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Intuitive. Caring. United

Her name is Tamar Magnas,

She is a mother first........but she also is a Pediatrician for the last

twenty years.  Something was missing being a Pediatrician and not a

mother so she feels so blessed that she was given this opportunity for the

last almost three years.

she was born in Silver Spring Maryland and left at the age of 16 to

start her journey to become a Pediatrician.  She attended Cornell

University and graduated in 1994.  She then spent a year doing research

at the NIH followed by a master's degree in Biological Sciences which

all led her to join an exchange program in Israel at the Technion to

get her Medical degree.  She graduated in 2000 and did her Pediatric

Residency at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola NY. The last

twenty years she found myself in various private practices starting in

Long Island then in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

She took a year off after having her miracle son Lev.  In returning to her

professional life she chose a space that wouldn't require as much time

at night and weekends so those precious hours could be spent with her

family. As a doctor she saved money even before meeting her husband and future father of their child, as she thought that if and she would become a mom she wanted to make sure she would be able to support her wish to spend at least a year not working and taking care of their baby.

She should got married to her husband Jerry Zeitchik in 2017 and Lev came shortly after. I was so happy I have saved money to spend time with their baby during his first year.

She is now employed by the Montefiore Health System and  again find

herself in a private practice setting.

Tamar has been engaged supporting Save a Child's heart since 2 decades. SACH is a medical and humanitarian organization with a mission to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease, and who cannot get adequate medical care in their home countries.  

Portrait taken by

Jessica de Vreeze | @hopeje

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