Professor Zvi Harry Rappaport

Professor Zvi Harry Rappaport

Specialty

  • Neurosurgery
  • Deep brain stimulation, epilepsy surgery, surgery of the cavernous sinus
  • Anterior and posterior skull base approaches, lateral skull base exposures
  • Neuroendoscopy, stereotactic neurosurgery, image-guided neurosurgery, advanced drilling techniques in pneumatic and electrical instrumentation
  • Optimized resection of gliomas, pituitary microsurgery, acoustic neuroma surgery

Clinical Experience

  • 1980-1983 – Senior physician at the neurosurgery department, Sheba Medical Center
  • 1983-1986 – Tenured senior physician at the neurosurgery department, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem
  • Since 1986 – Acting chairman of the neurosurgery department, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem
  • Since 1989 – Chairman of the neurosurgery department, Rabin Medical Center & Schneider Children’s Hospital, Petah Tiqva
  • Since 1998 – Coordinator of neurosurgical services, Herzliya Medical Center

Education

  • 1969 – BA degree in Philosophy-Physics, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • 1973 – MD degree, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 1973-1974 – General surgery fellowship, Columbia University, Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, USA
  • 1978 – Completed Residency in Neurosurgery, N.Y.U. Medical Center, New York, USA
  • 1979 – Fellowship in Physiological Neurosurgery, Westchester Co Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA
  • 1979-80 – Microsurgery fellowship at Kantonspital Zurich, Switzerland; Functional neurosurgery fellowship at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Fellowship in stereotactic neurosurgery at Madras Institute of Neurology Madras, India; Fellowship in epilepsy surgery at Hopital St. Anne, Paris, France.
  • 1982 – Stereotactic workshop at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1988 – Fellowship in pituitary microsurgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, USA
  • 1990 – Stereotactic workshop at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA
  • 1990 – Practical course in surgery of the cavernous sinus at Goodyear Microsurgery Laboratory, Los Angeles, USA
  • 1992 – Practical course in acoustic neuroma surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgery, Washington, DC, USA
  • 1993 – Fellowship in epilepsy surgery at Neurochirurgische Uni-Klinik, Bonn, Germany; Course on the use of the high-speed drill at Bogenhausen Hospital, Munich, Germany
  • 1995 – Practical course in lateral skull base exposures at Goodyear Microsurgery Laboratory, Orlando, USA
  • 1996 – Practical course in anterior and posterior skull base approaches, American Association of Neurosurgery, Minneapolis, USA
  • 1997 – Fellowship in deep brain stimulation for movement disorders at Grenoble University Hospital, France
  • 1997 – Fellowship in image-guided neurosurgery at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol (England), Mainz University Hospital and Mannheim University Hospital (Germany)
  • 1998 – Training course in neuroendoscopy at Mainz University Hospital, Germany
  • 1999 – Fellowship in deep brain stimulation for movement disorders at Roselare Hospital, Belgium
  • 1999 – Practical course in lateral skull base approaches, Congress of Neurological Surgery, Boston, USA
  • 2000 – Fellowship in advanced applications of image-guided neurosurgery at Sofamor Danek, Naples, USA
  • 2003 – Workshop in advanced techniques in image-guided surgery, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2008 – Course in advanced drilling techniques in pneumatic and electrical instrumentation of Medtronic powered surgical solutions, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2010 – Practical course in optimized resection of gliomas, Duesseldorf, Germany

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgery, USA
  • Israeli Neurosurgical Association
  • Israeli Surgical Society
  • European Association of Neurosurgeons
  • American Association of Neurosurgeons
  • International Society for the Study of Pain
  • World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
  • Joint Section on tumors AANS/CNS, USA
  • World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica, President and Chairman of Membership Committee
  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals
  • Board of Directors Ramat Gan Alzheimer Center
  • Chairman International Advisory Council, Neurosurgical Academy of West, Central and East Africa
  • Editorial Board, Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery

Academic Experience

  • 1978-1979 – Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, NYU Medical School, New York, USA
  • 1980-1983 – Affiliated Lecturer, Neurosurgery, Tel Aviv University
  • 1985-1990 – Senior Lecturer, Neurosurgery, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  • Since 1991 – Clinical Associate Professor , Neurosurgery, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
  • Since 1993 – Member, Adams Super Center for Brain Studies, Tel-Aviv University
  • In 1993 – Visiting Professor, Neurosurgical University Clinic, Erlangen, Germany
  • In 1996 – Visiting Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, NYU Medical Center, USA
  • In 1998 – Visiting Professor, Institute of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Beth Israel University Hospital, New York, USA

Publications and Articles

  • http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Zvi_Rappaport/publications

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