The Dream Doctors Project

Founded in 2002, the Dream Doctors Project is a unique Israeli non-profit that integrates professional medical clowns, ‘Dream Doctors’, into Israeli hospitals by training them to work as members of multidisciplinary care teams.  Dedicated to improving patient wellbeing and enhancing the efficacy of healthcare delivery, Dream Doctor’s therapeutic approach aims to promote medical clowning as an officially recognized paramedical profession.  Dream Doctor’s expertise and trailblazing model has earned the organization international recognition as leaders in the field.

100

Dream Doctors in the project

30

Partnering hospitals

200,000

Patients encountered each year

40

Assistance in various medical procedures

Every hospitalized child deserves a Dream Doctor...

"Clowns create an island of resilience; around them suddenly people who have been in a crisis or disaster are helped by the clowns to recreate a sense of community.

Professor Moody Lahad, Senior Medical Psychologist President of Community Stress Prevention Center at Tel Hai College

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"The way I see it, we must make every effort to try to integrate them on a regular basis into the Unit’s work, since they greatly improve the service we provide to child patients."

Dr. Ehud Rosenbloom, Director of the Pediatric Emergency Unit at Meir Medical Center