Dr. Miriam Adelson earned her BSc in microbiology and genetics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before pursuing medical studies at Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine, where she graduated with an MD magna cum laude.
Today, a dedicated research-physician, Dr. Adelson specialized in internal and emergency medicine and is a former head physician in each of these areas at the Rokach (Hadassah) Hospital in Tel Aviv. Since 1986, she has devoted her time to researching and treating drug abuse and the biology of addiction, including establishing drug clinics in Las Vegas and Tel Aviv.
Miriam and Sheldon Adelson are well-known in the philanthropic world for their extensive support of Jewish and other causes throughout the US and Israel and are major benefactors of Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority and the Birthright Israel Foundation. The Adelsons fund medical research in the areas of neurology, immunology and oncology thorough a groundbreaking and innovative collaborative research model. The Adelsons reside in Las Vegas, Nevada.