The Department of Neurology
At Sheba Medical Center, we believe in an integrative approach to medicine. When medical providers across different specialities work together as a team and are focused on complete patient care – that is world class medicine with a personal touch. In our Department of Neurology, neurologists, radiologists, physiotherapists, neurosurgeons, pathologists, and pediatric neurologists all work in concert for the betterment of our patients.
We have several different units within our Neurology Department to provide our patients within specialized, expert diagnoses and care. Here are some important facts about the department at large:
- There are 18 total inpatient beds in the department.
- Our Neurology Department cares for 1,400 inpatients each year.
- The department sees 9,500 outpatients each year.
The Stroke Wing in the Neurology department reflects Sheba’s commitment to holistic therapy, offering an integration of physical therapy, medical therapy, occupational therapy, and surgery. This unit boasts both Doppler laboratories as well as research laboratories.
Additionally, Sheba is proud to be the first institute in Israel providing tPA drug therapy for stroke patients.
In addition to our Stroke Wing, the Neurology Department at Sheba Medical Center also has a Parkinson’s Disease Unit for the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from this debilitating disease.
We also maintain facilities for electromyography and nerve conduction studies, for accurate diagnosis of neuromuscular disease. Finally, we have some of the top specialists in the country working in our Epilepsy and Electroencephalography Unit for the diagnosis and management of various seizure disorders.
Prof. Joab Chapman is the director of Sheba’s Department of Neurology. He earned his MD in 1986 from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and then also received his PhD in biochemistry. Prof. Chapman completed a fellowship in neurogenetics at the National Institutes of Health in the United States.
Prof. Chapman’s expertise lies in many areas, including neurogenetics and neuroimmunology. He has authored over 70 peer-reviewed studies and teaches at the Sackler School of Medicine.