Dr. Rafi Kot
Speciality: Internal Medicine , CEO and Founder
Languages Spoken: Vietnamese, English, Hebrew, Polish, German, Russian
Dr. Rafi Kot
Internist, CEO & Founder
It’s safe to say that no one knows healthcare in Vietnam better than the very forthright and visionary Dr. Rafi Kot.
Relocating here in 1988 from his native Tel Aviv, Dr. Rafi was originally charged with running healthcare projects for minority tribespeople in the nation’s remote northern areas, including Dien Bien Phu and Ninh Binh. In 1994, he founded Family Medical Practice at its flagship Hanoi medical center, moving south to open its sister medical center in Ho Chi Minh City six years later, living in the city ever since. The practice has since expanded to two additional medical centers in HCMC, adding a fifth location in Danang to its ranks along the way. 2016 saw a further evolution of FMP’s services with the launch of Vietnam’s first true emergency medical response system, *9999.
Beyond the medical center itself, Dr. Rafi continues to work toward improving the lives of the nation’s underprivileged communities. He has on several occasions closed the medical centers to lead his administrative staff and medical team on charitable trips to impoverished mountainous areas, in order to supply remote village communities with supplies and essential treatments.
Dr. Kot leads a growing team of dedicated physicians specializing in Emergency & Evacuation Medicine, General Practice, Pediatrics and other specialties. He has developed Family Medical practice into one of the leading primary healthcare providers in Vietnam.
Outside of the practice, Dr. Rafi enjoys a passion for food—he is a particularly fine baker—as well as harboring a singular interest in horticultural technology that sees him growing plants and vegetables at home that are otherwise unavailable in the country. He studied at Israel’s Soroka Medical Center School of Medicine, and speaks Vietnamese, English, Hebrew, Polish, German, and Russian.
Practice license: 000019/BYT-CCHN
Working location:Clinic no.1
|M.D. Soroka Medical Center School of Medicine, Israel