Health Policy Division
Israel National Center for Trauma & Emergency Medicine Research
Unit Director
Unit Staff
Research Projects
Trauma Registry
Israeli Center for Technology Assessment in Health Care
Genetic Policy and Bioethics Unit
Prof. Kobi Peleg

Biographical notes  


Prof. Kobi Peleg is the director of the Israeli National Center for Trauma and Emergency Medicine Research and the co-chair of the Executive Master for multi-disciplinary program of disaster and emergency management at the Tel-Aviv University. In this capacity, Prof. Peleg leads research and educational activities in various fields of trauma, with special interest in disasters and terror related injury and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He is a co-head of the Executive Master Program for Multi-disciplinary Emergency and Disaster Management in Tel-Aviv University. He earned a Ph.D. in Health Administration and Policy, majoring in Emergency Medicine Organization from the Ben Gurion University in Israel, and a Master's in Public Health from the Uniformed Health Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. 


Prof. Peleg has vast practical and theoretical experience in disasters. He formerly served as head of the medical branch of the homeland command in the First "Gulf War" and was responsible for the planning, preparedness, organization and training: conventional and unconventional. He served as the head of Operation, Training and Organization branch of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Medical Corps (dealing with preparedness for conventional and unconventional events), organized and participated in the Israeli Field Hospital team to Rwanda in 1995, and served as the deputy commanding officer of the IDF delegation in the Emergency Field Hospital to the Armenian earthquake site in 1988.  Additionally, Prof. Peleg was the chief of the IDF military medical school (col.).


Prof. Peleg lectures in disaster medicine management and EMS optimization and other related topics at Tel-Aviv University, as well as at other higher education institutions in Israel and abroad, including the European Master in Disaster Medicine program in Italy. Prof. Peleg is a faculty member at a number of universities, such  as New York Medical College (center for preparedness), the Free University of Brussels in Belgium, Oklahoma University (The Research Center for Bioterror)  and Eastern Piermont University in Italy.  Prof. Peleg was a Senior Advisor to the Israeli Minister of Health for health service organization and planning, health policy, and emergency situations. Prof. Peleg was a member of the executive board of Magen-David-Adom (Israeli EMS). He is currently a member of the Israeli National Committee for Trauma, which consults to the Ministry of Health, and is an editor for the Israeli Journal of Emergency Medicine (IJEM).




  • Trauma and Emergency Medicine


  • Road Accidents


  • Mass Casualties Events


  • Emergency Events


  • Health Policy



Potential benefits of an integrated military/civilian trauma system: experiences from two major regional conflicts.

Kashuk JL, Peleg K, Glassberg E, Givon A, Radomislensky I, Kluger Y.

Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2017 Feb 21;25(1):17.


The casualties from electric bike and motorized scooter road accidents.

Siman-Tov M, Radomislensky I, Israel Trauma Group, Peleg K.

Traffic Inj Prev. 2017 Apr 3;18(3):318-323.


Psychological Correlates of Civilian Preparedness for Conflicts.

Bodas M, Siman-Tov M, Kreitler S, Peleg K.

Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2017 Feb 2:1-9. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2016.163.


Violence-related Versus Terror-related Stabbings: Significant Differences in Injury Characteristics.

Rozenfeld M, Givon A, Peleg K. Ann Surg. 2017 Jan 24. doi: 10.1097/SLA.


A comparison study of pelvic fractures and associated abdominal injuries between pediatric and adult blunt trauma patients.

Swaid F, Peleg K, Alfici R, Olsha O, Givon A, Kessel B; Israel Trauma Group..

J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Mar;52(3):386-389.


Blunt traumatic diaphragmatic injury: A diagnostic enigma with potential surgical pitfalls.

Mahamid A, Peleg K, Givon A, Alfici R, Olsha O; Israeli Trauma Group., Ashkenazi I. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb;35(2):214-217.


Glasgow Coma Scale Score in Survivors of Explosion With Possible Traumatic Brain Injury in Need of Neurosurgical Intervention.

Ashkenazi I, Schecter WP, Peleg K, Givon A, Olsha O, Turegano-Fuentes F, Alfici R; and the Israeli Trauma Group., Bahouth H, Becker A, Ben Ely M, Braslavsky A, Jeroukhimov I, Qarawany M, Kessel B, Klein Y, Lin G, Merin O, Bala M, Mnouskin Y, Rivkind AI, Shaked G, Soffer D, Stein M, Weiss M.


