Prof. Herbert Freund

Co-Medical Director

Prof. Herbert Freund  Born in Haifa, Israel. Prof. Freund Graduate of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. He graduated of the General Surgery Training Program at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem. Advanced Post-Graduate training at the Harvard Medical School and the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Professor Freund is a professor of surgery, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School (1983) and Chief of Surgery, Hadassah University Medical Center – Mount Scopus (1989-2008).

Prof. Freund’s main fields of expertise are: surgical oncology; surgical endocrinology; surgical metabolism and nutrition; surgical education. He is the author of over 310 scientific publications and book chapters in the medical literature.

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Patients’ Stories

As told by Maria, iMER coordinator: This was one of my first big neurosurgical cases, concerning a surgery for a brain tumor, and I remember everything as clearly as if it happened just a few days ago. There are some medical cases that seem ordinary, but they are not: the illusion that everything is happening on its own is created by accurate and well-timed decisions of many people, decisions that allow the patient to receive life-saving treatment…. V. was a young woman, a college student,
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