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Dr. Lael Anson E. Best is a highly accomplished Israeli thoracic surgeon, who is currently a Consultant at Rambam Medical Centre - among the best medical institutions in Israel. Dr. Best migrated to Israel in 1979 after completing his MBBS and MS from the University of Gujarat. During his career, he became a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow of the American College of Surgery, Fellow of Cardiothoracic Surgery and, significantly, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has won several outstanding awards of excellence from the Prime Minister, the President and Ministry of Health of Israel. In 2011, the then EAM, Shri Salman Khurshid, presented Dr. Best the Indian Empire Magazine’s award for excellence in medical sciences among the Indian Diaspora.
Dr. Best has a remarkable research and academic track record as well. He received an Outstanding Lecturer Award more than once from the Technion Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, Israel. He has published two theses during his career and has 7 basic research publications and 28 clinical descriptive research publications to his credit. Twenty-five of his case reports have found their way into leading medical journals. He is among very few Israelis of Indian origin who have created a strong impact on Israeli society.