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Born in Montevideo Uruguay, September 10, 1953.
In 1979 completed his studies in Medicine and received his
MD from Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay. In 1980 immigrated to Israel where he resides to this day. Father of three. Resident in Neurosurgery at Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer from 1982 to 1989.
Boad Certified in Neurosurgery, Israel, 1989
Between June 1989 and June 1991 served as Clinical Fellow in Functional Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery, at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, working with William A Friedman and Frank Bova who at the time were just starting up their pioneering work in LINAC radiosurgery.
Upon his return to Israel, Dr Spiegelman founded the first Radiosurgery facility in the Middle East, at Sheba Medical Center, which opened December 1992. This LINAC based unit has since treated over 3500 patients.
Dr. Spiegelmann is a Senior Staff Neurosurgeon at the Department of Neurosurgery
The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, and has been very active in functional neurosurgery, during the 1990s doing lesional surgery for movement disorders and now Deep Brain Stimulation. By being the first functional neurosurgeon in the country, Dr Spiegelmann introduced GPI pallidotomy, DBS, SCS, ITB, and a host of stereotactic and open functional procedures to the therapeutic armamentarium in Israel.
Dr. Spiegelmann has been very active in the diffusion of radiosurgery both nationally and internationally. He has served for ten years in the Board of Directors of the International Society for Stereotactic Radiosurgery (ISRS) and served as its President between 2007 and 2009.
Dr. Spiegelmann is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN)