Prof. Zvi Ram

Prof. Zvi Ram

Department Director


Neurosurgery Department



Medical School, Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine

Further Education/Fellowship

Postgraduate Courses: Neurology and Neurosurgery, Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of medicine

3rd Advanced Seminar in Neurosurgical Research, Venice
European Course in Neurosurgery:  Infratentorial Tumors and Hydrocephalus, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Microsurgical Techniques, Universitatsspital, Zurich

Recombinant DNA Methodology

Neuropathology Review course, Bethesda, Maryland

Workshop on Image-Guided Neurosurgery for brain tumors, Santorini, Greece

Microsurgery of the basal cisterns, Denver, Colorado

Endoscopy and endoscopy-assisted microsurgery, Tutlingen/Mainz, Germany
Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery, Vienna, Austria
Endoscopic approaches to the skull base. UPMC, Pittsburgh, USA

Clinical Experience

Rotating Internship, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer  
Neurosurgery  Resident, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer  

General & Vascular Surgery Resident, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer  
Neurosurgery Senior Resident, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
Neurosurgery Chief Resident, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
1994-1999 Attending Neurosurgeon, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
1999-2003 Deputy Chairman, Dep. Of Neurosurgery, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
2003 – Present Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center


Academic Experience

Aug 1991 - 1994  Visiting Scientist, Senior Staff Member, National Institutes of Health, Surgical Neurology Branch, NINDS, Bethesda, Maryland  
1995 - 2000  Senior Lecturer in Surgery Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University  
2000 – 2010  Assoc. Professor of Neurosurgery Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University
2010 – Present  Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery), Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University


For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed


1981  Medical School Graduation, Magnum Cum Laude

1990  Boards Examination in Neurosurgery, Magnum Cum Laude

1991  Israel Medical Association Fellowship Award

1991  The Borenstein Neurological Award

2008  Goldhirsh award

2008  Excellent poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Neuro Oncology (EANO), Spain: Convection- enhanced delivery of  IL4 pseudomonas exotoxin (PRX321): Increased distribution and MR monitorinv Zvi Ram, David Last, Nina Merchant, Simon Denmead, Dvora Nass, Dianne Daniels and Yael Mardor                     



Membership in Professional Societies

1990 Israel Medical Association, Israel
1990 Israel Neurosurgical Society, Israel
1990 Israel Surgical Society, Israel
1992 Society of Neurosurgical Research, USA
1994 American Association of Neurosurgery, USA
1995 Congress of Neurosurgery, USA
1996 The International Pituitary Club, USA
1996 European Association of Neurosurgical cieties - Neurooncology Committee, Europe
1997 Secretary - The Israeli Society of Neurosurgery
1997  Delegate to the World Federation of Neurosurgery
1998  European Association of Neurooncology (EANO)
1999  World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies – Neurooncology Committe
1999   AANS/CNS Joint Section of Tumors  USA
‏2000   Member – Israel Med Association Scientific Council, Israel
‏2000   Israel Cancer Association – Neurooncology Committee, Israel
2000   Ministry of Health – The National Council For Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Israel
2007  Chairman - Neurooncology Committee of the EANS
2007   Ministry of Health - National IRB for gene therapy and cell based  therapeutics