Until recently, Prof. Ash was the head of Maccabi's health division, and is a member of the Department of Health Systems Management at Ariel University in Samaria. • He also served as Chief Medical Officer in the IDF from 2011-2007.
Nachman Ash in his day as Chief Medical Officer
Roni Gamzo's replacement: Prof. Nachman Ash is the next Corona commissioner - this was stated today (Tuesday) in a joint statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein.
Ash will start tomorrow with an overlap with Prof. Gamzo for the position.
Ash, 59, married to Dr. Shifra Ash and the father of three children, was until recently head of Maccabi's health division and is an associate professor in the Department of Health Systems Management at Ariel University in Samaria.
Prof. Ash's name was raised by Gamzo who actually promoted him to the position.
In his personality he is very different from Gamzo's dominant personality and is expected to bring a different character to the role of supervisor.
He is also considered close to the director general of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Hezi Levy, and served as deputy chief of staff when Levy was chief medical officer.
Between 1989 and 1991, he served as a doctor in the General Staff Reconnaissance Squadron. He then specialized in internal medicine at Sheba Medical Center. In 1992, he was selected to participate as a force doctor in Operation Sheikh Atad, and took part in modeling the operation The first doctor to treat the patrol wounded.
From 1994 to 1995, Ash served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Judea and Samaria Division. In 1997, he completed his specialization in internal medicine and was elected head of the medical department at the headquarters of the Chief Medical Officer.
In 1999 he went to study in the United States, where two years later he received a master's degree in medical computing from a combined program of Harvard and MI universities in Boston.
Upon his return to Israel, he was appointed Medical Commander of the Southern Command.
From 2011-2007 he served as Chief Medical Officer, and served in his role among other things in Operation Cast Lead.
Dr. Zeev Feldman, chairman of the State Physicians' Association, deputy chairman of the Israel Medical Association and director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit in Sheba, responded to the appointment: "I am not surprised by my acquaintance with Nachman for his enlistment in the national mission. "For political struggles and narrow interests. The success of Prof. Ash will be a success for all of us."