Life Under Occupation: Resisting Israeli Apartheid in H2 area of Hebron

 

31 MAY
7:30 AM

The violence of soldiers and settlers has not deterred the Shamsiya family from reporting on human rights violations in Israeli occupied Hebron.


Imad Abu Shamsiya is a 47-year old husband and the father of five children – three boys and two girls. A shoemaker by profession, for years he has been dedicating a large part of his time to opposing Israeli occupation by documenting human rights violations committed by Israeli settlers and soldiers in his home as well as in Tel Rumeida and other parts of Hebron via camera. Trying to reveal to the world the racist and violent Israeli system has not only contributed to the conviction of some Israeli perpetrators, but has turned the life of Imad and his family into a living hell.

In 2007, the Shamsiya family moved into a house that had been in family hands for decades, located in Tel Rumeida, in the H2 area of Hebron, which is under Israeli military control and a hotspot of tension and escalations by Israeli settlers and soldiers. Tel Rumeida is home to 172 Palestinian families and one settlement inhabited by some of the most violent Israeli settlers in Palestine.

“From the very beginning of my family’s life here, we started to suffer,” Imad said. Only four months after settling into their new home, Imad’s daughter was attacked by a group of Israeli settlers who threw stones at her and thereby broke her jaw.

Two months after the attack, Imad started documenting violations by Israeli settlers on camera and sent the material to Palestinian human rights organizations. The camera is a blessing and a curse, because it serves as a form of protection, but can also lead to reprisal attacks by settlers. Nevertheless, filmed incidents are typically the only form of proof that leads to conviction of Israeli perpetrators. Without video documentation, Israeli crimes go fully unpunished in an environment of dehumanization and hatred.

“My wife, Faiza, and I started to document every single attack on our family as we gradually also documented incidents in the neighborhood. Since then, the Israeli settlers and soldiers [have sought] revenge by harassing all of us”, Imad said angrily. Israeli forces have arrested Imad’s oldest son, Aune (18), six times since the age of 14. After Aune was shot in the leg, which required medical treatment for a full year, Imad sent his child to live in Jerusalem with his uncle to be safe. Israeli forces however also arrested Imad’s two other sons, Mohammed and Saleh, at the ages of 13 and 9 respectively following complaints about the boys by settlers. The entire Shamsiya family has been a victim of such attacks, ranging from arbitrary arrests of minors to acid thrown at Imad’s daughter, Marua. Israeli perpetrators enjoy full immunity, while Palestinians are assumed to be guilty unless proven otherwise.

The life of the Shamsiya family was made even harder when the Israeli military issued an order on 29 October 2015, establishing Tel Rumeida as a “closed military zone.” Israeli soldiers invaded the Palestinian resident’s homes at night to register every Palestinian inhabitant and issue them a number. Today, only registered residents are allowed to enter the Tel Rumeida area, which is controlled by an electronic checkpoint and fence. Israelis can leave and enter as they please and without undergoing a security check. The settlers also are able to carry arms and other weapons into the area and frequently use them to harm Palestinian residents. Almost 100 Palestinian families have fled the area of Tel Rumeida due to concerns of basic safety.

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Imad Abu Shamsiya stands in front of a barrier in Israeli occupied Hebron. Photo credit: Palestinian Center for Human Rights.

“The amount of attacks by Israeli settlers and soldiers against my family are too many to count,” Imad adds. One of the worst offenses he experienced was when settlers tried to poison his entire family. “One night we had guests at our house and as I walked them to the checkpoint around 9 pm, I noticed a settler on the roof of my house. I immediately checked the roof and found that the water tanks were open and that the water had a strange color,” Imad describes. When he called the police, they found that the water had been poisoned and Imad had to empty the tanks and exchange them. Even though Israeli soldiers could see the perpetrator from one of the many watchtowers established in and around Tel Rumeida, the crime went unpunished and was registered as an offense by an “unknown.” “With these attacks the Israelis want to deliver a clear message: my family will be attacked as long as we live here and document the crimes,” Imad expalined.

The dangerous situation escalated further following shooting incident in cold blood of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif by the Israeli soldier Elor Azaria in March 2016. Imad captured the camera on video and distributed to human rights organizations and the media. The video clearly showed how an Israeli soldier purposely shot a motionless al-Sharif lying on the ground in the head. The attack sparked international media attention and condemnation and led to the very rare conviction of an Israeli soldier, even though the verdict was a highly lenient 18-month sentence. The Israeli public widely defended Azaria and protested against the verdict. Israeli societies defense of Azaria is reflective of an atmosphere that dehumanizes Palestinians and encourages of violence by Israeli officials, such as frequent extrajudicial street executions of Palestinians.

