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Lior Ungar

  • MD
  • PhD
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pain
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pain
  • Hebrew
  • English


Doctor Lior Ungar is the vice chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Sheba Medical Center. He is a MD graduate of the Tel-aviv University Faculty of Medicine, Israel and a renowned specialist in neurosurgery and pain medicine.

Following his work in neurosurgery and the pain unit at Sheba, Dr. Ungar has had an extensive experience in treating of benign and malignant tumors of the brain, practices functional and stereotactic neurosurgery and performed hundreds of complex surgeries in cases of chronic facial and spinal pain, Parkinson’s, tremor and dystonia.

Dr. Ungar participates in numerous neurology, neurosurgery and pain studies and has had his work published in several scientific journals. Dr. Ungar is an active member in various academic societies, including the North American Association of Functional Neurosurgery, the Israeli Neurosurgical Society, The Israeli neuromodulation society and the Israeli pain society.

Dr. Ungar specializes in implantation of electrostimulators (DBS, VNS, RNS, SCS) for patients with essential tremor, Parkinson’s, dystonia, epilepsy and chronic pain.

He was awarded several prizes for academic and clinical activity.

Conditions and treatment

  • Stereotactic neurosurgery
  • Focus ultrasound
  • Oncological neurosurgery
  • Essential tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Neurosurgery
  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Buclofen pump
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Brain tumors
  • Neurological pain
  • Parkinson's
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Facial pain
  • Spinal pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Morphine pump


  • Vice chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Sheba Medical Center
  • Head of functional neurosurgery unit
  • Head of the brain focus ultrasound center

Education and Training

  • MD graduate from the Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University
  • Residency in Neurosurgery at the Sheba Medical Center
  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurological Surgery Fellowship, Sheba Medical Center
  • Pain Fellowship, Sheba Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pain Medicine


LINAC Radiosurgery for Glomus Jugulare Tumors: Retrospective - Cohort Study of 23 Patients. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

Utility of the Polestar N30 Low-Field MRI System for Resecting Non-Enhancing Intra-Axial Brain Lesions. Epub 2021 Feb 9.

Comparison of Frame-Based Versus Frameless Image-Guided Intracranial Stereotactic Brain Biopsy: A Retrospective Analysis of Safety and Efficacy. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

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