Prof. Roni Gamzu appointed CEO of Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Gamzu, a veteran healthcare administrator and respected physician, replaces Prof. Gabi Barbash, who is stepping down from the CEO role after 22 years
Prof. Roni Gamzu
has been appointed CEO of Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center by the public tenders committee, headed by Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.
Gamzu takes office immediately, replacing Prof. Gabi Barbash, who is stepping down from the CEO role after 22 years of service.
Prof. Gamzu (49) has extensive experience in healthcare management. He served as Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Health from 2010 to 2014, following his position as Director of the General Hospital at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov). Gamzu will continue to train the newest generation of doctors and healthcare managers in his professorship at the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University.
Gamzu is a graduate of the Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine and holds a PhD in fertility research, an MHA in health system management, an MBA and a degree in law – all from Tel Aviv University. Prof. Gamzu completed health system leadership studies at INSEAD in France. He is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, having worked for years in the Medical Center’s Lis Maternity Hospital.
Prof. Gamzu said today, "I come to this job with a great sense of awe and a deep mission, supported by the best team of medical professionals in Israel. I would like to thank Prof. Gabi Barbash for his tremendous contribution to the development and advancement of Ichilov Hospital and to medicine in Israel over the recent decades. We are committed to continuing Ichilov’s leadership position – to remain at the cutting edge of medicine and technology, with emphasis on patient care and personal service of the highest standards in the public sector, on the backdrop of growing competition from private medicine."