Prof. Gideon Uretzky

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.


Further Education/Fellowship:


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.


Clinical Experience


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.


Academic Experience


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)