Dr. Tarif Bader – IDF Surgeon General

Start-Up Nation Voices

May 6 2021 • 25 mins

We had the privilege to interview Brigadier General Dr. Tarif Bader, former Surgeon General of the Israel Defense Forces, on this episode of Start-Up Nation Voices. Dr. Bader is the first Israeli Druze to occupy the office. He graduated from the medical school of Ben-Gurion University in 1993 and completed his pediatrics residency in 2004. He earned his Master of Health Administration degree from Ben-Gurion University in 2006 and, most recently, his Master in National Security from Haifa University in 2017. Having served in the IDF Medical Corps since 1993, he has commanded and overseen humanitarian missions in Haiti, Syria, Nepal, and Turkey.

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