Dr. Eyal Fruchter is Director of the Division of Mental Health at Rambam Health Care Campus, he served in many leading positions in the field of mental health in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). In his last position, with the rank of Colonel, he headed the mental health department in the IDF Medical Corps. During his military service, Dr. Fruchter also earned a M.H.A. from Ben Gurion University of the Negev.Dr. Fruchter recently returned from a year at USC in Los Angeles, where he was studying treatment and prevention of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). He joined the in- patient psychiatric ward in Rambam and subsequently became the director of the division.
Dr. Fruchter is a leading clinician and researcher in the fields of suicide prevention and PTSD. He participates in conferences, and collaborative research with many professionals in the US and Europe. Dr. Fruchter has also published over 40 articles in leading professional journals, with many more in Hebrew, and two chapters in professional books – on the topics of suicide prevention and aviation psychology. For the last two years Eyal has taken the position of CEO of Maale Hacarmel mental heath hospital and in 2023 added on as an associate profesor of medicine in the Technion.
- A randomized control trial of a novel approach to cognitive training in public safety personnel with post traumatic stress injuries