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American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center to Honor Teaneck’s Dr. Howard Zvi Goldschmidt

Dr. Howard Zvi Goldschmidt of Teaneck is being honored by the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for his extensive work on the hospital’s behalf. He is to receive the Rofeh Yedid (Physician-Friend) Award at the upcoming Heart of Jerusalem Dinner benefiting Shaare Zedek being held at Guastavino’s in New York City on Wednesday, November, 16. Learn more at http://www.acsz.org/dinner.

Dr. Goldschmidt is senior cardiologist at The Cleveland Clinic Valley Heart & Vascular Institute in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and is listed in the guide to “Top Doctors in the NY Metro Area.” He subspecializes in interventional echocardiography for the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of valvular heart disease.

Last February, Dr. Goldschmidt took a month off from his practice for a “mini-sabbatical” at Shaare Zedek where he spent a month teaching and practicing cardiology. He blogged about his experiences and later related them in person in an interview on the Nachum Segal Network (link at www.acsz.org/goldschmidt). He first visited Shaare Zedek in 1998 and attended Coronary Care Rounds. On subsequent visits he volunteered for weekend duty on the cardiology unit with the on-call physician, attended the pulmonary hypertension clinic and observed procedures.

“We are delighted to honor Dr. Goldschmidt, who arranges his schedule to be able to teach and practice in our Jesselson Heart Center and the Weinstock Department of Emergency Medicine on the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Floor,” said Morrie Libman, Director of Major Gifts for the American Committee for Shaare Zedek. “His professional expertise benefits both our physicians, with whom he works and, of course, our patients, and we are truly grateful.”

Shaare Zedek has been important to Dr. Goldschmidt’s family for many years. In pre-war Germany, his maternal grandfather, Herman Warisch, z”l, was a classmate and lifelong friend of Dr. Falk Schlesinger, z”l, the Hospital’s second Director-General. His paternal grandfather, Carl Goldschmidt, z”l, served as a board member of The American Committee for Shaare Zedek in the 1960s and 1970s and was honored posthumously in the early 80s. His parents, Helen and Eric Goldschmidt of Kew Gardens Hills, attended many Shaare Zedek events.

Dr. Goldschmidt’s wife, Debbie, is an immigration lawyer in Manhattan. Their son Ari is a consultant with Price Waterhouse and son Noah is a biomedical engineering student at Rutgers. Their daughter and son-in-law, Alyssa and Eli Magid, live in Modiin, Israel with their three sons.

Rachel Wolf, CEO of the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, and a resident of the Upper West Side of Manhattan, will receive the Keter Yerushalayim Award at the Heart of Jerusalem dinner. Four most deserving couples—Dr. Emma and Bart Baum of Great Neck, Talia and Sol Goldwyn of Great Neck, Dr. Jessica and Jeremy Kirschner of Woodmere and Michelle and Michael Nachmani of Scarsdale—will be honored with the Jerusalem Champions Award in appreciation for their 10 years of leadership on behalf of American Committee for Shaare Zedek’s annual Children’s Champions event.

The Heart of Jerusalem Dinner is raising funds toward the completion of Shaare Zedek’s new Brain Center. At its core is an urgently needed new Stroke Unit for the Jerusalem area, as well as new Departments of Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery. Newly developed protocols will dispatch Shaare Zedek–trained paramedics to evaluate any emergency that may be stroke related and rush a specialized stroke team to the ambulance bay to immediately begin advanced care as patients arrive. The Brain Center will also diagnose, treat and monitor patients with head trauma, whether suffered by accident or through terrorism, and tumors and other neurological or vascular disorders affecting the brain.

The Heart of Jerusalem Dinner will be held at Guastavino’s at 409 East 59th Street in New York City on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. A gala buffet dinner by Main Event Mauzone will be followed by a brief program and a dessert reception. To place a journal ad for our distinguished honorees and to make a reservation please visit www.acsz.org/dinner or call 212-764-8116.

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