“Since the video became public, my life started to change and I received personal death threats on the phone and through Facebook. Once, I received a phone call by an unknown number in the middle of the night, speaking in broken Arabic and telling me that I will be sorry for what I have done and that me and my family will be burned down,” Imad said of the aftermath of the distribution of the video of al-Sharif’s execution. Settlers started gathering in front of Imad’s house to swear at him, demand his family leaves the area and attempt to enter his home. The regular throwing of stones and other devices led Imad to build a fence around the entire house in addition to the fence that already exists from the Israeli occupation.

“Me and my family are scared to leave the house, we are locked in here and perfer go in and out illegally through the fence of the military zone than using the road in front of the house that leads to the checkpoint.”

Imad, who has a handicap from birth leading to walking difficulties, is forced to climb through waste and over obstacles alongside the fence when he wants to leave his house to avoid being harassed by settlers on the actual road. Moreover, he has lost his job as he is unable to meet with customers. “I live here and suffer because of my camera,” Imad reiterates as he explains how Israelis have offered him money to stop filming and 15 million USD to move away from Tel Rumeida. “We will not leave our home, we will not give our house away so more settlers can move into the area, and we will continue to oppose the apartheid system and racist policies imposed on us by the occupying power,” Imad concluded.

Between October 2015 and March 2017, 15 Palestinians, including minors, were killed in the area, several families were ripped apart, Palestinian’s access to education and health was restricted and an increasing number of attacks by settlers go unpunished. Tel Rumeida is exemplarily for the Israeli apartheid system and collective punishment of Palestinians, which is illegal under international law as defined in Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Palestinian Center for Human Rights relentlessly works to document these crimes in order for the Israeli perpetrators to be held accountable.


This article is an edited version of a narrative published as part of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights‘ “Life Under Siege” series.   

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Boston Globe advertisement demonizes BDS

 

The New England chapter of the American Jewish Committee ran a full page ad in the Boston Globelast Friday demonizing the Boycott, Divesment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights.

The ad turned reality on its head by suggesting that BDS could be endangering children–when in fact BDS is opposing an occupation and apartheid structure under which indigenous children are being shot, imprisoned, tortured, traumatized, deprived of basic necessities of life and denied desperately needed medical care.

The ad’s headline reads “Could an academic boycott put a child’s life at risk?” and appears under an image of a young child hooked up to a breathing tube. Part of the text of the ad says:

Academic boycotts inspired by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement undermine the free exchange of ideas—the beating heart of medical progress and research. They are dangerous, anti-democratic, and deceptive… [BDS is an] ill-conceived and cynical maneuver.

The ad highlights an anti-BDS statement signed by over 100 professors in the medical field (see the names here or below)–even though hundreds of other academics, institutions and others support BDS.

Boycotts, divestment, and sanctions are nonviolent economic actions that can pressure states to end human rights abuses. The same tactics played a part in ending South Africa’s racist apartheid system.

The BDS movement aims to pressure Israel to end its confiscation and occupation of Palestinian territory, stop its invasions of Gaza and the West Bank, and uphold the rights of Palestinian refugees expelled from their homes during Israel’s creation in 1948.

Four-year-old Palestinian girl Shayma Al-Masri, who hospital officials said was wounded in an Israeli air strike that killed her mother and two of her siblings, lies on a bed next to her doll at a hospital in Gaza City (July 2014)

Scare ads like this are part of a concerted effort among powerful pro-Israel organizations and individuals desperate to maintain the status quo, or worse, in Israel-Palestine. Due to lobbying from these organizations, 17 states in the U.S. have passed laws that punish people participating in the movement.

While the ad portrays a nonviolent movement for equal rights as “dangerous” and harmful to children, it ignores the fact that the Israeli government kills, injures, or abducts more Palestinian children every day. (Watch IMEMC for a week or so.)

There is no indication that the AJC or the professors who endorsed this ad have spoken out against Israeli violence against Palestinian children, supported by their tax money.

Alison Weir, executive director of If Americans Knew, sent this letter to the editor of the Boston Globe:

The AJC Should Care about ALL Children

To the Editor:

Regarding the recent full page ad placed by the American Jewish Committee: “Could an academic boycott put a child’s life at risk?”

If this group truly cared about children, they would be concerned that in the past 17 years alone, Israeli forces have killed 2,150 Palestinian children, injured tens of thousands of children, imprisoned over 8,000 children, made hundreds of thousands homeless, and made tens of thousands orphans.

They would be troubled that Israel has at times prevented children in Gaza suffering from excruciating and sometimes fatal health problems from traveling to outside hospitals for treatment, according to Physicians for Human Rights – Israel.