Traumatic brain injury: It is all about definition.

Savitsky B, Givon A, Rozenfeld M, Radomislensky I, Peleg K.

Brain Inj. 2016;30(10):1194-200


Characteristics and circumstances of injuries vary with ethnicity of different population groups living in the same country.

Tiruneh A, Siman-Tov M, Radomislensky I, Itg, Peleg K.

Ethn Health. 2017 Feb;22(1):49-64.


Military Weapon Injury Among Illegal Immigrants at the Southern Border of Israel: A Single Level I Trauma Center Series.

Shaked G, Yitzhak A, Abramovich A, Sebbag G, Peleg K, Davidson E, Czeiger D. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Jun 18


Civilian casualties of terror-related explosions: The impact of vascular trauma on treatment and prognosis.

Heldenberg E, Givon A, Simon D, Bass A, Almogy G, Peleg K; Israeli Trauma Group..J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Sep;81(3):435-40.


Maxillofacial Trauma Following Road Accidents and Falls.

Einy S, Abdel Rahman N, Siman-Tov M, Aizenbud D, Peleg K.

J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Jun;27(4):857-61.


Categorization of terrorist explosion settings - Is it that simple?

Rozenfeld M, Peleg K. Injury. 2016 Jun;47(6):1358-9.


Cervical spine injuries in civilian victims of explosions: Should cervical collars be used?

Klein Y, Arieli I, Sagiv S, Peleg K, Ben-Galim P. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Jun;80(6):985-8.



Harats M, Wiessman O, Peleg K, Givon A, Haik J.

Harefuah. 2015 Nov;154(11):692-6, 743. Hebrew.


Incidence and injury characteristics of traumatic brain injury: Comparison between children, adults and seniors in Israel.

Siman-Tov M, Radomislensky I, Knoller N, Bahouth H, Kessel B, Klein Y, Michaelson M, Avraham Rivkind BM, Shaked G, Simon D, Soffer D, Stein M, Jeroukhimov I, Peleg K. Brain Inj. 2016;30(1):83-9.


Head trauma is the major risk factor for cerebral sinus-vein thrombosis.

Giladi O, Steinberg DM, Peleg K, Tanne D, Givon A, Grossman E, Klein Y, Avigdori S, Greenberg G, Katz R, Shalev V, Salomon O. Thromb Res. 2016 Jan;137:26-9.


Notes from Nepal: Is There a Better Way to Provide Search and Rescue?

Peleg K. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Dec;9(6):650-2.


Effect of teleradiology upon pattern of transfer of head injured patients from a rural general hospital to a neurosurgical referral centre: follow-up study.

Ashkenazi I, Zeina AR, Kessel B, Peleg K, Givon A, Khashan T, Dudkiewicz M, Oren M, Alfici R, Olsha O. Emerg Med J. 2015 Dec;32(12):946-50.


Perception of the threat of War in Israel- implications for future preparedness planning.

Bodas M, Siman-Tov M, Kreitler S, Peleg K. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2015 Oct 1;4:35.


Burns in Israel, comparative study: Demographic, etiologic and clinical trends 1997-2003 vs. 2004-2010.

Harats M, Peleg K, Givon A, Kornhaber R, Goder M, Jaeger M, Haik J.

Burns. 2016 May;42(3):500-7.


Anxiety-Inducing Media: The Effect of Constant News Broadcasting on the Well-Being of Israeli Television Viewers.

Bodas M, Siman-Tov M, Peleg K, Solomon Z. Psychiatry. 2015;78(3):265-76.


Are pregnant women safer in motor vehicle accidents?

Miller N, Biron-Shental T, Peleg K, Fishman A, Olsha O, Givon A, Kessel B.

J Perinat Med. 2016 Apr;44(3):329-32.


Comparison of Two Successive Earthquake Awareness Campaigns in Israel: Improved Methodology or a Cumulative Effect?

Shenhar G, Rozenfeld M, Radomislensky I, Peleg K.

Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Feb;10(1):74-9.


The evolution of the emergency mental health system in Israel - from the 1980's until today.

Bodas M, Ben-Gershon B, Rubinstein Z, Bergman-Levy T, Peleg K.

Isr J Health Policy Res. 2015 Jul 15;4:25.


A New Paradigm of Injuries From Terrorist Explosions as a Function of Explosion Setting Type.

Rozenfeld M, Givon A, Shenhar G, Renert L, Peleg K.

