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.
Professor Steinberg is a senior pediatric neurologist, Director 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 co-chairman of the National Bioethics Council, chairman of the National Committee in accordance with the Dying Patient Act, a member of the National Committee in accordance with the Brain-Death Act, a member of the National Committee for Inspection of Mohalim, and a member of the Ethics Committee of Shaare Zedek. He is the author and editor of 43 books and public reports in 71 volumes, and over 300 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 4,000 expert witness opinions in court cases on pediatric neurology and medical ethics.