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Halberthal, Michael

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Michael (Miki) Halberthal MD, MHA (Rambam Health Care Campus;  Technion) – Public Health and Emergency Medicine

Dr. Michael (Miki) Halberthal is the General Director of Rambam Health Care Campus. Born in Tel Aviv in 1958, he is married and the father of four. Dr. Halberthal earned his M.D. in 1986, from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. His postgraduate training was completed at Rambam Health Care campus in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care. As one of Rambam's leading postgraduate trainees, Dr. Halberthal was chosen to pursue a further subspecialty fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Clinical Care at the world-renowned Brompton & Harefield Institute in London, U.K. After returning to Israel, Dr. Halberthal successfully established the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Service at Rambam, which continues to be one of the most active and successful services of its kind. In 1996, Dr. Halberthal completed a combined advanced clinical and research fellowship at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada. In addition to numerous hospital activities, Dr. Halberthal completed his M.H.A. in Health and Hospital Administration at Tel Aviv University's Recanati School of Business Administration (2012).
Since 2001, Dr. Halberthal has held various professional leadership positions at Rambam, including serving as the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, Director of Hospital-wide Emergency Triage, and Senior Staff Physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Rambam. In 2009, he joined the Executive Leadership at Rambam and as the Director of Medical Operations. At the end of 2013 Dr. Halberthal was appointed Deputy Director of Rambam, primarily responsible for medical human resources; allied medical services; safety, quality, and risk management; emergency preparedness and the international trauma school and became the hospital’s General Director in 2019.
Dr. Halberthal served for over 30 years in the Israel Defense Forces Airborne Rescue and Evacuation Unit. He was actively involved in the coordination of international civilian air rescue and transport of emergency care patients.
A Clinical Lecturer (Educator) in the Technion’s The Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Halberthal is active in research and has published scholarly articles in the areas of hospital management, pediatric critical care, trauma and mass casualty preparedness, and airborne medicine. He is an active and highly regarded lecturer and teacher to medical students, residents and fellows, nursing staff and students, and allied health professionals in those domains of expertise.