Ann Surg. 2016 Jun;263(6):1228-34.


Leadership During the Boston Marathon Bombings: A Qualitative After-Action Review.

Goralnick E, Halpern P, Loo S, Gates J, Biddinger P, Fisher J, Velmahos G, Chung S, Mooney D, Brown C, Barnewolt B, Burke P, Gupta A, Ulrich A, Hojman H, McNulty E, Dorn B, Marcus L, Peleg K. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Oct;9(5):489-95.


Does Severity of Pelvic Fractures Correlate with the Incidence of Associated Intra-Abdominal Injuries in Children?

Swaid F, Peleg K., Alfici R, Olsha O, Givon A, Kessel B.

Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jun;26(3):287-90. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1551573.


Assessment of Emergency Preparedness of Households in Israel for War--Current Status.

Bodas M, Siman-Tov M, Kreitler S, Peleg K.

Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Aug;9(4):382-90.


The impact of a national earthquake campaign on public preparedness: 2011 campaign in Israel as a case study.

Shenhar G, Radomislensky I, Rozenfeld M, Peleg K.

Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Apr;9(2):138-44.


Upper extremity fractures among hospitalized pediatric road traffic accident victims.

Rubin G, Peleg K., Givon A; Israel Trauma Group., Rozen N.

Am J Emerg Med. 2015 May;33(5):667-70.


Upper extremity fractures among hospitalized road traffic accident adults.

Rubin G, Peleg K., Givon A; Israel Trauma Group., Rozen N.

Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;33(2):250-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.11.048.


The danger of complacency - readiness and preparedness = effective outcomes.

Peleg K. Ann Surg. 2014 Dec;260(6):967-8.


The contribution of the Israeli trauma system to the survival of road traffic casualties.

Goldman S, Siman-Tov M, Bahouth H, Kessel B, Klein Y, Michaelson M, Miklosh B, Rivkind A, Shaked G, Simon D, Soffer D, Stein M, Peleg K.

Traffic Inj Prev. 2015;16(4):368-73. doi: 10.1080/15389588.2014.940458.


Willingness of international delegations to be deployed to areas with high risk of radiation.

Shenhar G, Radomislensky I, Rosenfeld M, Peleg K. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014 Aug;29(4):369-73.


The severity of liver injury following blunt trauma does not correlate with the number of fractured ribs: an analysis of a national trauma registry database.

Swaid F, Peleg K, Alfici R, Olsha O, Jeroukhimov I, Givon A; Israel Trauma Group., Kessel B. Surg Today. 2015 Jul;45(7):846-50.


Injury Patterns Among Illegal Migrants from Africa in Israel.

Perlman A, Radomislensky I; Israel Trauma Group., Peleg K.

J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Aug;17(4):1163-8.


Accuracy of initial critical care triage decisions in blast versus non-blast trauma.

Lipsky AM, Klein Y, Givon A, Klein M, Hammond JS, Peleg K; Israeli Trauma Group (ITG).. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2014 Aug;8(4):326-32.


Terror attacks increase the risk of vascular injuries.

Heldenberg E, Givon A, Simon D, Bass A, Almogy G, Peleg K.

Front Public Health. 2014 May 30;2:47. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00047.


Rib fractures: comparison of associated injuries between pediatric and adult population.

Kessel B, Dagan J, Swaid F, Ashkenazi I, Olsha O, Peleg K, Givon A; Israel Trauma Group., Alfici R. Am J Surg. 2014 Nov;208


Policy encouraging earlier hip fracture surgery can decrease the long-term mortality of elderly patients.

Peleg K, Rozenfeld M, Radomislensky I, Novikov I, Freedman LS, Israeli A.

Injury. 2014 Jul;45(7):1085-90. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2014.03.009.


Concomitant hollow viscus injuries in patients with blunt hepatic and splenic injuries: an analysis of a National Trauma Registry database.

Swaid F, Peleg K, Alfici R, Matter I, Olsha O, Ashkenazi I, Givon A; Israel Trauma Group., Kessel B. Injury. 2014 Sep;45(9):1409-12.


Did the u.s. Response to the marathon bombings help or harm security?

Peleg K, Shenhar G. Front Public Health. 2014 Feb 17;2:10.


ISS groups: are we speaking the same language?

Rozenfeld M, Radomislensky I, Freedman L, Givon A, Novikov I, Peleg K.

Inj Prev. 2014 Oct;20(5):330-5.


