- Neurology and Movement Disorders
Prof. Sharon Hassin-Baer (MD) is a Neurologist and Movement Disorders specialist, the director of one of the largest Movement Disorders centers in the Middle East, placed at the Chaim Sheba Movement Disorders Institute.
She began her studies in the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa Israel in 1985. After the second year she moved to continue her studies at Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, which she finished in 1991. She had her internship in 1991-2 in Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, and then residency in the Department of Neurology, at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Ramat Gan, (1991-1997). She then went through clinical fellowship in Movement disorders with Prof. Nir Giladi at the Movement disorders Unit of the Department of Neurology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv (1997-8).
Since 1997-she serves as a senior neurologist at the Department of Neurology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center and a staff member at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.
At 1999 she founded the Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Clinic, which became the Movement Disorders Institute in 2014. The Institute is a center of knowledge and excellence, implementing many of the world’s most advanced and unique treatment methodologies for movement disorders particularly, Parkinson’s disease, essential and other forms of tremor, dystonia and more.
Prof. Hassin-Baer is a leading Movement Disorders specialist in Israel and her skills are unique in their combination of expertise in movement disorders diagnostics with both pharmacologic therapeutics and surgical interventions for movement disorders. Prof. Hassin-Baer has been the first neurologist in Israel which was invested in the field of functional surgical interventions for Movement Disorders, acquiring her skills in this field at the world leading movement disorders surgical centers and teams in the United states, Canada and Europe. She has participated in these procedures since the mid 1990’s consisting of surgical pallidotomies and thalamotomies and later deep brain stimulation implantations at Sheba Medical Center with the functional neurosurgeon Dr. Roberto Spiegelmann. She founded the DBS clinic at Sheba in 2002 and has been a leading lecturer and instructor in the field.
Since 2015 focus- ultrasound thalamotomies have been performed at Sheba Medical Center.
A patient that arrives at the Movement Disorders Institute will undergo an interdisciplinary assessment and will be referred for diagnostic procedures (MRI, Brain PET Scan, EEG, EMG/NCV, neuropsyhcological assessment) the appropriate treatment in accordance with his medical condition.
Conditions and treatment
- Friedreich ataxia
- Botulinum Toxin injections for movement disorders
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple system atrophy
- Gait and balance disorders
- Tourette Syndrome
- Cerebellar Ataxia
- Fragile X tremor ataxia syndrome
- Deep brain stimulation
- Progressive supranuclear palsy
- Huntington Disease
- Essential Tremor
- Senior neurologist
- Director of the Movement Disorders Institute
- Associate professor, Tel-Aviv University
Education and Training
- Graduate of the Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Medical School
- Internship in Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
- Residency in Neurology, Sheba Medical Center
Anodic versus cathodic neurostimulation of the subthalamic nucleus:
A randomized-controlled study of acute clinical effects.
Exploring determinants of progression in Parkinson’s disease
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