Staff and Supporters

Stacy Perlstein Gallin, DMH
Founder and Director
Stacy Gallin, D.M.H., is the Founder and Director of the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust. She earned her doctoral degree in Medical Humanities from Drew University in 2012, and subsequently taught courses on Bioethics and the Holocaust and Human Subject Research Ethics. Dr. Gallin founded MIMEH in 2015 as a way to transcend the generational, religious, geographical and professional boundaries in Holocaust education and protect the legacy of those whose lives were changed irrevocably by the horrendous events that took place during the Holocaust.

Dr. Gallin has received grants for her work from several academic organizations, and has traveled throughout the world lecturing on this topic. She works closely with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is a member of the Board of Directors at the Center for Medicine after the Holocaust and several other national and international organizations to raise awareness regarding the relevance of medicine, ethics and the Holocaust for modern medical practice, healthcare policy and human rights endeavors.

Dr. Gallin can be reached at

Allen Menkin, MD
Dr. Menkin has a BA from Drew University and an MS from Rutgers University. He received his M.D. from The Bowman Gray/Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he published one of the first papers detailing the broad complicity of German physicians in Nazi medical war crimes. He did his post-graduate training at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Medical Center, where he was also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Menkin is a decorated Vietnam era veteran, has done missionary work in Ethiopia, and initiated the Taglit/Birthright medical student program. Prior to his retirement in 2015, he practiced pediatrics and developmental medicine for 44 years.

Dr. Menkin can be reached at

Tessa Chelouche, MD
Tessa Chelouche, M.D, is the Co-Director of the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust. She is a family physician and renowned scholar of medical history. Originally from South Africa, Dr. Chelouche has lived in Israel for the past 38 years working as a family physician and director of a primary care family medical practice.

Dr. Chelouche has served as Co-Director and Lecturer of a pre-graduate course on "The Study of Medicine and the Holocaust" for medical students as part of the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel for the past 10 years. She has published numerous articles on the subject of Medicine and the Holocaust including a "Casebook on Bioethics And the Holocaust" as part of a program for the UNESCO Chair of Bioethics.

Dr. Chelouche can be reached at

Advisory Board

Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D.

Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D.

Irit Felsen, Ph.D.

Joseph Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P.

Susan M. Miller, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.

Sheldon Rubenfeld, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Matthew Wynia, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.


The Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust believes it is our duty to create a new generation of healthcare providers who value every human life equally, without regard to race, religion, socioeconomic status, or other hierarchical measures that were used to persecute vulnerable populations during the Holocaust. Our goal of creating a Righteous Medicine is not something that we can accomplish alone. We are part of a community that strives to expand the reach of education and awareness so that all people understand the significance of the Holocaust for modern medicine, healthcare policy, and human rights endeavors. MIMEH has established partnerships with other organizations that are doing important work in related fields to advance our mutual objectives. We are proud to highlight our partner organizations below:
The application of ethics in clinical practice has never been more relevant and needed. The philosophy of ethics entails "talking "; clinical ethics is the "doing" in practice. Clinicians and patients relate against a background of rapidly evolving technology and systems of care.

There has emerged a clear need to foster care and concern about and commitment to "doing ethics" in clinical care of patients. Application includes addressing dilemmas such as: Informed consent, participation in clinical trials, prudent use of resources balancing the obligation of personal care to the patient as primary with obligations to others and to the community, patient empowerment, and inter-professional respect.

As an accredited organization providing continuing professional development activities to physicians, pharmacist and nurses among other medical professions, the Center for Education Development is committed to including ethics throughout its accredited educational activities.

The mission of the Center for Medicine after the Holocaust (CMATH) is to challenge doctors, nurses, and bioscientists to personally confront the medical ethics of the Holocaust and to apply that knowledge to contemporary practice and research. The CMATH website provides a variety of resources to educate site visitors about the critical role of the medical professions in designing and implementing the Holocaust. CMATH provides speakers for professional schools and organizations, and curricula and other educational resources for "Champions" who wish to establish courses at their medical center or university. CMATH also conducts a biennial trip to European medical sites relevant to the Holocaust-the next one will be in May 2017 to Germany and Poland with an option to extend to Israel for the Second International Scholars Workshop on Medicine after the Holocaust.
The Holocaust Genocide and Contemporary Bioethics program is run by the University of Colorado's Center for Bioethics and Humanities, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The program was initially endowed by Dr. Bill Silvers in 2015. The program's mission is to inspire and guide health professionals so that they practice with competence, compassion, respect and justice and uphold their duty to protect patients. The Holocaust, Genocide and Contemporary Bioethics Program serves as a resource for scholarship on the legacy of the Holocaust for modern healthcare and society and seeks to create lasting partnerships between the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and like-minded community organizations.


Every donation we receive helps preserve the memory of those who perished during the Holocaust and ensure that their suffering was not in vain. Together, we can protect their legacy by educating the world about the abrogation of medical ethics that took place during the Holocaust and their relevance for modern society. We are extremely appreciative of all those who have chosen to donate to our cause and assist us in our mission of reflecting on the past to protect the future.

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