Disaster and emergency medicine - a conceptual introduction.

Peleg K. Front Public Health. 2013 Nov 5;1:44.


On constant alert: lessons to be learned from Israel's emergency response to mass-casualty terrorism incidents.

Adini B, Peleg K. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Dec;32(12):2179-85.


Reconsidering policy of casualty evacuation in a remote mass-casualty incident.

Adini B, Cohen R, Glassberg E, Azaria B, Simon D, Stein M, Klein Y, Peleg K.

Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014 Feb;29(1):91-5.


Coping with the challenges of early disaster response: 24 years of field hospital experience after earthquakes.

Bar-On E, Abargel A, Peleg K, Kreiss Y. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013 Oct;7(5):491-8.


Sternal fracture: isolated lesion versus polytrauma from associated extrasternal injuries--analysis of 1,867 cases.

Odell DD, Peleg K, Givon A, Radomislensky I, Makey I, Decamp MM, Whyte R, Gangadharan SP, Berger RL; Israeli Trauma Group..

J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Sep;75(3):448-52.


Base excess as a predictor for injury severity in pediatric trauma patients.

Levi Y, Jeroukhimov I, Peleg K, Rozenfeld M, Shavit I, Kozer E.

J Emerg Med. 2013 Oct;45(4):496-501. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.04.035.


Variability in the blood/breath alcohol ratio and implications for evidentiary purposes.

Jaffe DH, Siman-Tov M, Gopher A, Peleg K. J Forensic Sci. 2013, Sep;58(5):1233-7.


Lessons from Boston.

Kellermann AL, Peleg K. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 23;368(21):1956-7.


The ins and outs of terrorist bus explosions: injury profiles of on-board explosions versus explosions occurring adjacent to a bus.

Golan R, Soffer D, Givon A; Israel Trauma Group., Peleg K.

Injury. 2014 Jan;45(1):39-43. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2013.02.004.


Ethnicity and road traffic injuries: differences between Jewish and Arab children in Israel.

Abdel-Rahman N, Siman-Tov M, Israel Trauma Group, Peleg K.

Ethn Health. 2013;18(4):391-401. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2012.754405.


Utstein-style template for uniform data reporting of acute medical response in disasters.

Debacker M, Hubloue I, Dhondt E, Rockenschaub G, Rüter A, Codreanu T, Koenig KL, Schultz C, Peleg K, Halpern P, Stratton S, Della Corte F, Delooz H, Ingrassia PL, Colombo D, Castrèn M. PLoS Curr. 2012 Mar 23;4


Reduction in trauma mortality in Israel during the last decade (2000-2010): the impact of changes in the trauma system.

Siman-Tov M, Radomislensky I; ITG., Peleg K. Injury. 2013 Nov;44(11):1448-52.


Are there predicting factors for burn patients that transfer to a rehabilitation center upon completion of acute care?

Weissman O, Peleg K, Trivizki O, Givon A, Harats M, Stavrou D, Farber N, Remer E; ITG., Haik J. Burns. 2012 Nov;38(7):992-7.


Children and terror casualties receive preference in ICU admissions.

Peleg K, Rozenfeld M, Dolev E; Israel Trauma Group..

Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Mar;6(1):14-9.


Examining national burn care policies--is the Israeli burn care alignment based on national data?

Haik J, Weissman O, Givon A, Liran A, Tessone A, Stavrou D, Orenstein A, Peleg K; Israeli Trauma Group.. J Burn Care Res. 2012 Jul-Aug;33(4):510-7.


Involvement of surgical residents in the management of trauma patients in the emergency room: does the presence of an attending physician affect outcomes?

Cohen R, Adini B, Radomislensky I, Givon A, Rivkind AI, Peleg K.

World J Surg. 2012 Mar;36(3):539-47.


Bicycle injuries: a matter of mechanism and age.

Siman-Tov M, Jaffe DH; Israel Trauma Group., Peleg K.

Accid Anal Prev. 2012 Jan;44(1):135-9. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2010.10.006.


Medical relief after earthquakes: it's time for a new paradigm.

Peleg K, Kellermann AL.Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Mar;59(3):188-90


[Lessons learned from Magen David Adom's activities during the 2nd Lebanon War].

Rafalowski C, Peleg K, Bin E. Harefuah. 2010 Jul;149(7):440-4, 481, 480. Hebrew.


[Pediatric injuries from mass casualty events in Israel: a ten-year summary].

