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Prof. Ruth Defrin

School of Health Professions

Dept. of Physical Therapy

Research: Pain perception, mechanism of chronic pain following a nervous system injury, pain and stress


Dr. Silviu Brill 

Sourasky Medical Center

Director, Chronic & Acute Pain Center

Research: Neuropathic pain. Invasive procedures, Use of cannabis as pain treatment


Faculty of Medicine- School of Medicine

Prof. Chagi Pick

Dept. of Anatomy & Anthropology

Research: Cognitive and behavioral alterations following traumatic brain injury (both blunt- and blast- induced), and various other aspects of sub-threshold brain pathologies

Lab Website

Prof. Gregory Livshits

Dept. of Anatomy & Anthropology

Research: Genetic and metabolic research of age-dependent chronic degenerative disease

Dr. Murat Bahar

Dept. of Anesthesiology

Research: Anesthesiology

Prof. Bernard Attali

Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology

Research: Structure, biophysics and physiology of normal and diseased potassium channels in brain and heart

Lab Website

Dr. Yehonatan Haitin

Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology

Faculty of Medicine- School of Dental Medicine

Efraim Winocur, DMD

Orofacial Pain Clinic 

Research: Dental neuropathic pain, Orofacial pain


Prof. Ilana Eli

Dept. of Oral Biology

Research: Stress, pain and behavior in dental care

Dr. Emodi Perlman Alona

Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Faculty of Medicine- School of Health Professions

Dr. Semyon Melnikov

Dept.of Nursing

Research: Organ donation; Health system preparedness in case of disaster

Tami Bar-Shalita, Ph.D., O.T.

Dept.of Occupational Therapy

Research: Elucidating Sensory modulation disorder (SMD) and pain processing

Dr. Oren Asman

Dept.of Nursing

Research: Bioethics and health law

Nirit Geva

Dept.of Physical Therapy

Research: Interactions between pain and stress

Merav Bar Yoav

Dept.of Physical Therapy

Research: Predicting neuropathic pain in spinal cord injuries

Faculty of Life Sciences

Prof. Nava Zisapel

Dept. of Neurobiology

Research: Neurobiology, Neuropharmacology, Biological clock, Melatonin, Sleep

Deborah Rapaport, Ph.D.

Dept. of Cell Research & Immunology

Tom Schonberg

Dept. of Neurobiology

Research: Neural basis of behavioral change, Value-based decision making, Learning, Effort and motivation 

Lab Website

Other Faculties

Prof. Itay Barnea

Faculty of Engineering

Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Prof. Karni Ginzburg

Faculty of Social Work

Dept. of Social Work

Research: Reciprocal relations between stress and somatic illness and the dynamics of adaptation to various types of traumatic events

Prof. Zahava Solomon

Faculty of Social Work

Dept. of Social Work

Research: Mass trauma research


Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Jacob (Kobby) N. Ablin

Sourasky Medical Center

Fibromyalgia Clinic Director

Research: Fibromyalgia; Rheumatology​

Prof. Jean-Jacques Vatine

Reuth Medical & Rehabilitation Center

Director, Outpatient Rehabilitation Division

Research: Neuropathic pain; Osteoarthritis

Gabi Zeilig, M.D.

Chaim Sheba Medical Center

Research: Neurological rehabilitation

Yulia Levin Meletz

Reuth Medical & Rehabilitation Center

Research: Rehabilitative Psychology

Dr. Ido Strauss

Sourasky Medical Center

Research: Neurosurgical pain treatment

Motti Ratmansky, M.D.

Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital

Research: Pain after a stroke, pain and sleep, use of TDCS treatment for pain

Dr. Meidan Goldfinger

Sourasky Medical Center

Pain Care Unit

Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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