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Operating Together brings Palestinian and Israeli trauma care providers together to cultivate a joint community of trauma providers with professional, personal, and collective relationships, shared experiences, and a common passion for improving the region's trauma care.

Uniting Palestinian & Israeli trauma care providers to save lives together

About Us 

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Operating Together is an academic and clinical initiative within the Trauma Department at Wolfson Medical Center that facilitates and supports professional relationships and educational projects between Palestinian and Israeli surgeons.

Ten Palestinian and ten Israeli residents from trauma fields across the region come together for two days of training and social events, building personal and professional relationships that go beyond the healthcare system. Our courses directly improve the care of trauma patients, equipping our participants with the tools to train their local colleagues, while providing them with the certification needed to be stronger and eligible candidates for professional advancement.

Operating Together cultivates personal, respectable, and lasting relationships between colleagues, creating pathways that will lead to positive and sustainable improvements in the quality of surgical and trauma care in our communities, for generations to come.


Advanced surgical/trauma training courses for physicians & nurses


Joint courses for Israeli and Palestinian surgeons

Joint Palestinian Israeli Academic & Research Projects

Next Operating Together ATLS course June 21-22, 2023 @ Wolfson Medical Center

Thank you to USAID for their generosity to help us continue our work.

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2023 Issue Theme - Vulnerability

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Dr. Adam Lee Goldstein

Born and raised in Washington DC, Adam immigrated to Israel after high school. After a first degree in geology and creative writing he found his passion in medicine after volunteering in a Mother Teresa Clinic in Ethiopia. He went on to study medicine at the School of International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev followed by a general surgery residency at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. After completing his residency he completed a fellowship in Trauma surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Currently he is the head of trauma surgery at Wolfson Medical Center. Adam aims to optimize trauma care for the community, strengthen access to care for neglected populations, and form bridges of communication and cooperation with Palestinian peers.

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Dr. Tamer Jreis

Tamer was born and raised in Bethlehem and received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Cairo in Egypt. He returned to Palestine and undertook medical rotations at Governmental and private hospitals in the West Bank. Tamer is currently an anesthesiology and critical care physician at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. Tamer is a seasoned social entrepreneur having undertook multiple medical initiatives aimed at strengthening the Palestinian health system, especially during the recent pandemic where he worked to secure equipment and training to improve health outcomes. 

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