Waisman Y, Goldman S, Poznanski O, Mor M, Peleg K; Israel Trauma Group..

Harefuah. 2010 Jul;149(7):422-6, 482. Hebrew.


[Characteristics of unintentional and intentional injuries in Israel between the years 2000-2006].

Peleg K, Jaffe DH; Israel Trauma Group..Harefuah. 2010 Jul;149(7):418-21, 482.



[Disasters and emergency situations: what have we learned from the past to prepare for the future?].

Peleg K. Harefuah. 2010 Jul;149(7):410-2, 483. Hebrew


Penetrating and orthopaedic trauma from blast versus gunshots caused by terrorism: Israel's National Experience.

Weil YA, Peleg K, Givon A, Mosheiff R; Israeli Trauma Group..

J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Mar;25(3):145-9.


Optimizing medical response to large-scale disasters: the ad hoc collaborative health care system.

Peleg K., Kreiss Y, Ash N, Lipsky AM. Ann Surg. 2011 Feb;253(2):421-3


The role of community in pediatric injury.

Jaffe DH, Goldman S; Israel Trauma Group., Peleg K. J Community Health. 2011 Apr;36(2):244-52.


Poorer outcomes for mass casualty events victims: is it evidence based?

Peleg K, Rozenfeld M, Stein M. J Trauma. 2010 Sep; 69(3):653-8; discussion 659.


The normalisation of terror: the response of Israel's stock market to long periods of terrorism.

Peleg K, Regens JL, Gunter JT, Jaffe DH. Disasters. 2011 Jan;35(1):268-83.


Pupil behaviour on school buses and potential risk factors for injury: an observational study.

Goldman S, Peleg K. Bull World Health Organ. 2010 Aug 1;88(8):570-5.


Do modern conflicts create different medical needs?

Adini B, Cohen R, Givon A, Radomislensky I, Wiener M; Israeli Trauma Group., Peleg K. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov;29(9):965-71.


Are injuries from terror and war similar? A comparison study of civilians and soldiers.

Peleg K, Jaffe DH; Israel Trauma Group..Ann Surg. 2010 Aug;252(2):363-9.


Civilians under fire: evacuation behaviour in north Israel during the Second Lebanon War.

Gidron D, Peleg K, Jaffe D, Shenhar G. Disasters. 2010 Oct;34(4):996-1012.


Reflections on the initial multinational response to the earthquake in Haiti.

Hopmeier MJ, Pape JW, Paulison D, Carmona R, Davis T, Peleg K., Shenhar G, Conway-Welch C, Vermund SH, Nicotera J, Kellermann AL.

Popul Health Manag. 2010 Jun;13(3):105-13.


Morbidity associated with MDMA (ecstasy) abuse: a survey of emergency department admissions.

Halpern P, Moskovich J, Avrahami B, Bentur Y, Soffer D, Peleg K.

Hum Exp Toxicol. 2011 Apr;30(4):259-66.


Relationship between socio-economic position and general, maxillofacial and dental trauma: A National Trauma Registry Study.

Levin L, Lin S, Goldman S, Peleg K. Dent Traumatol. 2010 Aug;26(4):342-5.


Early disaster response in Haiti: the Israeli field hospital experience.

Kreiss Y, Merin O, Peleg K., Levy G, Vinker S, Sagi R, Abargel A, Bartal C, Lin G, Bar A, Bar-On E, Schwaber MJ, Ash N. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Jul 6;153(1):45-8.


Different reimbursement influences surviving of hip fracture in elderly patients.

Peleg K., Savitsky B, Yitzhak B; ITG., Avi I. Injury. 2011 Feb;42(2):128-32.


Management of patients with traumatic intracranial injury in hospitals without neurosurgical service.

Klein Y, Donchik V, Jaffe D, Simon D, Kessel B, Levy L, Kashtan H, Peleg K.

J Trauma. 2010 Sep;69(3):544-8. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181c99936.


Alcohol and driver fatalities in Israel: an examination of the current problem.

Jaffe DH, Savitsky B, Zaistev K, Hiss J, Peleg K. Isr Med Assoc J. 2009 Dec;11(12):725-9.

Terrorism-related injuries versus road traffic accident-related trauma: 5 years of experience in Israel.

Peleg K., Savitsky B; Israeli Trauma Group.. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Dec;3(4):196-200.


A national system for disseminating information on victims during mass casualty incidents.

