscopic orthopedic surgery unit was established under the helm of Dr. Bernard Greenberg; and since his retirement, the department has been run by Dr. Kaushensky.  Subsequently, the spinal cord surgery unit was established under the helm of Dr. Nimrod Rahmimov and the pediatric orthopedics unit was opened under the helm of Dr. Haim Starker.

In recent years, the orthopedics department’s academic activity has been greatly expanded.  The department is affiliated with Bar Ilan University’s faculty of medicine in the Galilee.  Each year, three to four groups of students are referred to the hospital for training in orthopedics, some from the U.S.  In addition, the department’s physicians take an active part in the program, giving lectures, participating in clinical conferences and scientific training programs in Israel and overseas.

The department has been recognized for a full orthopedic surgical residency by the Scientific Council of the Israeli Medical Association. The pediatric orthopedics unit is recognized for the mandatory 3-month rotation  and for rotation B.

Phone - 04-9107739
Fax- 04-9107648

Department Director

Dr. Efim Shtarker

Medical Staff










Dr. Pavel Nudelman





Senior Physician

Dr. Riyad Dakuar





Senior Physician

Dr. Gennady Kirschner






Dr. Dan Chiboturo






Dr. Michael Asa’af






Dr. Alon Rod






Dr. Andy Weiner






Dr. Eitan Zeidman






Dr. Ilan Aharon






 Dr. Inal Batachish

  Additional Orthopedic Specialists at the Hospital









Director of the Urgent Medicine Department

Dr. Jack Stolero

Nursing Staff





Department Head Nurse

Ms. Ruhama Moshe





Assistant Head Nurse

Mr. Nasib Bivar

Additional Staff





Medical Secretary

Ms. Suzie Hamo





Social Worker

Ms. Mona Dakuar





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