Prof. Menashe Zaaroor

Prof. Menashe Zaaroor

Neurosurgeon
Head of the neurosurgery department, Rambam Medical Center

Departments: Neurosurgery

Overview:

Professor Zaaroor is a graduate of the Technion institute Haifa, Israel.
Currently the head of the neurosurgery department at Rambam medical center.
He has obtained special training at the Mayo clinic, Rochester Minnesota USA and many others around the world.

Education And Academic Degrees:

1980: MD, Magna cum Laude, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1992: DSc, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Advanced training in neurosurgery:

1984: Department of Neurosurgery, The General Infirmary, Leeds UK
1984:  Institute of Neurological Science, Department of Neurosurgery, The Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
1987-1989: Visiting Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine CA, and Department of Neurosurgery, Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach CA, USA
1990: International Course on Clinical Neurosurgery, Continuing Education Project, Hanover, Germany (Skull Base Surgery, Spine and Spinal Cord Pathology and Surgery, Brainstem Surgery)
1991: 7th International Course on Advanced Techniques in Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery, Homburg/Saar, Germany
1993: Surgical Workshop. X International Congress of Neurological Surgery, Acapulco, Mexico
1995: Surgical Workshop. European Congress of Neurosurgery, Berlin, Germany
1996: Surgical Workshops (Middle fossa approaches, approaches to petroclival tumor, acoustic neurinomas). International Base of Skull Congress and the North American Skull Base Society, San Diego CA, USA
1996: The Midas Rex Course and Hands-On Workshop.
1998: Course in Base of Skull Surgery and Hands-On Laboratory, Aesculap Akademie, Tuttlingen, Germany
1998: Course in Neuroendoscopy and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Mainz, Germany
2000: Visiting Professor, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA, USA
2000: Visiting Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA, USA
2005: Visiting Professor, Spinal Unit, Steising Vienna Hospital, Vienna, Austria - Training in advanced spinal fusion techniques
2007: Visiting Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York NY, USA - DBS and Movement Disorders Unit
2009: Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery of the cranial base and pituitary fossa, UPMC Pittsburgh MD, USA

Advanced courses in basic sciences:

  • Evoked Potentials and Electrodiagnostics Workshop. University of California, Irvine CA, USA, Feb 1988 and Feb 1989
  • Cellular and Molecular Approaches to Synaptic Plasticity. Society for Neuroscience, Toronto, Canada, 1988
  • AAEE/AEEGS Joint Symposium on Somatosensory Evoked Potentials and Magnetic Stimulation. American Electroencephalographic Society and American Association of Neuroscience San Diego CA, USA, 1988

Academic appointments:

1987-1989: Visiting Researcher, Neurophysiology and Evoked Potential Laboratory, Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine CA, USA
1993: Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1995: Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
2000: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
2000: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of California, Irvine CA, USA
2008: Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
2010: Visiting Associate Professor, Molecular Immunology Lab. Faculty of   Biology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Professional experience:

1979: Rotating Internship, Afula Medical Center, Afula, and Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
1980: Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
1985: Chief Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa Israel.
1986: Senior Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
1990: Instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support Program (ATLS), American College of Surgeons
1992: Deputy Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
2000: Acting Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
2001: Director, Base of Skull Surgery Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
2001: Acting Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
2002-present: Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Rambam Medical Center, and Director, Evoked Potentials Lab, Department of Neurosurgery, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

Public professional activities:

1993-present: Member of the Neurosurgical Board Committee, Israel Medical Association Scientific Committee
1995-present: Examiner in General Surgery Board Examination Stage B
1996-date: Member of the Educational Committee of the Israel Surgical Association and Israel Medical Association Scientific Committee
1996-2001: Member of the Israel Medical Association Scientific Committee’s Ratification Board for Surgical Specialization
1998: Member of Ministry of Health Committee “Recommendations for the treatment of pre-hospital head injured patients"
1998: Member of the Examination Board in Neurosurgery
2005: Member of the Examination Committee of the Israeli Medical Association Scientific Committee

Membership in professional societies:

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA
  • Israeli Neurosurgical Society
  • European Association of Neurosurgery
  • International Association of Neurosurgery
  • Israeli Society of Surgery
  • International Base of Skull Surgery
  • Israeli Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Israeli Trauma Society
  • Israeli Spinal Surgery Society
  • Israeli Society for Neuroscience

Honors:

1997-1998: Distinguished Lecturer Award for exceptional lecturing ability. Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
1980: MD Degree, Magna cum Laude, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Research & Publications:

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