RABBI PROFESSOR AVRAHAM STEINBERG M.D.
Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg, MD is an associate clinical professor of medical ethics at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics, published in seven volumes in Hebrew (two editions) and three volumes in English (translated by Dr. Fred Rosner), for which he was awarded the Israel Prize in 1999. Professor Steinberg is a senior pediatric neurologist at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. He directs the Medical Ethics Unit at Shaare Zedek. Head of the editorial board of the Talmudic Encyclopedia, he is also director of Yad Harav Herzog, and a member of national and international societies of child neurology, medical ethics, and Jewish medical ethics.In Israel, Professor Steinberg is a member of the National Bioethics Council, the chairman of the Dying Patient Committee, the chairman of the Organ Transplantation Committee, the chairman of the Altruistic Live-Organ Donations Committee, a member of the Brain-Death Criteria Committee, a member of The Status of the Fetus and Pre-Embryo Committee, and the chairman of the Pathological Specimens Committee. He is the author and editor of thirty books in forty-eight volumes and 242 articles and chapters in scientific journals and books on Jewish medical ethics, general medical ethics, the history of medicine, medicine and law, and pediatric neurology. He has given over 3000 expert witness opinions in court cases on pediatric neurology and medical ethics.