Newswise — Haifa, Israel, and Cleveland, Ohio, USA – University Hospitals (UH) announced today a new strategic affiliation with the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (the Technion) focused on medical education and training.

As part of its mission, “To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.”, UH is committed to educating and training the next generation of physicians. Through this new affiliation with the Technion, both organizations seek to expand scholarly ties, facilitate academic cooperation and increase educational opportunities. The affiliation will enrich the educational environment and expand international and inter-cultural collaborations. 

Founded in 1912, the Technion is the oldest university in Israel and one of the most highly ranked universities in science and technology in the world. It is recognized for the academic excellence of its faculty members, including three Nobel Laureates, and talented students, as well as for its outstanding research environment.

This new affiliation will provide fourth-year medical students at the Technion opportunities to obtain exceptional medical training experiences at UH and provide faculty members at both institutions opportunities for collaborative research and education. These engagements may expand to residencies and fellowships in the future.

“I am thrilled by this new affiliation with one of the leading academic medical centers in the world,” said Mukesh K. Jain, MD, Chief Academic Officer of UH Cleveland Medical Center. “This will impact medical training of the next generation of physician leaders and open up new avenues for academic collaboration.”

“UH is committed to becoming a next-generation health system that engages in strategic affiliations across the nation and globe,” said Daniel I. Simon, MD, President of UH Medical Centers. “This new engagement, the recent announcement of an affiliation with the University of Oxford, and others to follow are major steps in achieving this goal.”


About University Hospitals / Cleveland, Ohio

Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located in Cleveland’s University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, a high-volume national referral center for complex cardiovascular procedures; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio with 28,000 physicians and employees. 

Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion is UH’s vision for benefitting its patients into the future, and the organization’s unwavering mission is To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. Follow UH on Facebook @UniversityHospitals and Twitter @UHhospitals. For more information, visit