Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Hadassah University hospital in Ein-Karem, Jerusalem, Israel
Oz Shapira is a professor of cardiothoracic surgery and the Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Hadassah University hospital in Ein-Karem, Jerusalem, Israel.
Israeli native Dr. Oz Shapira had a successful 16-year career in the United States. Today, he is back in Israel as director of cardiothoracic surgery at Hadassah Hospital.
With quality assessment integral to advanced surgery, Dr. Shapira has assembled a database team to collect information on patients treated in the department, detailing their outcomes, complications and mortality. Figures are analyzed monthly and compared with those recorded by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in the United States.
Dr. Shapira had become one of the youngest associate professors in the history of Boston University. He had a two-month waiting list of patients, recruited for fellowships and was the only full professor on staff who taught first-year medical students, one on one, which he did for 16 years. Top job offers regularly came his way—he was a candidate for chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Boston University, at Tufts Medical Center, also in Boston, and at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Rhode Island.