They would be disturbed that according to UNICEF, children in Gaza are suffering malnutrition, stunting, and depression due to Israel’s blockade, in addition to severe psychological trauma.

It is time for the AJC and the other Israel partisans who signed their advertisement to leave their chauvinism behind and care equally for all children, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity, and to demand that Israel stop its violence against children of the “wrong” religion/ethnicity.

– Alison Weir

Injured Palestinian children receive medical treatment at al-Najar hospital in Rafah in the Gaza strip, following an Israeli military strike on August 1, 2014.

Signers of the Life Science/Healthcare Statement On Academic Boycotts

AJC New England April 4, 2017

1. Michael Agus, MD Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Medicine Critical Care, Boston Children’s Hospital
2. Stuart Altman, PhD Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy and Former Interim President, Brandeis University; Founding Dean, Heller School, Brandeis University
3. Angelika B. Amon, PhD Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Member of National Academy of Sciences
4. Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chair of the Department of Medicine and Physicianin-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital
5. Scott Allen Armstrong, MD, PhD David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Chair, Department of Pediatric Oncology; DanaFarber Cancer Institute
6. W. Gerald Austen, MD Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
7. Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD Richard and Susan Smith Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; President Emeritus Dana Farber Cancer Institute
8. David Brown, MD Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
9. Myles Brown, MD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Member of National Academy of Sciences
10. David Charytan, MD, MSc Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
11. Michael Collins, MD Professor, Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Massachusetts; Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences
12. Mark Creager, MD Professor of Medicine, Geisel Medical School, Dartmouth College; Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heart and Vascular Center; Former President of the American Heart Association
13. Merit Cudkowicz, MD. MSc Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Neurology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
14. Bruce Donoff, DMD, MD Walter C. Guralnick Distinguished Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Dean of Harvard School of Dental Medicine 2
15. Jeffrey Ecker, MD Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Head, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
16. Stephen J. Elledge, PhD Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Winner, Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research; Winner, Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Member, National Academy of Sciences
17. Allessio Fasano, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; W. Allan Walker Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Division Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Massachusetts General Hospital
18. David Fisher, MD, PhD Edward Wigglesworth Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Dermatology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
19. Jeffrey Scott Flier, MD Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Medical School; 21st Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University
20. David Frank, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
21. Arnold Freedman, MD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
22. Jonas Galper, MD, PhD Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Cardiologist, Tufts Medical Center, Molecular Cardiology Research Initiative
23. Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Former President, American Association for Cancer Research
24. Laurie H. Glimcher, MD Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; President and CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Member of National Academy of Sciences
25. Samuel Goldhaber, MD Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Thrombosis Research Group, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
26. Allan Goldstein, MD Marshall K. Bartlett Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Surgeon-in-Chief and Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
27. James D. Griffin, MD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chair, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
28. Steven Grinspoon, MD Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Program in Nutritional Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital
29. Daniel A. Haber, MD, PhD Kurt J. Isselbacher/Peter D. Schwartz Professor of Oncology, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Director, Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
30. Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD Concordia Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
31. Susan Hockfield, PhD Professor of Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 16th President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology
32. Melanie Hoenig, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
33. Anthony Hollenberg, MD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division at Beth Israel – Deaconess Medical Center 3
34. Steven E. Hyman, MD Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University; Director Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research and Core Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; former Provost of Harvard University; former Director of U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH); Member, the National Academy of Medicine
35. Ralph Isberg, Ph.D Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Member of National Academy of Sciences
36. Elliot Israel, MD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
37. Michael Johnstone, MD Associate Professor, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center; Cardiologist, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
38. Leonard Kaban, DMD, MD, FACS Former Walter C. Guralnick Professor and Chairman of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Former Chief of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital
39. Douglas I. Katz, MD Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine; President, American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine
40. Anastasia Khvorova, PhD Professor, RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School
41. Carey Kimmelstiel, MD Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Tufts Medical Center
42. Daniel Kirschner, PhD Professor of Biology, Boston College
43. Marc Kirschner, PhD John Franklin Enders University Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School; Member of National Academy of Sciences
44. Henry Klapholz, MD Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dean for Clinical Affairs, Tufts University School of Medicine
45. Ronald Ellis Kleinman, MD Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Physician-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
46. Anne Klibanski, MD Laurie Carrol Guthart Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Chief, Neuroendocrine, Massachusetts General Hospital
47. Marvin Konstam, MD Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Chief Physician Executive, The CardioVascular Center, Tufts Medical Center
48. Robert Kotin, PhD Professor, Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School
49. Monty Krieger, PhD Whitehead Professor of Molecular Genetics; MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Member of National Academy of Sciences
50. Mitzi M. Kuroda, PhD Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Member, National Academy of Sciences
51. Jeffrey Kuvin, MD Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College; Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center
52. Bruce Landon, MD, MBA, MSc Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School; Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel – Deaconess Medical Center 4
