Alan Jotkowitz (DOB July 7, 1964) graduated from Yeshiva University and received his M.D. from Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and prior to moving to Israel in 2001 was an attending physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Currently he is a Professor of Medicine, Director of the Jakobovits Center for Jewish Medical Ethics, Associate Director for Academic Affairs Medical School for International Health and Medicine, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a Senior Physician at Soroka University Medical Center, both in Beer-Sheva, Israel. His main academic interest is in the field of medical ethics and has published more than a 100 peer reviewed papers in such prestigious journals as the American Journal of Medicine, The European Journal of Medicine, The Journal of Medical Ethics, The American Journal of Bioethics and others. He also serves as the Associate Editor of The European Journal of Internal Medicine. He lives in Bet Shemesh with his wife, Deborah a Dermatologist, and their four children and three grandchildren.


Field / Profession: Educator

Educator at: Academic

Speaking Topics: Israel, Halacha & the Modern World

Sample Topics - General:
Medical ethics
Modern Jewish thought

Sample Topics - Israel Related:
Medical Ethics in Israel: Bridging the Gap between religious and secular values
Integrating a religious approach to end of life care in a secular society: the Israel Terminally Ill Patient Law
Ethical Challenges in Artificial Reproduction in Israel: surrogacy and maternal Identity, Who owns the sperm of a dead soldier, determining Judaism on the basis of Genetic testing and artificial insemination for single women
How to oppose BDS: the story of the Lancet medical journal and Israeli academia
Rav Aharon Lichtenstein's vision of Centrist Orthodoxy in Israel.

Languages: English, Hebrew

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