Abraham Avi Lebenthal M.D.doctor match
Hadassah Medical School
Hadessah Ein Karem Hebrew
While learning his craft as a thoracic surgeon, Dr. Abraham Lebenthal was never satisfied with the status quo, always looking around the corner for ways to improve.
He is the same way now.
Lebenthal returned to Boston recently after three years in Philadelphia, splitting his time now between the VA Boston Healthcare System and the Brigham and Women's Hospital nearby, looking for new challenges at both places.
You always want to be among the best," he said. "And it doesn't get any better than this.
Lebenthal specializes in diseases of the gastro-esophageal junction, esophageal cancer, along with lung cancer and mesothelioma, which is caused by the exposure to asbestos.
He previously had spent four years of clinical fellowship at Brigham and Women's, where he became well-versed in minimally invasive surgery for cancers of the lungs and esophagus.
He worked the full spectrum during his earlier stay, getting experience in video-assisted thoracic surgery, advanced laparoscopy, and therapeutic endoscopy techniques. He also spent time as a staff surgeon in the trauma division.
Fast Fact: Lebenthal is fluent in four languages: Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic and English.
He did his schooling at the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel's premier medical school. He followed graduation with active duty as a battalion physician in the Israeli Army, where he gained valuable experience in an elite infantry unit.
He finished seven years of general surgery training at Hadassah Ein-Karem, Hebrew University, where he also did a year as a surgical assistant at Mount Sanai Medical School in New York City. He began his Harvard fellowship in thoracic surgery in 2004. He now splits his time between the VA Boston Healthcare System and the Brigham and Women's Hospital nearby, looking for new challenges at both places.
I learned at Harvard that you are only limited to the expectations of your mind.
His strong interest in mesothelioma patients stems partially from his days in the military. An estimated 30 percent of the mesothelioma patients in the United States served in the one area of the armed forces.