Adini B, Peleg K., Cohen R, Laor D.Disasters. 2010 Apr;34(2):542-51.


Terror explosive injuries: a comparison of children, adolescents, and adults.

Jaffe DH, Peleg K; Israel Trauma Group.. Ann Surg. 2010 Jan;251(1):138-43.


Enhancing hospital surge capacity for mass casualty events.

Peleg K., Kellermann AL. JAMA. 2009 Aug 5;302(5):565-7.


Violence-related injury of children in Israel: age-dependent pattern.

Rozenfeld M, Peleg K. Bull World Health Organ. 2009 May;87(5):362-8.


Conservative approach to the treatment of injured liver and spleen in children: association with reduced mortality.

Feigin E, Aharonson-Daniel L, Savitsky B, Steinberg R, Kravarusic D, Stein M, Peleg K, Freud E. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Jul;25(7):583-6


Medical consequences of suicide bombing mass casualty incidents: the impact of explosion setting on injury patterns.

Kosashvili Y, Loebenberg MI, Lin G, Peleg K, Zvi F, Kluger Y, Blumenfeld A.

Injury. 2009 Jul;40(7):698-702.


Israeli hospital preparedness for terrorism-related multiple casualty incidents: can the surge capacity and injury severity distribution be better predicted?

Kosashvili Y, Aharonson-Daniel L, Peleg K, Horowitz A, Laor D, Blumenfeld A. Injury. 2009 Jul;40(7):727-31.


Dento-alveolar and maxillofacial injuries among different ethnic groups in Israel.

Lin S, Sela G, Haik J, Bigman G, Peleg K. Dent Traumatol.2009 Jun;25(3):328-31


Do burns increase the severity of terror injuries?

Peleg K., Liran A, Tessone A, Givon A, Orenstein A, Haik J.

J Burn Care Res. 2008 Nov-Dec;29(6):887-92.


[Seatbelts on school buses: are they safe for our children?].

Peleg K, Goldman S. Harefuah. 2008 Aug-Sep;147(8-9):717-21, 749.


Canine procalcitonin messenger RNA expression.

Kuzi S, Aroch I, Peleg K, Karnieli O, Klement E, Dank G. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2008 Sep;20(5):629-33.


Incidence and severity of maxillofacial injuries during the Second Lebanon War among Israeli soldiers and civilians.

Levin L, Zadik Y, Peleg K, Bigman G, Givon A, Lin S. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008Aug;66(8):1630-3


Musculoskeletal injuries in terrorist attacks--a comparison between the injuries sustained and those related to motor vehicle accidents, based on a national registry database.

Weil YA, Peleg K, Givon A; Israeli Trauma Group., Mosheiff R. Injury. 2008 Dec;39(12):1359-64


Abdominal stab wounds in Israel, 1997-2004: significant increase in overall incidence and prevalence of severe injury.

Kessel B, Peleg K., Hershekovitz Y, Khashan T, Givon A, Ashkenazi I, Alfici R. Isr Med Assoc J. 2008 Feb;10(2):135-7.


Postexposure immunization and prophylaxis of bloodborne pathogens following a traumatic explosive event: preliminary recommendations.

Subbarao I, Steinbrecher R, Tan L, Peleg K, Zeiger J, James JJ.

Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2007 Nov;1(2):106-9.


Dento-alveolar and maxillofacial injuries: a 5-year multi-center study. Part 1: general vs facial and dental trauma.

Lin S, Levin L, Goldman S, Peleg K. Dent Traumatol. 2008 Feb;24(1):53-5.


A study of the workforce in Emergency Medicine in Israel: 2003.

Drescher MJ, Aharonson-Daniel L, Savitsky B, Leibman J, Peleg K.

J Emerg Med. 2007 Nov;33(4):433-7.


Burns in Israel: demographic, etiologic and clinical trends, 1997-2003.

Haik J, Liran A, Tessone A, Givon A, Orenstein A, Peleg K; Israeli Trauma Group.. Isr Med Assoc J. 2007 Sep;9(9):659-62.


A decade to the Israel National Trauma Registry.

Aharonson-Daniel L, Avitzour M, Giveon A, Peleg K.

Isr Med Assoc J. 2007 May;9(5):347-51. No abstract available.


Variability in pediatric injury patterns by age and ethnic groups in Israel.

Savitsky B, Aharonson-Daniel L, Giveon A, Group TI, Peleg K.

Ethn Health. 2007 Apr;12(2):129-39.


