Dr. Mads Gilbert

Eyes in Gaza: What did we see? What can we do?

Thursday, April 12, 7pm, 180 Science Hall

This tour has been made possible by the Carol Chomsky Memorial Fund

Recently returned from his first visit to Gaza since Israel’s Dec. ’08 – Jan. ‘09 “Operation Cast Lead,” Dr. Mads Gilbert will discuss his experiences working alongside doctors in Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital during the Israeli attack and the relevance of Gaza in the broader context of US-Israeli foreign affairs today.

MADS GILBERT, M.D. Ph.D., is a specialist in anesthesiology and a leader of the emergency medicine department of University Hospital of North Norway, and a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Tromsø. Gilbert is considered by many to be Norway’s most distinguished and celebrated surgeon. In addition to his research and practice at Tromsø hospital, he co-founded NORWAC, a Norwegian-Palestinian humanitarian aid organization. He has also played a central role in helping Tromsø send more health care workers to the Palestinian territories than any other city in the world. On numerous occasions since the 1970s, he has served as a doctor in the Palestinian territories and Lebanon. He worked in an underground Palestinian refugee camp hospital in Beirut during the 1982 Israeli invasion and bombardment of Lebanon, and he and his colleague, Dr. Erik Fosse, were two of only a small handful of westerners in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead from Dec. 27th 2008 to January 18th, 2009.