Prof. Zvi Gimmon

Co-Medical Director

Prof. Zvi GimmonBorn in Haifa, Israel. Prof. Gimmon Studied and Graduated of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School (1960) in Jerusalem. He graduated of the General Surgery Training Program at the Hadassah University Medical Center (1977) in Jerusalem. Prof. Gimmon did clinical and research fellowship in the department of surgery in the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Professor Gimmon is a professor of surgery, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School (1983) and was Chief physician department of surgery, Hadassah University Medical Center.

Prof. Gimmon published more than 110 papers.

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Patients’ Stories

Letter from the Shalagin family from Russia Nikita was born with a congenital deformation – a cleft palate (palatoschisis) and a cleft lip (cheiloschisis). This condition occurs during the first six weeks of pregnancy when the development of the face is coordinated by complex morphogenetic events when the primitive tissue lobes grow. If these tissues fail to meet, a gap appears where the tissues should have joined (fused), resulting in a cleft palate or a Tessier cleft, a condition that occurs in one from every
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