Professor Halevy is the first Israeli-born director-general of the hospital.  He graduated with honours from Tel-Aviv University's Sackler School of Medicine. Prof. Halevy served as a military doctor with the rank of Major from 1973 to 1977. 

He is a gastroenterologist who specializes in diseases of the liver. He has undergone advanced training at Yale Medical School, and is widely published in prestigious medical journals. Prof. Halevy is dedicated to excellence in medicine and nursing care and stresses the importance of treating the person, not just the desease. 

From 2000 until 2006, Prof. Halevy served as Chairman of the Israel Center for Organ Transplantation.  

In April 2015 Professor Halevy joined a ten person team of Shaare Zedek doctors sent to the disaster stricken region in Nepal following the catastrophic earthquake that tore through the country.  He described the mission as one of the greatet challenges he had faced in 42 years of working in medicine.  


“I must tell you the time in practice – 42 years but this was one of my life experiences in many many aspects.  The humanitarian, the professional challenge, the social, there was a lot of camaraderie.  You know physicians sometimes like to argue, to argue about the patient you should do this, that, I think this is the diagnosis, the camaraderie that was manifested among the staff in Nepal, probably united by the sacred mission was unbelievable

In two weeks of spending and sleeping in tents with all these people, I did not hear one argument. Everybody, all the discussions about patients were in a nice modest manner

I also served as the head of the ethics committee of the field hospital because many ethical decisions had to be made.  Whether to resuscitate or not to resuscitate, to do an amputation when a patient could not give consent, in order to save his or her life or not to do it, and I was very impressed with the camaraderie so the social aspect was also a life experience.  And even the personal,  I am 67 years old and it is already 30 years since I did not do miluim, since I did reservist duties, since I slept in a tent on the ground, the physical conditions were also a personal challenge and I am happy to say, we all rolled up to the challenge!”