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Prof. Gabriel Zeilig

Gabriel Zeilig

Director of Neurological Rehabilitation Center, Sheba Medical Center

Specialty: Neurology
Fields of Specialty: Neurological Rehabilitation
Languages: Hebrew, English

Education & Fellowships:

  • Medicine Graduate, University of Milano Medical School, Milano, Italy (1976-1983)
  • Internship, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer (1983-1984)
  • Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer (1985-1990)
  • Specialty License in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Board Certification in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (1992)
  • Fellowship, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A, Critical Care, Neurology and Rehabilitation, Neurotrauma Critical Care (Research) & Neurorehabilitation (1993-1995)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A, Spasticity evaluation using a “Kin Com” device, Supervisors: Zeev Dvir, Ph.D., and Abraham Ohry, M.D.


Recent Activities:

  • Beit Halochem, Veteran’s Sports, Recreation & Rehabilitation Center, Tel Aviv, Israel - Attending Physician (1987 to date)
  • Ministry of Defense - Authorized Physician (1989 to date)
  • “Lewis” National Rehabilitation Institute for Orthotics - Authorized Physician (1989 to date)
  • The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel - Neurological rehabilitation, Director (1999 to date)
  • IDF - Consultant physician for neurological rehabilitation (2003 to date)
  • The Israeli National Insurance Institute - Consultant physician (2009 to date)


Career Accomplishments:

  • Membership in professional societies:
    1. Israel Medical Association, Israel (1983 to date)
    2. Israel Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Israel (1986 to date)
    3. International Medical Society of Paraplegia, England (1987 to date)
    4.  Israel Association of Neurotrauma, Israel (1994 to date)
    5. American Society of Neurorehabilitation, USA (1995 to date)
    6. American Spine Injury Association (ASIA), USA (1995 to date)
    7. Israel Association of Spine medicine (2000 to date)
  • Doctoral students supervised by candidate (Manuel Zwecker- 2001 &Ari Keren Yaar-2004)


Academic Involvement:

  • School of Nursing and School of Physiotherapy, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Lecturer (1987 to date)
  • Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Lecturer (2005 to date)
  • Active participation in scientific meetings (1986- 2007)
  • Studies:
    1. Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    2. Post Graduate Course, Rehabilitation Medicine (1986-1990)
    3. The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    4. Bobath method in treatment of CVA (cardiovascular accidents) (1987)
    5. Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    6. Somatosensory monitoring in DREZ lesion surgery (1992)
    7. Sackler School of Medicine, School of Continuing Medical Education, Tel Aviv University
    8. Treatment of chronic and acute pain (1993)
    9. Sackler School of Medicine, School of Continuing Medical Education, Tel Aviv University
    10. Diploma in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (1995-1996)
    11. Austin Health, Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Center, Melbourne, Australia
    12. Surgical rehabilitation of the upper limb in tetraplegia (2006)
    13. Otto Bock healthcare center, Wiena, Austria
    14. Neurostimulation: Implantable Peroneal Stimulator Actigait (2007)
    15. 4th Coloplast Symposium for Current Topics on Spinal Cord Injuries. September 25, 2010, Humlebaek, Denmark (2010)

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