Fields of Certifications
- General Neurosurgery
- Functional Neurosurgery
- Surgery of Metastatic tumors
- Surgery of Meningiomas
- Surgery for Chronic pain conditions (trigeminal neuralgia, phantom, post paraplegia and post brachial plexus injury pain)
- Surgery for Movement Disorders (Tremor, Parkinson's Disease, Dystonia, Spasticity)
Education & Fellowships
- Fellowship, 1989 - 1991, Dept of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, USA, Radiosurgery and Functional Neurosurgery
- Residency, 1982 - 1989, Dept of Neurosurgery, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Israel
- Internship, 1980 - 1981, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Israel
- Medical School, 1972 - 1979, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
Born in Montevideo Uruguay, September 10, 1953. In 1979 completed his studies in Medicine and received his MD from Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay. In 1980 immigrated to Israel where he resides to this day. Father of three.
Resident in Neurosurgery at Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer from 1982 to 1989. Boad Certified in Neurosurgery, Israel, 1989
Between June 1989 and June 1991 served as Clinical Fellow in Functional Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery, at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, working with William A Friedman and Frank Bova who at the time were just starting up their pioneering work in LINAC radiosurgery.
Upon his return to Israel, Dr Spiegelman founded the first Radiosurgery facility in the Middle East, at Sheba Medical Center, which opened December 1992. This LINAC based unit has since treated over 3000 thousand patients.
In 2000 this service was given a formal position of a Unit within the Department of Neurosurgery with Dr. Spiegelmann appointed as its Head.
Dr. Spiegelmann has been very active in the diffusion of Radiosurgery both nationally and internationally. Dr. Spiegelmann specializes in the combined approach of microsurgery and radiosurgery as applied to the treatment of difficult clinical situations such as metastatic brain disease, acoustic neurinomas and meningiomas.
Dr Spiegelmann is member of several international professional societies. He served for 10 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Stereotactic Radiosurgery (ISRS), and was President of this Society between 2007 and 2009.
Dr. Spiegelmann is a Senior Staff Neurosurgeon at the Department of Neurosurgery, at Chaim Sheba Medical Center, and has been very active in functional neurosurgery. This began in the early 1990s with lesional surgery for movement disorder and continues now with Deep Brain Stimulation.
By being the first functional neurosurgeon in the country, Dr Spiegelmann introduced GPI pallidotomy, DBS, SCS, ITB, and a host of stereotactic and open functional procedures to the therapeutic armamentarium in Israel.
Surgery for chronic pain conditions and surgery for movement disorders continue to be central to his professional activities.
Dr. Spiegelmann is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN).
- Head, Stereotactic Radiosurgery Unit, and Functional Neurosurgery Service, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
- Chief Counselor in Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Radiation Therapy Department, Assuta Hospital, Tel Aviv
- Past President, International Radiosurgery Society (ISRS)
- Member, Board of Directors, World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN)
- Senior Adviser, The Israel Society against Cancer
- Counselor, Instituto de Neurologia, Hospital de Clinicas, Montevideo, Uruguay
- Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
- Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery, University of Tel Aviv, Israel