53. Robert Langer, Sc.D David H. Koch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Member of National Academy of Sciences; Winner of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
54. Ethan Lerner, MD Associate Professor of Dermatology Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
55. David Livingston, MD Professor of Genetics, Emil Frei Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Member of National Academy of Sciences
56. David N. Louis, MD Benjamin Castleman Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Chair of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital
57. Thomas Lynch, MD former Richard and Jonathan Sackler Professor of Internal Medicine, Yale Cancer Center, Yale School of Medicine; former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
58. Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Division Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital
59. Martin Maron, MD Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Tufts Medical Center
60. Robert J. Mayer, MD Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Faculty Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
61. Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Center for Cancer Genome Discovery, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
62. Lee M. Nadler, MD Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research and Teaching, and Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Medical Oncology, Brigham And Women’s Hospital; Senior Vice President, Experimental Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
63. David Neumeyer, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center; Dean of Admissions, Tufts University School of Medicine
64. David Pellman, MD Margaret M. Dyson Professor of Pediatric Oncology, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
65. James Perrin, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children; President of the American Academy of Pediatrics
66. Mercio Perrin, MD, PhD Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University
67. Russell S. Phillips, MD William Applebaum Professor of Medicine, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, and Director of the Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School; President of the Association for the Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine
68. Steven Pinker, MD Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, Harvard University; Member of National Academy of Sciences
69. Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
70. Benjamin Raby, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital 5
71. Allan Ropper, MD, Professor, Harvard Medical School; Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
72. Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
73. Michael Rosenblatt, MD Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School; Chief Medical Officer of Flagship Ventures; Former Dean of Tufts Medical School; Former Harvard Faculty Dean and Senior Vice President for Academic Programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
74. Anthony Rosenzweig, MD Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Evelyn and James Jenks and Paul Dudley White Professor of Medicine in the Field of Cardiology; Chief, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital
75. Gary Ruvkun, PhD Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Winner of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Wolf Prize in Medicine, and Lasker Foundation Award for Basic Medical Research; Member of National Academy of Sciences 76. Robert Sackstein MD, PhD Professor of Dermatology; and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director of the Program of Excellence in Glycosciences, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
77. Mark Sarnak, MD, MS Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Director of Research, Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center
78. Isaac Schiff, MD Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard Medical School; Former Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Massachusetts General Hospital
79. Stuart Schreiber, PhD Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University; Director of the Broad Institute’s Center for the Science of Therapeutics; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Member of National Academy of Sciences
80. Thomas Schwarz, PhD Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology in the Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
81. Jacqueline Sharon, PhD Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
82. Phillip A. Sharp , PhD Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Winner, the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research; Member of National Academy of Sciences
83. Peter Sicinski MD, PhD Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
84. Jordan Wassertheil Smoller, MD, ScD Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health; Associate Chief for Research, Department of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatric Genetics, Massachusetts General Hospital
85. Avrum Spira, MD, MSc Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Bioinformatics, and Chief, Division of Computational Biomedicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, Translational Bioinformatics Program, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Boston University
86. Vikas Sukhatme, MD Victor J. Aresty Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Chief Academic Officer and Harvard Faculty Dean for Academic Programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)
87. Paul Summergrad, MD Dr. Frances S. Arkin Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Tufts Medical Center
88. Kevin Tabb, MD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and BIDMC; CEO Beth Israel – Deaconess Medical Center 6
89. Maria Troulis, DDS, MSc Walter C. Guralnick Professor and Chair Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Chief, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
90. Joseph Vacanti, MD John Homans Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School; Surgeon-in-Chief (Emeritus), Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
91. W. Allan Walker, MD Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
92. Randolph Watnick, PhD Assistant Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
93. Robert A. Weinberg PhD Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Founding Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Member of National Academy of Sciences; Winner of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
94. Howard Weiner MD Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School; Director and Founder of the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center and Co-Director of the Center for Neurologic Diseases at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital
95. Saul Weingart, MD, MPP, PhD Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, Tufts Medical Center
96. Deborah Weinstein, MD Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Vice President for Graduate Medical Education, Partners HealthCare
97. Howard Weinstein, MD Alan R. Ezekowitz Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
98. Giles Whalen, MD Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery; and Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; and Director, Cancer Center of Excellence, UMASS Memorial Medical Center
99. Kwok-kin Wong, MD Formerly Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Scientific Director, Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Currently Director, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, New York University School of Medicine; Chief of Hematology/Oncology, Perlmutter Cancer Center at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center
100. Ellen Zane, MA Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; CEO Emeritus & Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Tufts Medical Center
101. Mark Zeidel, MD Herman L. Blumgart Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chairman, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel – Deaconess Medical Center
102. Peter Zimetbaum, MD Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Chief and Director, Clinical Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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