Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center recently hosted a senior medical delegation from China as part of the Hospital’s ongoing efforts to promote dialogue with medical communities from around the world.

The physicians were in Israel to study new medical techniques and promote increased academic cooperation between the two countries.

At Shaare Zedek, the three doctors, all senior surgeons at Shiheze University School of Medicine in Xinjiang, a province in the north of China, focused specifically on breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Over the course of their time in Jerusalem, they were hosted by Dr. Oded Olsha, a senior surgeon and breast cancer specialist.

Shaare Zedek Medical Center is Jerusalem’s most active medical facility for the treatment and diagnosis of breast cancer.  Last year the Hospital opened the new 6,000 square foot, one-stop multidisciplinary Diagnostic Breast Health Center under the direction of Dr. Shalom Strano.

Prior to observing a surgery performed by Dr. Olsha, the delegation was briefed by Dr. Daniel Hain, Director of the Shaare Zedek Nuclear Medicine Institute regarding new diagnostic approaches for breast cancer detection and treatment.

Remarking on their time in Israel, the visiting doctors said, “Israel is a great country and the people have been very welcoming and friendly. Our experiences have helped us learn a great deal about Israel’s expertise in many areas of medicine that we will now be able to bring back to our patients in China.”