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    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.
Dept.: Neurosurgery
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.



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

                 Sciences, Harefuah,

                 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


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)