Professor in Surgery, Gideon Uretzky is a world-wide recognized authority in the field of cardio surgery.
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A prominent cardiac surgeon, Professor Gideon Uretzky is the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at the Ichilov Medical Center – Sourasky Public Hospital in Israel.
Professional path of Professor Gideon Uretzky began in 1964 at the Medical School of Hebrew University, Ein Karem, Jerusalem.
1974-1980 he was training residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Karem, Jerusalem.
1980-1982: Advanced training at the Mayo Clinic, USA, in cardiothoracic surgery, as well as a research fellow at the University Hospital of Harvard University, Boston, USA.
1985: Advanced training in valve repair surgery, Paris, France, under the direction of Prof. Carpentier.
1974: Advanced training in Hyperbaric Medicine at the Maritime Medicine Institute of the British Navy.
The Professor has been successfully operating for more than 40 years, carrying out complex open-heart surgeries including complicated operations on heart valve replacement and many others.
Among Professor’s patients there are a lot of children who are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. By now many of them are completely healthy adults.
1974-1980: Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, Jerusalem
1982-1991 Consultant, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, Jerusalem
1991-2000 Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa
2000 Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.
In addition to research activities, Gideon Uretzky is actively teaching at Israeli universities in Tel – Aviv and Haifa. He is openly sharing his extensive experience in the field of cardiology with future colleagues.
His career as a professor has started long ago:
1977-1979 Instructor in Surgery, Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem
1979-1983 Lecturer in Surgery, Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem
1982 Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
1983-1987 Senior lecturer in Surgery, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem
1987-1993 Associate Professor in Surgery, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem
1992 Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
1994-1996 Member, Rappaport Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences
2001 Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
For many years, Professor Gideon Uretzky is carrying out research activity implementing latest methods of heart surgery. His researches and clinical methods are used by many surgeons worldwide. Prestigious international medical journals published more than 150 of his works. In short, the Professor possesses:
Over 150 publications in professional journals
Chapters in several professional books
Over 250 abstracts – 1971-2000, 2001-2006
For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.
Membership in Professional Societies
The list of professional associations of Professor Gideon Uretzky simply astonishes:
1966 Israel Society of Physiology and Pharmacology
1966 Israel Society of Biomedical Engineering
1971 European Undersea Biomedical Society
1970 Fellow of the Research Council of the International College of Angiology
1973 International Society for Artificial Organs
1980 American Medical Association
1980 Minnesota Medical Association
1980 Zumbro Valley Medical Society
1982 Massachusetts Medical Society
1980 Israel Surgical Society
1983 Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
1982 Mayo Clinic Alumni Society
1982 Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Alumni Society
1982 James T. Priestly Surgical Society
1980 Israel Heart Society
1982 International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
1984 International Society for Heart Research
1984 European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
1986 International Society for Heart Transplantation
1982 International Society and Federation of Cardiology
1982 Asian-Pacific Society of Cardiology
1987 The New York Academy of Sciences
1987 International Society of Applied Cardiovascular Biology
1988 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
1989 Member of Academy of Surgical Research
1992 American Society of Thoracic Surgeons
1993 Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
1997 Member of American Heart Association
1998 Member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS)