Leah Wapner

Leah Wapner serves as the Secretary General and Legal Adviser of the Israeli Medical Association. Since taking the reins of the IMA, over 20 years ago, Leah has been instrumental in shaping the organization’s visionary long-term strategic plan. She has been a trailblazer in promoting the improvement of medicine and public health in Israel and is dedicated to transforming healthcare.

Over the years, Leah has maintained significant positions of responsibility. Presently, she heads joint projects for the IMA and WHO; serves as the Secretary General and Legal Advisor of the European Forum of Medical Associations and as Advisor to the Finance and Planning Committee at the World Medical Association.

Moreover, Leah speaks widely in both Israel and abroad on health and medical issues, medical ethics, organization of health systems and social issues within medicine. Once a year, she lectures at the Faculty of Medicine, Haifa and Continuing Studies Faculty in Tel Aviv. Leah received her B.A. and M.A. in Law from Bar Ilan University