Mitchell J. Schwaber, M.D. ’91

2018 Distinguished Alumnus/Clinical Practitioner Award

Dr. Mitchell Schwaber is an on-the-ground warrior in the battle against infectious disease. Since 2007, he has been the director of the National Center for Infection Control, an arm of Israel’s Ministry of Health, located at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. In addition, he is an attending physician in consultative medicine at Sourasky and as a consultant in infectious diseases for Maccabi Healthcare Services. He is an associate professor of medicine at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine. A major with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Medical Corps reserves, Dr. Schwaber served at the IDF field hospital in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. He is a globally sought-after authority in the field of antimicrobial resistance and infection control, with over 100 publications. Dr. Schwaber earned his A.B. at Princeton University and his M.D. at Einstein; his mother, Dr. Evelyne Schwaber, was one of three women in Einstein’s first graduating class of 1959. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and Hadassah University Hospital (Jerusalem), followed by two and a half years in the IDF Medical Corps. He earned a master of science in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2002 while an infectious diseases fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He lives in Modiin, Israel, with his wife and three daughters.

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