The Technion American Medical Program reaches our worldwide alumni with opportunities to connect through student initiatives, events, social gatherings and educational programs. Alumni have contributed to developing essential primary care opportunities and have contributed to advanced research around the world.

Alumni embody the vision Technion has set out from the beginning; to translate medicine from the laboratory setting to patient care in an applicable and practical setting.  Technion alumni act as program leaders, innovative researchers and liaisons to the medical field.

One service alumni provide the Technion community is by participating in the mentoring program. Acting as professional mentors, alumni provide guidance and advice to current students. Every student works with and alumni group to develop necessary tools to choose a specialty, prepare for residency and network.

Alumni Chairman:

David Steffin, MD (Class of 2012)

Regional Leadership:

Canada:  Alexis Steinberg, MD (Class of 2014)
West Coast:  Shaheen Lakhan, MD, PhD (Class of 2009)
Southwest:  Shevy Moskowitz, MD (Class of 2014)
Southeast:  Warren Alperstein, MD (Class of 2010)
Northeast/Midatlantic:  Daniel Ostro, MD (Class of 2011)
Midwest:  Jeffrey Berinstein, MD (Class of 2015)

Alumni Steering Committee:

David Ozeri, MD (Class of 2012)
Aaron Winterstern, MD, PhD (Class of 2012)
Josh Geleris, MD (Class of 2014)
Emily Hertzberg, MD (Class of 2014)

Medical Student Mentorship Committee:

Warren Alperstein, MD (Class of 2010)
Jeffrey Berinstein, MD (Class of 2015)


I graduated from the Technion’s MD program in December 2009. My experience there was incredibly fulfilling. Having no personal or religious connection to the country, I found myself in an unique situation and definitely a cultural immersion. Since graduating from medical school, I completed my categorical neurology residency at the Cleveland Clinic (2010-2014) and this year will finish my pain fellowship.
Shaheen E. Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS (2009)
The opportunity to study at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, a world-class university, and to pursue my professional degree in a region rich in diversity and culture has allowed me to experience an extraordinary depth in the practice of medicine. Not only did the Technion equip me with a very well-rounded medical knowledge base, but studying in Israel led to my discovery of the hidden power of language barriers through non-verbal cues. I have found such skills essential in working with children who cannot always verbalize specifically what hurts or why. Establishing a sincere rapport with patients, families, and co-workers alike in order to guide sound clinical decisions exemplifies the art of human medicine. My education and experiences at the Technion in Israel solidified my decision to become a pediatrician and have given me a profound appreciation for cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Beth Ward, MD (2012)
My time at Technion greatly prepared me for both academia and clinical medicine in America. The research and practical training at the Technion combined with the experience of living in a country as wondrous as Israel shaped me into the physician that I am today and helped me stand out from other colleagues.
Biren Patel, MD (2010)
The Technion allowed me to have the most unique and meaningful medical school experience possible. I was given and taught the privilege to practice medicine, I was challenged daily, and through it all I fell in love with the holy land and my now husband.
Esther Oziel, MD (2013)
Having grown-up in Haifa, my time at the Technion was a true homecoming. As a teenager I recall visiting my grandmother in the old Rambam Hospital as well as other relatives during their stays at Carmel and what was then Rotschild (B’nei Zion) Hospital. Returning to the same halls twenty years later to care for my fellow citizens of Haifa was a true privilege and something I continue to cherish.

Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai and Berman Institute of Bioethics Johns Hopkins University
Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA (2002)
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