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. He is also the author of the 6 volumes Harefuah Kahalachah in Hebrew.

Rabbi Professor Steinberg is the Director of the Medical Ethics Unit and Chairman of the IRB at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. He heads the editorial board of the Talmudic Encyclopedia and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Talmudic Micropedia. In Israel, Professor Steinberg is the Chairman of the National Committee for Inspection on Mohalim, The Chief Rabbinate of Israel & The Ministry of Health; Chairman of the National Committee in accordance with the Dying Patient Act – 2005; and a Member of various Israeli national committees and councils concerning issues in medical ethics and in medicine and law.

Summary of Publications and Presentations:

• Books and public reports (author, editor) – 46 (in 73 volumes)
• Articles and Chapters in scientific journals and books – 310
• Tutor for doctoral theses – 12
• Presentations in national and international conferences and symposia – 280
• Over 4500 expert witness opinions in court cases in pediatric neurology and medical ethics

Summary of Prizes and Awards:

• Gerta Schwartz Prize, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, 1975
• Abramowitz-Zeitlin Prize, 1976
• Rabbi Kook Prize, The Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, 1990
• Katz Prize, Kneset, 1990
• The Annual Prize of the Department for Medicine and Halakhah, The Religious Council of Jerusalem, 1991
• Einhorn Prize, The Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, 1995
• The Minister of Health Prize, 2019
• Honorary Doctorate, Bar-Ilan University, 2008
• Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem (Yakir Yerushalayim), 2020