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Professor Kashuk has a continuing interest in clinical research projects, and has recently collaborated with medical centers both in Israel and the US.


His ongoing interests are in disorders of thrombosis and hemostasis after surgery and injury.


To review and/or download some of  Professor Kashuk's manuscripts, please visit Research Gate


Professor Yosef (Jeffry) Kashuk, MD, FACS is a skilled surgeon with over 38 years experience. After completing his training in the United States, he first made aliya to Israel in Dec, 1995. In 2000, with the outbreak of the intifada, he was called upon by Ichilov Hospital/Rabin Trauma Center, to lend his skill and experience to the care and treatment of many citizens injured in terror related trauma. In 2004, he returned to the USA for 8 years to further his academic career, and rose through the ranks, receiving the title of Professor of Surgery at Penn State University in 2010. He chose to return home to Israel with his wife Aviva and daughters Riva, Rachel, and Nechama, in 2012.


Professor Kashuk is experienced in all areas of surgery and critical care, and has contributed to the development of the surgical subspecialty of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care in the United States and worldwide. As a specialist in general surgery, he routinely performs all general surgery procedures, but is particularly skilled at caring for patients with acute surgical emergencies, and those patients who require surgical critical care. His research, which has emphasized problems associated with blood coagulation after injury, has been recognized world-wide; he is the author or co-author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters. As a senior member of many editorial review boards world -wide, his opinions are frequently sought after  for review of the work of other colleagues, as well as medical-legal opinions.


As a general surgeon, Professor Kashuk performs the full complement of general surgical procedures, and serves as a senior surgeon at Assuta Hospital, Ramat Chayal, Tel Aviv.  He receives private patients at Assia Medical Group, Assuta Hospital, Tel Aviv, Malcha Mall Medical Center, in Jerusalem,(including Macabi) and patients from Kupot Cholim Macabi in Bnei Brak, Patients from Kupat Cholim Meuhedet may see him under their “Sharam” agreement.


Professor Kashuk resides in Jerusalem with his wife Aviva, and daughters.

He enjoys sports, participating in marathon runs, and is committed to learning Torah and Chassidut. The Kashuk's have a warm and friendly home, and are known for hosting many guests from around the world.



BA, Chemistry, Cum Laude (Honors), 1975 Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin


MD University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 1979

Residency: University of Colorado, Denver, USA 1979-1982


Residency: University of Arizona, Tucson, USA 1982-1984


Fellowship, Critical Care: University of South Florida, USA, 1989-1991


Assistant Professor of Surgery: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 2004-2006


Associate Professor of Surgery: University of Colorado, Denver,CO 2006-2009


Professor of Surgery: Penn State University, Hershey, PA 2009-2011; Tel Aviv-Sackler School of Medicine, current


Leadership Positions:


Senior Attending Surgeon and Attending, Intensive Care: Assia Medical Group and Assuta Hospital, Ramat Chayal, Tel Aviv, Israel


Section Director: Acute Care Surgery, Penn State University, Hershey, PA


Director of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, St.Mary’s of Michigan, Saginaw, MI


Director of Surgical Research and Academic Development, EmCare Acute Care Surgery, Dallas, TX



Golden Apple Medical Student Teaching award, Patient’s Choice Recognition Award: 2009-2012, Multiple awards for excellence in Academic presentations and resident training, Honorable Discharge, Israel Defense Forces


Professor Kashuk is a member of over 20 international professional societies and has been an invited speaker worldwide on a wide range of surgical topics, with his particular interest in Acute Surgical Emergencies and Surgical Critical Care.


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