On July 1, the heart of a very bright Personality, a world-renowned Doctor and an outstanding Scientist, Professor Avraham Kuten, Israel, stopped beating.
For the LISOD family and each of us this is a major loss. Not only the Professor was a fellow colleague, but also a friend and a mentor.
In LISOD he was a medical inspiration and the Teacher. It was him whose ideas made the hospital happen the way it exists now. He has been coming to LISOD from Israel long before it started its operation as a hospital to discuss the project and visit the construction site.
Later on, he personally met the doctors, was always there to explain the principles that the team must adhere to, was sharing lectures for specialists, and consulted patients.
Words were needless as his warm smile and kind eyes were saying all was going to be fine. He knew to inspire and support everyone around him.
He accomplished so much in his lifetime!
He was the head of the Israel Cancer Association.
He headed cancer department of the Italian Hospital in Haifa.
He was a Honorary President and Chairman of the Advisory Council of the LISOD Israel Oncology Hospital.
He was a member of the National Cancer Council of the Israeli Ministry of Health.
Was a member of the AROME executive council.
His contribution in the development of advanced methods of radiation therapy is outstanding (in particular, intraoperative) and brachytherapy, planning thereof. He was an active participant of the clinical trials as part of the EORTC Radiation Oncology Group (ROG).
Many years the Professor devoted to teaching at the Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, at the Newport Naval Hospital , Rhode Island, USA, etc.
Hundreds of his articles were published in the most famous health magazines, he wrote the chapters for the books on radiotherapy.
He always strived to do more. His love to his profession and willingness to help every patient are lifelong.
We are very saddened at the thought we will never see Professor Kuten again. Our hearts are broken.
But we are thankful he was part of our lives.
Professor Abraham Kuten, a Personality with an endless inner light.r Professor, RIP!