Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Israeli Training Helped Boston Hospital
Israel-Trained Medical Team Responded to Boston Attack
Dr. Alasdair Conn [pictured in rear], chief of emergency services at Massachusetts General Hospital where many of the wounded from Monday's bombing attack were treated, credited Israel with training the hospital's first-response team and readying it to deal with mass-casualty incidents.
Two years ago, the Israelis "helped us set up our disaster team so that we could respond in this kind of manner."
(Times of Israel)
Israeli Doctor Treats Boston Terrorist and Victims
- Yitzhak Benhorin
The surviving suspect in the terror attack at the Boston Marathon, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and 24 of those injured - 16 in serious condition, are being treated by an Israeli.
Prof. Kevin (Ilan) Tabb, 49, is the director of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. "Unfortunately, I have had a lot of experience with these types of injuries after years of treating people injured in terror attacks in Israel," said Tabb, a member of the board of Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem, where he studied medicine and completed his residency.