OECD Health Ministerial and High-Level Policy Forum


Nachman Ash

National Institute for Health Policy Research

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Prof. Ash received his MD degree from Tel Aviv University, and he is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He holds MS degree in Medical Informatics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health, Sciences and Technology and MA degree in political sciences from the University of Haifa. Prof. Ash has been a military physician for 25 years. He retired after completing intensive 4 years as the Surgeon General of the IDF. After his retirement Prof. Ash served in several healthcare management positions in Israel: A senior Deputy Director General for Health Informatics in the Ministry of Health; Director of the Health Division of Maccabi Healthcare Services; The national Covid-19 coordinator; And the Director General of the Ministry of Health, a position he held until January 2023. Between June to November 2023 Prof. Ash was on loan to the OECD as a research consultant working on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on healthcare workforce. Prof. Ash is currently the chairmen of the board of directors of the Israeli National Institute for Health Policy Research (NIHP) and a senior staff at Ariel University, the school of Health Sciences, the department of health systems management.