Shaare Zedek’s Director of the Brain Tumour Treatment Unit Dr Iddo Paldo has been appointed  as Vice President of the World Federation of Neurosurgery.  Representing the most senior appointment of any Israeli physician to the prestigious international body of neurosurgery.

Born in Jerusalem, to a family that can trace its roots back nine generations in the city, Dr. Paldor is married and the father of four. He pursued his medical studies and training at Hadassah University Medical Centre before performing fellowships at one of America’s leading brain care centres, Johns Hopkins, and at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia.

The WFNS is the umbrella organization for the world’s leading neurosurgery organizations and is widely recognized as the platform for international collaborations in research and clinical advancement.

Dr. Paldor welcomed the announcement saying, “I’m deeply thankful to the members of the Israeli Neurosurgery Society for their support and for the heads of the international body for honouring me with this prestigious appointment. The field of neurosurgery in Israel positions us as global leaders and I am firmly committed to even further advancing our position as experts on the international stage.”

Dr. Nevo Margalit, Director of Neurosurgery at Shaare Zedek said, “Dr. Paldor only recently joined our team and has quickly made a major impact in a wide variety of areas related to clinical care and research. This recognition is truly a source of pride for all us and I know will allow him to continue to advance the field of Israeli neurosurgery on the world map. It is well known that particularly in our area of medical care, global partnerships are particularly important for professional and technological advancement, so the fact that one of our team is now in this senior position will help us make a continued positive impact on the forward development of neurosurgery locally and around the world.”