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Lior Ungar

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


Dr. Lior Ungar is a functional neurosurgeon and pain specialist, integrating both fundamental and clinical research into his practice. He is at the forefront of technological advancements in functional brain surgery, with a focus on treating movement disorders and providing pain relief, including invasive treatments for chronic pain. Dr. Ungar is not only a medical professional but also a committed social and organizational activist. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Young Experts Forum at the Israeli Medical Association and is the founder of the “Mehusgan” Association, which advocates for vaccinations and preventive medicine among children.

Conditions and treatment

  • Functional Brain Surgery
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Movement Disorders
  • Radiosurgery


  • Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director, Functional Neurosurgery and Focused Ultrasound Institute

Education and Training

  • 2003-2006
    Medical Science, Magna Cum Laude. Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2003-2013
    MD, The MD/PhD Program, Magna Cum Laude. Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2006-2010
    PhD, Molecular Biology and Genetics. Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2016
    ECMT Neurostimulation Course XII, December 2-3, 2016 (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 2016
    Raumedic PTO-Workshop (Regensburg, Germany)

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Pain Physician


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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