About Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most progressive full-service healthcare treatment and research institutions in Israel.


Regional and international referral center

As a premier multidisciplinary academic medical center, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center serves the general Tel Aviv population of over 360,000 plus the million or so daily visitors to the city. Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is a national referral center for many major primary and specialty care services, including:

·         Cardiology

·         Dermatology

·         Gastroenterology

·         General Surgery

·         Genetics

·         Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck

·         Microsurgery

·         Neurology

·         Neurosurgery

·         Nuclear Medicine

·         Ophthalmology

·         Organ Transplantation

·         Orthopedic Oncology

·         Orthopedics

·         Pediatric Orthopedics

·         Plastic Surgery

·         Surgical Oncology

·         Trauma

The Medical Center draws patients from throughout the world for specialty care and routine procedures through the medical tourism program, designed specifically for the needs of international patients.

Center of excellence

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s strategy of developing and expanding centers of excellence has created tremendous demand for services—by over 1.5 million patients per year, who receive optimal expert care. The Medical Center is also in demand by physicians; in fact, for over a decade, the Medical Center has been the number one requested residency program from among Israeli medical schools.

Personalized care

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s patient-focused approach is a hallmark of its personalized care delivery. Adhering to international service standards, clinicians tailor care to each patient’s needs, age and situation. The Medical Center is committed to providing care with sincerity, respect and empathy, with special attention to the entire patient experience.


Progressive patient services include:

  • The information and appointment center that can be contacted at +972-3-697-4000
  • The beWell community outreach program
  • Translation services in 3 languages: Arabic, Russian, and Amharic

The facility

The municipal and governmental Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center supports patients in 170 outpatient clinics and 1,300 hospital beds through 60 departments and institutes.


The Medical Center features four main hospitals:


·         The Ichilov General Hospital with its new state-of-the art Arison Medical Tower Sammy Ofer Heart Building and Sammy Ofer Emergency Underground Hospital 

·         The Rehabilitation Hospital

·         The Lis Maternity Hospital

·         The Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital


The facility also serves as the affiliate lecture and research center for both the Sackler

Faculty of Medicine and the Sheinborn Nursing School of the University of Tel Aviv.


The Medical Center employs over 6,400 people:

  • More than 1,100 are physicians, of whom 650 are medical specialists, 350 hold academic positions, and about 10% hold professorships
  • 1760 are nurses
  • Over  then 850 are medical technicians, technologists, therapists, and other clinicians

Annual activity

Patient activity has grown steadily since Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s inception in 1914. On an annual basis, the Medical Center manages:

  • Over 103,000 new hospital admissions
  • Over 35,000 surgical procedures
  • More than 1,800,000 outpatient clinic visits
  • Over 212,000 emergency room visits
  • Over 11,000 deliveries

Bridge to peace

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center facilitates harmony and collaboration among Israel's neighbors, treating patients from many Middle Eastern countries.

Research and development

Medical Center physicians integrate their clinical care with research on a daily basis. Each year, hundreds of research studies, both basic science and clinical, are conducted within the Medical Center’s walls, in search of new medical understanding and to develop new diagnostic and treatment modalities. The Medical Center leads the country in the number of research projects conducted. In 2010, the Medical Center was the top facility in research funding.

World-class trauma center

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Trauma Center, uniquely skilled in emergency response on a large scale, is named in memory of assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. When the Prime Minister was shot during a peace rally in 1995, the Medical Center trauma team took heroic efforts to save his life.

Ongoing progress

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is on a growth trajectory, with the objective of advancing medical services and patient accommodations, particularly in response to population growth. Recent physical expansion produced the award-winning 13-floor Arison Medical Tower and the Sammy Ofer Heart Building, which features the Sammy Ofer Emergency Underground Hospital.


New construction and renovation projects are continuously underway. With clinical and scientific talent, models for excellence and outstanding infrastructure, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center will remain at the forefront of medicine, benefiting patients from Tel Aviv, the country and the world.
“One of the world’s top 10 medical tourism destinations.”
 —Newsweek Magazine