Dr. Shmuel Levartovsky
Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Head of the Ophthalmology Department
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Science, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
1980- 1985- Residency in Ophthalmology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot
1980-1995- Senior Ophthalmologist in the Ophthalmology Department, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot.
1995- Current - Head of the Ophthalmology Department, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon
Continuing Medical Education
1987-1988- Corneal and anterior chamber surgery, Louisville University, Kentucky, USA.
1988-1989- Plastic surgery of the eyelid and lacrimal ducts, Cincinnati University, Ohio, USA.
Membership in Professional Organizations in Israel and Abroad
Israel Medical Association
State Physicians Association
Israel Ophthalmologists Association- board member.
Israeli Society for Research of Vision
American Ophthalmology Association
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Membership in National and International Committees
Member of the National Examination Board of Ophthalmology
A total of 30 publications in medical journals in Israel and abroad have been published so far.
H. Leiba, M. Shimshoni, M. Oliver, N. Gottesman and S. Levartovsky: Long-term follow-up of occlusion therapy for amblyopia. Ophthalmology 108:1552-5, 2001.
S. Levartovsky and A. Lazarovitch: Devastating endophthalmitis caused by Serratia marcescens in two recipients after transplantation of corneal grafts from the same donor. Cell and Tissue Banking 3:45-7, 2002.
S. Levartovsky. I. Reisin, L. Reisin and E. Levartovsky: Bilateral posterior segment intraocular hemorrhage after heparin therapy in a diabetic patient. Isr Med Assoc J. 5:77,2003.
A. Solomon, E. Zamir, S. Levartovsky and J. Frucht-Pery. Surgical management of corneal plaques in vernal keratoconjunctivitis: a clinicopathologic study. Cornea 23:608-12, 2004.
CE Traverso, F. De Feo, A. Messas-Kaplan, P. Denis, S. Levartovsky, E. Sellem, F. Badala, Z. Zagorsky, A. Bron and M. Belkin: Long term effect on IOP of stainless steel glaucoma drainage implant (Ex-PRESS) in combined surgery with phacoemulsification. Br J Ophthalmol. 89:425-9, 2005.
G. Sholohov, S. Levartovsky: Retained ophthalmic viscosurgical device material in the capsular bag 6 months after phacoemulsification. J Cataract Refract Surg 31:627-9,2005.