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Arab Women Firsts

May 30, 2011 5:01 by



Dr. Rania Elkhatib is the first Israeli Arab woman to become a plastic surgeon in Israel at the Rambam Medical Center, where plastic surgeons treat a number of conditions, ranging from burns, war injuries and cleft palates to breast and facial reconstruction for cancer patients.

In an interview, the 28-year-old sees this post as “a chance to be an emissary for her community.”

Thirty percent of doctors at Rambam are women, and the representation of Arab physicians is proportionate to the numbers in the population, according to the same interview.



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