Moshe Ornstein, MA, MD: A Healing Factor
“Although I wanted to make Torah a top priority in my life, I wanted to make a difference in the lives of people as well.”
When his older brother was diagnosed with leukemia, LCM ’05 alum Moshe Ornstein knew he wanted to go into medicine. “Being in the hospital, seeing the physicians, seeing the impact the healthcare team had on my brother’s life… [I was] looking at those role models…saying, ‘I’d like to be like them.’
He’s now a Hematology and Oncology fellow at the renowned Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and sees his professional life through the lens of Torah Judaism.
As a physician, he believes, it is important to “recognize, in some form, that we are a messenger of G-d, or G-d’s hand in this world, to help heal through His will. It provides a greater context for the illness, for our interaction with our patients, for our respect for our profession.”
And he thanks his training at Lander College for Men for being the key that helped him get to where he is today.
This is Dr. Moshe Ornstein’s story.