Zvi Harry RAPPAPORT, MD.
Name: Zvi Harry Rappaport, MD Identity No:0-1160568
Place of Work: Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel, Phone No: 972-3-9376401
Faculty: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
Home Address: 3, Lamerhav St, Ramat Hasharon, Phone: 972-3-5407811
Date & Place of Birth: June 25, 1949, Germany
Date of Arrival in Israel: March 15 1980
Military service: 2.10.1985 – 15.11.1985
Marital Status: Married + 3
1967 – 1969: Philosophy-Physics, Columbia University, New York, USA
1969: BA degree
1969 – 1973: Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
1973: MD degree
1973 – 1974: Fellowship, Surgery, Columbia University, Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, USA (K. Reemtsma).
1974 -1978: Residency in Neurosurgery, N.Y.U. Medical Center, New York, USA (J. Ransohoff).
1979: Fellowship, Physiological Neurosurgery, Westchester Co Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA (IS Cooper).
1979 – 80: Microsurgery, Kantonspital Zurich, Switzerland (G. Yasergil). Functional neurosurgery, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (B. Meyerson). Stereotactic neurosurgery, Madras Institute of Neurology Madras, India (Prof. Balasubramanian). Epilepsy surgery, Hopital St. Anne, Paris, France (Prof. Bancaud).
1982: Stereotactic workshop, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (O. Backlund).
1988: Pituitary microsurgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, USA (K. Post).
1990: Stereotactic workshop, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA (M. Dujovny).
1990: Surgery of the cavernous sinus, practical course, Goodyear Microsurgery Laboratory, Los Angeles, USA.
1991: Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course, American College of Surgeons, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
1992: Acoustic neuroma surgery, practical course, Congress of Neurological Surgery, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
1993: Epilepsy surgery, Neurochirurgische Uni-Klinik, Bonn, Germany (J. Schramm) Use of the high speed drill, Bogenhausen Hospital, Munich, Germany.
1995: Lateral skull base exposures, practical course, Goodyear Microsurgery Laboratory, Orlando, USA.
1996: Anterior and posterior skull base approaches, practical course, American Association of Neurosurgery, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
1996: Study visit, Department of Neurosurgery, Ljubljana University Hospital, Slovenia (V. Dolenc)
1997: Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, Grenoble University Hospital, France (A.Benabid).
1997: Image-guided neurosurgery, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, England (D. Sandeman).
1997: Image-guided neurosurgery, Mainz University Hospital, Germany (A. Perneczky).
1997: Study visit, National Institute of Neurosurgery, Budapest, Hungary (J. Vajda).
1997: Image-guided neurosurgery, Mannheim University Hospital, Germany (P. Schmiedek)
1998: Neuroendoscopy Training Course , Mainz University Hospital, Germany (A. Perneczky)
1999: Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, Roselare Hospital, Belgium (Dr. Deruyter)
1999: Lateral skull base approaches, practical course, Congress of Neurological Surgery, Boston, U.S.A.
2000: Advanced applications of image-guided neurosurgery Sofamor Danek, Naples, USA
2003: Workshop: Advanced techniques in image guided surgery Lausanne, Switzerland
2004: Dept. of Neurosurgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York (K. Post)
2005 : GCP Course and Certification for Clinical Research Investigators, Rosh HaAyin, Israel
2008: Advanced drilling techniques in pneumatic and electrical instrumentation of Medtronic powered surgical solutions, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2010: Optimized resection of gliomas- A practical course, Duesseldorf, Germany.
2012: Basic Life Support Course (BLS), Magen David Adom
1974 – 1978: Residency, Neurosurgery, NYU Medical Center, New York, USA.
1978- 1979: Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, NYU Medical School, New York, USA.
1980 – 1983: Affiliated Lecturer, Neurosurgery, Tel Aviv University, Sheba Medical Center Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Physiotherapy, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
1985 – 1990: Senior Lecturer, Neurosurgery, Hebrew University, School of Medicine, Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
1991: Clinical Associate Professor , Neurosurgery, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
1993: Member, Adams Super Center for Brain Studies, Tel-Aviv University.
1993: Visiting Professor, Neurosurgical University Clinic, Erlangen, Germany.
1996: Visiting Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, NYU Medical Center, USA.
1998: Visiting Professor, Institute of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Beth Israel University Hospital, New York, USA
1980 – 1983: Senior physician, Neurosurgery, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
1983 – 1989: Tenured senior physician, Neurosurgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.
1986: Acting Chairman, Neurosurgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.
1989: Chairman, Neurosurgery, Rabin Medical Center & Schneider Children’s Hospital, Petah Tiqva, Israel.
1998: Coordinator, Neurosurgical Services, Herzliya Medical Center, Israel.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
1968 Dean's List, Columbia University, New York.
1973 Pennsylvania Heart Association, Undergraduate Research Prize.
1989 Listing in Who's Who in the World
1993 Honorary Vice-president, World Federation of Neurosurgery, X Intl. Congress of Neurosurgery, Acapulco, Mexico.
1999 Outstanding Teacher Award, International Postgraduate Training Program in Medicine, University of Tel-Aviv School of Medicine.
1.7.1974 Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, USA.
