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Dr. Barbara Sommer

Co-Assistant Vice President, Education

After serving as Medical Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine for 16 years, Barbara Sommer (Atherton, CA) is now an Associate Professor Emerita, and continues to play an active role in seeing patients and in teaching residents and medical students. She serves as the head of the Israel Action Committee of Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City, CA, and is active in AIPAC, serving on the Northern California Board of Directors. Barbara is a member of JNF’s Negev Society and Century Council, is Co-Chair of Northern California’s JNF Doctors for Israel, and is a member of the Central Arava Task Force. She lives with her husband, Dr. Alan Fisher, in Northern California, and has two adult sons and a very old dog.

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