Prof. Naftali Freud
Pediatric Surgery
Remedy Tours, Tuesday 18 November 2008 - 00:00:00

Head of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery, Medical Center, Israel  Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Freud graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Buenos Aires University, Argentina, and completed his residency training in Pediatric Surgery at the Ricardo Gutierrez Children's Hospital of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He continued his training in Pediatric Surgical Oncology as a visiting surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA, and in Pediatric Trauma at the Emergency Medicine Trauma Center at the Children's National Medical Center, Washington, USA and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. He studied Pediatric Laparoscopy with Prof Klass Bax, one of the world's pioneers in this field at the Wilhemina Children's Hospital, Utrecht, Holland, and in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, and Advanced Pediatric Laparoscopy at the Jean D'arc Policlinic, Lyon, France. Prof. Freud underwent training in the Surgical Treatment of Chest Wall Deformities at children's hospitals of Dresden and Manheim, Germany.

As deputy to Prof. Michael Zer, Prof. Freud co-founded the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery at Beilinson Medical Center in 1987 and at Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel in 1992. He pioneered Pediatric Laparoscopy in 1994, and remains one of the leaders in this field in Israel today. Additionally, Prof. Freud introduced surgical repair of Funnel Chest utilizing the Nuss Procedure in 2000, and currently leads treatment in Israel for children with chest wall deformities.

Prof. Freud is Member of the Examination Board and of the Accreditation Committee for Medical Trainee Programs of the Scientific Council of the Israeli Medical Association, as well as a Research Fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Prof. Freud is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Israel Medical Association, the Israel Trauma Society, the Israel Association of Pediatric Surgery, the Israeli Society for Endoscopic Surgery, the Israel Surgical Society, and the British Association of Pediatric Surgeons. He has published numerous articles in various peer-reviewed journals.

Prof. Freud's main professional activity is dedicated to congenital malformations, mainly gastrointestinal anomalies of the esophagus and imperforated anus as well as a range of common problems in childhood such as undescended testicles and Inguinal Hernia. He has vast experience in minimal invasive (laparoscopic) surgery of the abdomen and chest, and specializes in the treatment of chest wall deformities such as Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum.

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