Professor Shimon Rochkind

Prof. Shimon Rochkind, MD, PhD. Specialist in Neurosurgery and Microsurgery Director, Division of Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction, Department of Neurosurgery.

Specialization

    • Neurosurgery and Microsurgery

    Clinical experience

    • 2009-date International Medical Laser Specialist at class: Hon-IMeLas, World Federation of Societies of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery
    • 2008-date Instructor of Peripheral Nerve Surgery Course, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
    • 2006-date Director of International Fellowship Program in Peripheral Nerve Microsurgery, affiliated to the American Society for Peripheral Nerve
    • 2006-date Board Member of Peripheral Nerve Surgery Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
    • 2005-date Head and Member of Appeal Committee for medical services in foreign countries in the field of nerves and brain, Ministry of Health, Israel
    • 2005-date Board of Directors (Honorary Position) of the World Academy of Laser Application
    • 2003 Advanced Clinical Training - Double Free Neurovascular Muscle Transfer for Total Brachial Plexus Palsy Reconstructive Surgery. Ogori Daiichi General Hospital, Japan
    • 2001-date Director of the Division of Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction, Department of Neurosurgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel Jointly responsible for: adult neurosurgical peripheral nerve and brachial plexus clinic, pediatric neurosurgical peripheral nerve and brachial plexus clinic, adult neurosurgical-orthopedic foot clinic peripheral nerve neurosurgical-orthopaedic oncology clinic
    • 1993-2000 Senior Neurosurgeon responsible for treatment of peripheral nerves, brachial plexus and cauda equina, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    • 1989-1993 Senior Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    • 1992 Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury Senior Fellowship
    • 1992 Task Force Committee on Pediatric Disaster Medicine of The World Association for Emergency and Disaster Medicine Doctor in charge of neurosurgical service
    • 1991 Tel Aviv Medical Center Temporary department for treatment of severely injured children (chemical warfare), Doctor in charge
    • 1988-1989 The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery Neurosurgical Fellow, Rittersporn Award Program
    • 1981-1988 Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel
    • 1976-1978 University Hospital, Ivano-Frankovsk, USSR (including 6 months at Neurosurgical Institute, Kiev) Neurosurgery Resident

    Education

    • 2014 Ph.D. Bar Ilan University, Israel. Title of Ph.D. Dissertation: Influence of Laser Phototherapy on Acetylcholine Receptors and Creatine Phosphokinase content in Denervated Muscle Supervisor: Prof. Asher Shainberg
    • 1992 Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Senior Fellowship Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
    • 1988-1989 Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    • 1989 Specialist in Neurosurgery - Diploma No 10842
    • 1989 Israel Board Examination – Neurosurgery - Part II
    • 1987 Israel Board Examination - General Surgery - Part I
    • 1981 Israel Medical License No. 14924
    • 1969-1975 Ivano-Frankovsk Institute of Medicine, USSR

    Editor of 3 international medical and scientific journals

    • Editorial Board Member of 8 international medical and scientific journals
    • External Reviewer of 34 international medical and scientific journals
    • External Reviewer, American Institute of Biological Sciences, for the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
    • External Reviewer, Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development
    • External Reviewer, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Stimulus for Enhancing Extramural Development
    • External Reviewer, National Research Foundation, South Africa

    Awards, Grants, Patents and Publications

    • Awards: Recipient of 7 international and 3 national awards for basic and clinical research, including Outstanding Teacher Award, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    • Grants: 16, including by the Ministry of Defense, FP7 Consortium (EU), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Johnson & Johnson, Moxie Foundation
    • Patents: 8 international patents in field of biotechnology and laser technology
    • Publications: Author of 67 review articles, 7 review papers, 4 case reports, 15 proceedings and co-writer of 28 books

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