6.6.1975 Medical License, State of New York (123880).
10.4.1980 Medical License, Israel, (17703).
5.5.1982 Specialist Certification, American Board of Neurological Surgery
5.5.1982 Neurosurgical Specialist Certification, Israel (7331).
12/2006 Association of Clinical Research Professionals GCP course ID 180270
Grants and Research Studies
1983-84 Joint Research Fund of Hebrew University & Hadassah Analysis of first and second pain correlated in the cerebral evoked potentials under selective blocks of peripheral sensory inputs in humans.
1987-88 Joint Research Fund of Hebrew University & Hadassah.
1. Experimental brain abscess in a guinea pig model.
2. Hypercoagulability in neurosurgical patients with primary brain tumor.
1994-5 CIBA-Geigy, Effect of Sofitel on severe head injury, multicenter clinical trial.
1995 Israel Cancer Society, Cytogenetic and molecular differences between radiation induced and spontaneous meningiomas.
1996 Chief Scientists Grant– Israel Ministry of Health, The effect of sympathectomy on neuropathic pain. An experimental model.
1997 Rhone-Poulenc-Rorer, Phase III study of Gliadel wafer tumor bedchemotherapy implantation for primary malignant gliomas, Multicenterinternational study.
1999 Pharmos Corp. Study of Dexanabinol for brain protection in severe brain injury, Phase II multicenter study.
2001 Proneuron- Activated macrophage injection into injured spinal cord patients. Phase I study.
2004 Antisense Pharma- Antisense TGF convection therapy for recurrent malignant gliomas Phase III Neopharm- Convection enhanced delivery of IL-13 Pseudomonas toxin to malignant gliomas at first recurrence. Phase III. Herpes Simplex virus-thymidine kinase gene therapy with subsequent ganciclovir in operable high-grade gliomas. Phase III. Actelion- Endothelin inhibitor in the prevention of vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
2005 Non-invasive ICP measurement in benign intracranial hypertension.
2004 Ark Therapeutics- Genetically modified thymidine cyclase herpes simplex virus tumor bed injections in primary glioblastomas followed by IV gangcyclovir. Phase III, open label.
2010 Solvay- S334.2.002 for brain protection in severe head trauma.
2010 BHR Progesterone study for brain protection in severe head trauma.
Editorial and review appointments
Referee for Journals Pain, Surgical Neurology, Israel Journal of Medical
Clinical Neurology and Neurosurger.
1994- Review Panel, Acta Neurochirurgica
1994- Senior Editor, Neurosurgery 96, A Manual of Neurosurgery, by the European Association of Neurosurgery.
1997- Editorial Board, The Journal of Radiosurgery
1997- Advisory Board, Journal of Neurological Sciences Research Grant Reviewer for: Chief Scientist’s Office, Israel Ministry of Health, Israel -USA Binational Research Foundation German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research & Development Scientific Program Committee, Annual Meetings of the Israel Society of Neurosurgery.
2011- 2015 Editorial Board of Advances and Technical Standards inNeurosurgery Positions
1984-86 Secretary of the Israeli Neurosurgical Society.
1985-97 Delegate to the World and European Federations of Neurosurgery, Executive Committee.
1987 Israeli Ministry of Health Ad hoc committee on national neurosurgical needs and long range planning.
1982-90 Congress of Neurological Surgeons, International Committee.
1989-90 Israeli Ministry of Health Committee on Standardization of Operating Room Procedures to Minimize Infection Rates.
1989-95 European Association of Neurosurgery, Training Committee.
1985-97 Member, Executive Committee, Israel Surgical Society.
1987-91 European Association of Neurosurgeons, Materials and Equipment Committee. Material and Devices.
1991-95 European Association of Neurosurgery, Ethico-Legal Committee
1992- International Board of Governors Member, Bio-Technical Institute of Israel.
1992-7 President of the Israeli Neurosurgical Society
1992-3 Joint Medical Schools Syllabus Committee for Surgery
1994-7 Treasurer, Israel Society of Surgery.
1994- Board of Governors, Ramat-Gan Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment and Research Foundation.
1994- Israel Ministry of Health, National Subcommitee on Neurosurgery.
1995- Israel Ministry of Health, Emergency Preparedness Committee.
1995-7 World Federation of Neurosurgery, Liason and Public Relations Committee.
1997- World Federation of Neurosurgery, Audit Committee.
1997-9 Israel Society of Surgery, Ethics and Auditing Committee
1997- Israel Ministry of Health, Appeal Board for Patient Treatment Rights
1998- Board of Directors, Inta-Medics, medical equipment development company.
2002- Helsinki Committee Member, Herzliya Medical Center.
2003 – Medical Board, Davidoff Oncology Center, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel
2004-11 Chairman of the Membership Committee, Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica
2011-12 Vice-President Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica
2011- Chairman International Advisory Council, Neurosurgical Academy of West, Central and East Africa
2012-2014 President Elect Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica
2014-2016 President Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
1982 Congress of Neurological Surgery, USA
1982 Israel Neurosurgical Association
1982 Israel Surgical Society
1982 European Association of Neurosurgeons
1984 American Association of Neurosurgeons
1984 International Society for the Study of Pain.
1985 World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.
1989 Joint Section on tumors AANS/CNS, USA.
1989 World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.
1995 European Association of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
1997 Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica , Chairman of Membership Committee
2005-11, Vice-President 2011-12, President-Elect 2012-14, President 2014-16.
2006 Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ID 180270)