Maxillofacial trauma resulting from terror in Israel.

Ringler D, Einy S, Giveon A, Goldstein L, Peleg K; Israel Trauma Group..

J Craniofac Surg. 2007 Jan;18(1):62-6.


Children injured following TV tipovers in Israel, 1997-2003.

Sikron F, Glasser S, Peleg K.    Child Care Health Dev. 2007 Jan;33(1):45-51.


Terror-inflicted thermal injury: A retrospective analysis of burns in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict between the years 1997 and 2003.

Haik J, Tessone A, Givon A, Liran A, Winkler E, Mendes D, Goldan O, Bar-Meir E, Regev E, Orenstein A, Peleg K. J Trauma. 2006 Dec;61(6):1501-5.


Unilateral flail chest is seldom a lethal injury.

Borman JB, Aharonson-Daniel L, Savitsky B, Peleg K; Israeli Trauma Group..

Emerg Med J. 2006 Dec;23(12):903-5.


Suicide bombers form a new injury profile.

Aharonson-Daniel L, Klein Y, Peleg K; ITG.. Ann Surg. 2006 Dec;244(6):1018-23.


Non-hip fracture-associated trauma in the elderly population.

Soffer D, Klausner J, Szold O, Schulman CI, Halpern P, Savitsky B, Aharonson- Daniel L, Peleg K. Isr Med Assoc J. 2006 Sep;8(9):635-40.


Different AIS triplets: Different mortality predictions in identical ISS and NISS.

Aharonson-Daniel L, Giveon A, Stein M; Israel Trauma Group (ITG)., Peleg K.

J Trauma. 2006 Sep;61(3):711-7.


Secondary transfer of trauma patients: rationale and characteristics.

Avitzour M, Aharonson-Daniel L, Peleg K. Isr Med Assoc J. 2006 Aug;8(8):  539-42.


Childhood burns in Israel: a 7-year epidemiological review.

Goldman S, Aharonson-Daniel L, Peleg K; Israel Trauma Group (ITG).. Burns. 2006 Jun;32(4):467-72.


Does body armor protect from firearm injuries?

Peleg K., Rivkind A, Aharonson-Daniel L; Israeli Trauma Group..

J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Apr;202(4):643-8.


In-hospital resource utilization during multiple casualty incidents.

Einav S, Aharonson-Daniel L, Weissman C, Freund HR, Peleg K.; Israel Trauma Group.. Ann Surg. 2006 Apr;243(4):533-40.


Alcohol use among trauma victims admitted to a level I trauma center in Israel.

Soffer D, Zmora O, Klausner JB, Szold O, Givon A, Halpern P, Schulman CI, Peleg K. Isr Med Assoc J. 2006 Feb;8(2):98-102


The epidemiology of terrorism casualties.

Aharonson-Daniel L, Peleg K; ITG.. Scand J Surg. 2005;94(3):185-90. No abstract available.


Investigation of Federal Bureau of Investigation bomb-related death and injury data in the United States between 1988 and 1997.

Noji EK, Lee CY, Davis T, Peleg K. Mil Med. 2005 Jul;170(7):595-8.


Risk for motorcyclists in a busy metropolitan city: the example of Tel Aviv.

Peleg K., Kluger Y, Giveon A, Aharonson-Daniel L; Israel Trauma Group..

Isr Med Assoc J. 2005 Aug;7(8):511-4.


Gaps in injury statistics: multiple injury profiles reveal them and provide a comprehensive account.

Aharonson-Daniel L, Giveon A, Peleg K. Inj Prev. 2005 Aug;11(4):197-200.


Blast injuries.

Peleg K., Aharonson-Daniel L. N Engl J Med. 2005 Jun 23;352(25):2651-3;


The severity of injury in children resulting from acts against civilian populations.

Amir LD, Aharonson-Daniel L, Peleg K., Waisman Y; Israel Trauma Group..

Ann Surg. 2005 Apr;241(4):666-70.


Burn prevention programs for children: do they reduce burn-related    hospitalizations?

Peleg K., Goldman S, Sikron F. Burns. 2005 May;31(3):347-50.


Ending in a crash.

Peleg K. Isr Med Assoc J. 2005 Jan;7(1):41-2.


The special injury pattern in terrorist bombings.

Kluger Y, Peleg K., Daniel-Aharonson L, Mayo A; Israeli Trauma Group..

J Am Coll Surg. 2004 Dec;199(6):875-9.


