Dr Constantini graduated from Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, where he completed his residency in 1990. Between 1991- 1993 he worked as a clinical fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery to the legendary Prof Fred Epstein at NYU Medical Center. In 1993 he returned to Hadassah to take up a position of an attending. In 1993 he moved to Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center to become the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital. He is also the Director of the Gilbert Israeli & International Neurofibromatosis Center (IINFC). Indeed, one of Prof Constantini’s lectures tomorrow will be about optic pathway gliomas.
Dr Constantini has received numerous awards, including the Fulbright Fellowship and The Mahaly Best Clinical Research Award of the AANS. He is the author of over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, over 40 book chapters. Dr Constantini serves on editorial and advisory boards of a number of journals and holds several leadership positions in international neurosurgical associations. He is the General Secretary of the ISPN(International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery), vice president of the EANS and the President-elect of IFNE (International Federation of Neuroendoscopy). It is only fitting for his first lecture to be dedicated to Neuroendoscopy. Prof Constantini is a great physician, master surgeon and passionate aducator. He is one of those surgeons who truly wants to pass his knowledge and experience, good and less good, onto whoever wants to learn.
Written by Thomas Santarius