Prof. Aviram Nissan has been named head of the Department of Surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center, succeeding Prof. Avi Rivkind, who has completed his tenure of 10 years in that position. Prof. Rivkind continues as Director of Hadassah’s Trauma Unit and Senior Physician in the Department of General Surgery.

A graduate of the Hebrew University and the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, where he now serves as Associate Professor of Surgery, Prof. Nissan completed his internship and a residency in the Department of Surgery at Hadassah-Mt. Scopus, as well as a residency in the Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Born in the United States, he also served as Research Fellow in the Colorectal Service of the Department of Surgery at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in NY. Prof. Nissan also completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology in Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Department of Surgery.

Until 2011, Prof. Nissan served as Attending Surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Hadassah-Mt. Scopus. He returns to Hadassah to assume his new position after two years as Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the Rabin Medical Center’s Beilinson Hospital.

Prof. Nissan is the recipient of many research awards and honors, as well as research grants from institutions in Israel and abroad. His dedication to research has resulted in the publication of over 100 articles, case reports, and editorials in prestigious medical journals, as well as invitations to present his research findings at national and international medical conferences. His main research areas are Peritoneal Surface Malignancies and Colorectal Cancer.

Married and the father of two children, Prof. Nissan completed his military service as a Major in the Paratrooper regiment of the Israel Defense Forces.