Dr. Marian Khatib, 40, Israel’s first Arab breast surgeon, has been named Director of the Breast Surgery Center at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. She is also the only onconoplastic breast surgeon in the country’s public health system who performs both the resection and reconstruction of breast cancer patients. Dr. Khatib studied medicine at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Quote: “I was fascinated by general surgery and decided that a surgeon is what I wanted to be when I grew up,” Dr. Khatib said. “There is something very interesting about surgery that does not exist in internal medicine. You feel you can help the patient immediately and see instant results. When I started in surgery, there were a few women who worked as surgeons and even fewer who specialized in a disease that is so feminine and intimate. Over the years I realized that I wanted to be there — a woman for the women.”
Sources: Wikipedia (introduction), The Jerusalem Post (introduction and quotation)
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