Itzhak Brook, M.D., M.Sc., is a Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC. He was born and raised in Haifa, Israel and graduated from the Hareali Haivri High School, earning his medical degree from Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Medicine, in Jerusalem. Dr. Brook completed a residency in pediatrics at Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot, Israel. He served in the Israeli army as a medic in the Six Day War in 1967 and as a battalion physician during the Yom Kippur war in 1973. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in adult and pediatric infectious diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. He served in the medical corps of the US Navy for 27 years. Dr. Brook has authored publications in scientific journals and ten textbooks. He authored the books:" In the Sands of Sinai- A physician's Account of the Yom Kippur War" and “My voice - a physician’s personal experience with throat cancer.” Dr. Brook is a speaker for the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC on the Yom Kippur War.