16 November 2018 - 8 Kislev 5779 - ח' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ט
Dr Lael Best wins Pravasi Bharatiya Award Commission E-mail

India’s President Pranab Mukerjee conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (PBS) for 2017 on Israel’s Dr Lael Anson E. Best, for his services in the field of medical sciences.

PBS is the highest honour conferred on overseas Indians by the government of India. He was one of the 30 non-resident Indians who received this prestigious award for 2017, and is only the third person from Israel to be given the award.

Dr Best, a cardiothoracic surgeon, completed both his Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and his Master’s Degree in Surgery at the University of Gujarat, India, before emigrating to Israel in 1979. He has headed the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Rambam Medical Center in Israel for 25 years.

His special interests are surgery of the esophagus and trauma of the chest, lung cancer, and pediatric thoracic surgery, surgery of the mediastinum, lung and pleura. He also teaches residents and medical students and has earned numerous awards in his respective fields.

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