 Increased survival among severe trauma patients: the impact of a national trauma   system.

Peleg K., Aharonson-Daniel L, Stein M, Kluger Y, Michaelson M, Rivkind A, Boyko V; Israel Trauma Group.. Arch Surg. 2004 Nov;139(11):1231-6.


My home is my castle! Or is it? Hospitalizations following home injury in Israel, 1997-2001.

Sikron F, Giveon A, Aharonson-Daniel L, Peleg K. Isr Med Assoc J. 2004 Jun;6(6):332-5.


[Road traffic accidents--severe injuries. Decision-making on the basis of partial data].

Peleg K, Aharonson-Daniel L. Harefuah. 2004 Feb;143(2):111-5, 167, 166. Review. Hebrew.


The impact of terrorism on children: a two-year experience.

Waisman Y, Aharonson-Daniel L, Mor M, Amir L, Peleg K.

Prehosp Disaster Med. 2003 Jul-Sep;18(3):242-8.


A geographic information system simulation model of EMS: reducing ambulance  response time.

Peleg K., Pliskin JS. Am J Emerg Med. 2004 May;22(3):164-70.


Gunshot and explosion injuries: characteristics, outcomes, and implications for care of terror-related injuries in Israel.

Peleg K., Aharonson-Daniel L, Stein M, Michaelson M, Kluger Y, Simon D, Noji EK; Israeli Trauma Group (ITG).. Ann Surg. 2004 Mar;239(3):311-8.


Epidemiology of terror-related versus non-terror-related traumatic injury in children.

Aharonson-Daniel L, Waisman Y, Dannon YL, Peleg K; Members of the Israel Trauma Group..Pediatrics. 2003 Oct;112(4):e280.


Patterns of injury in hospitalized terrorist victims.

Peleg K., Aharonson-Daniel L, Michael M, Shapira SC; Israel Trauma Group..

Am J Emerg Med. 2003 Jul;21(4):258-62.


Principles of emergency management in disasters.

Peleg K., Michaelson M, Shapira SC, Aharonson-Daniel L.

Adv Ren Replace Ther. 2003 Apr;10(2):117-21. Review.


A new approach to the analysis of multiple injuries using data from a national trauma registry.

Aharonson-Daniel L, Boyko V, Ziv A, Avitzour M, Peleg K.

Inj Prev. 2003 Jun;9(2):156-62.


Earthquake disasters--lessons to be learned.

Peleg K., Reuveni H, Stein M. Isr Med Assoc J. 2002 May;4(5):361-5. Review.


Biomechanics of fruits and vegetables.

Peleg K. J Biomech. 1985;18(11):843-62.




Chapters in books


  1.  Stein M, Marganit B, Peleg K.The Trauma Service system in the Israeli Defense Force. Injuries in Israel; eds Shemer and Barell, pp. 307-325, Magnes, Jerusalem, 2002.
  2. Peleg K, Aharonson-Daniel L,  Stein M , Michaelson M, Rivkind A, Kluger Y, Simon D, Alfici R,  Shaked G, Jeroukhimov I, Shapira S. The Epidemiology of Terror - Data from the Israeli National Trauma Registry in Terror and Medicine. Terror and Medicine; eds Shemer and Schoenfeld, pp 360-369. Pabst Science Publishers, Berlin 2003.
  3. Eldad A, Peleg K, Tzur T. Terror and war burns in Israel. Terror and Medicine. eds Shemer and Sheinberg, pp 433-445, Pabst Science Publishers, Berlin 2003.
  4. Shapira HS, Peleg K. Mega Terror. Terror And Medicine. eds Shemer and Sheinberg, pp 55-60, Pabst Science Publishers, Berlin 2003.
  5. Tadmor B, Feigenberg Z, Aharonson-Daniel L, Peleg K, Bahouth H, Kluger Y, Almogy G, Rivkind AI. Explosion and Blast-Related Injuries-The Israeli Perspective, Explosion and Blast Injuries: Effects of Explosion and Blast from Military Operations and Acts of Terrorism. Eds.  Nabil Mohamed M. Elsayed, James L.  Elsevier (Science & Technology Books). Atkins, Barnes & Noble Publishers, Oxford, May 2008.

Other Publications


  1. Peleg K.  (Guest Editorial Commentary to article: Preventing Fatalities in Building Bombings: What Can We Learn From the Oklahoma City Bombing? Glenshaw et al). Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2007; 1: 31.