Kobi Peleg

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Kobi Peleg

Professional Title: Full Professor

Companies and organisations: School of Public Health, Tel-Aviv University

Session: Is International Humanitarian Aid Built to Deal With Multiple Events Simultaneously?

Kobi Peleg is a Full Professor and the founder of the Disaster Medicine Department and the Executive Master Program for Emergency Disaster Management in the School of Public Health, Tel-Aviv University. Prof. Peleg served as the Head of the department and the Master programs for 13 years (2005-2018).

Prof. Peleg was the founder and Head of the Israeli National Center for Trauma and Emergency Medicine Research at the Gertner Institute for almost 20 years (2001-2020). In this capacity, Prof. Peleg led research and education activities in various fields of special interest in emergency and disaster management and mass-casualty-incidents management.

Prof. Peleg served as the Chair BoD of the World Association for Disasters and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) in the years 2017-2019. In addition, Prof. Peleg serves as a consultant for the Israeli National Security Council, National Emergency Management Authority, Ministry of Health, and a multitude of other organizations, companies, and governments.

Prof. Peleg served as the Chief of the IDF Military Medical Academy (Col.) and as the Head of the Medical Branch of the Civil Defense during the 1st “Gulf War”. Prof. Peleg served in several command positions in Israeli Field Hospital to Rwanda in 1995, the Armenian earthquake in 1988, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, and the super–Typhoon in the Philippines in 2013. Prof. Peleg is one of the UN Disasters Assessment & Coordination (UNDAC) experts and served as a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) for national emergency system and as a field hospital mentor.

Prof. Peleg lectures on disaster and mass-casualty incidents management, disaster medicine, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) optimization, as well as other related topics, at Tel-Aviv University and other higher education institutions in Israel and abroad. Prof. Peleg is a faculty member and visiting Professor in several universities, including the Leuven University in Brussel, the Czech Technical University in Prague, the New-York Medical College, the Eastern Piedmont University in Italy, and the Shihezi University in China. Prof. Peleg has published more than 200 articles and chapters in leading journals in the world and has won many grants. Prof. Peleg served as Senior Assistant to the Minister of Health, and as a member of the executive board of Magen-David-Adom (Israeli EMS).

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