Ierachmiel (Yerach) Daskal M.D, PhD

IAC Philadelphia Council Member

Ierachmiel (Yerach) Daskal M.D,PhD is a board certified Pathologist-Emeritus, retired as the Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Born in Romania, he emigrated with his familiy to Israel at the age of 10. After matriculating from the  Rechavia Hebrew Gymnasium in Jerusalem and completing his military service in the IDF in 1962, he left for Canada to study at McGill University in Montreal  where he received his BsC with Honors in Zoology and Molecular Biology, and in 1971 he  received his PhD degree in Molecular Biology. He  continued for Post Graduate studies in Houston Texas at the Baylor College of Medicine. He received his M.D in 1980 and completed a Residency in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas  Medical School in Houston.

In 1985 he moved to Philadelphia, PA where he later served as  the Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine until 2008 when he retired. His C.V includes some one hundred refereed papers in Medical and Scientific journals and has edited several books and other manuscripts in the fields of Cancer Research and Molecular Biology.

Yerach is married to Dalia (nee Alchadif) and have 2 children and 3 grand children. Yerach has numerous interest and hobbies among them ,  American Jewish history, business entrepreneurship, photography, road cycling, painting, collecting Judaic ephemera (Haggadas), early cartography of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, traveling and classical music. He is also an avid wine enthusiast. He is currently volunteering at National Museum of American Jewish History and serves there as a  docent since 2011.