Dr. Yoav Nachum

Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, November 2012


2007                M.D., Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2002                BSc.Med, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

1998-1999       The Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students, Tel Aviv University

Postgraduate Training

2008-2013       Ophthalmology Residency, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva

2008-2011       Student, School of Continuing Medical Education, Tel Aviv University

    1. Internship, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva

Board Certification

2011                Israeli Board of Medicine, Ophthalmology – Step 1 out of 2

Academic/Clinical Appointments

2011                Clinical Instructor, Division of Ophthalmology, Tel Aviv University


2011                Rabin Medical Center Young Researcher Grant

2004                National Internet search competition winner

Other Work Experience

2007-2008       Physician, General Surgery and Hemato-Oncology Departments, Rabin Medical Center

2005-2007       Internet information gathering instructor for large companies in   Israel – Self employed

2004-2006       Internet research column writer, The Marker Magazine, Israel

2001-2007       Business Development Manager, Analyst - Infolink Ltd., Competitive Intelligence gathering company.

1999-2001       Health instructor for elementary schools in Jerusalem, Perach Project

1999                Research Assistant, Interdisciplinary Center for Technological Analysis and Forecasting at Tel Aviv University 

Military Service

2011                Reserve company commander course, Home front command, IDF

2009-2011       Reserve military medicine division commander, Home front command, IDF, 1st lieutenant

1995-1998       Analyst, Intelligence Corps, IDF


Cornea and anterior segment Surgery, Clinical judgment and decision-making, Information systems in medicine, Clinical education, Vipassana Meditation and Buddhism.  

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nahum Y. Bahar I. a thin-rimmed donor cornea for Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea. 2011;30(11):1287-8.

Snir M, Hasanreisoglue M, Goldenberg-Cohen N, Friling R, Katz K, Nachum Y, Benjamini Y, Herscovici Z, Axer-Siegel R. Suppression of the oculocephalic reflex (doll's eyes phenomenon) in normal full-term babies. Curr Eye Res. 2010 May;35(5):370-4.

Nahum Y, Neumann H, Rachmiel R. A patient with Iridoschisis, Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma and Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy – Accepted for publication by the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology

Nahum Y, Spierer A. Ocular features of Marfan syndrome: diagnosis and management. Isr Med Assoc J. 2008 Mar;10(3):179-81.

Nahum Y, Tenenbaum A, Wexler I, Levy-Khademi F. Effect of eutectic mixture of local anesthetics (EMLA) for pain relief during suprapubic aspiration in young infants: a randomized, controlled trial. Clin J Pain. 2007; 23(9)

Nahum Y. Advanced online search techniques and dedicated search engines for physicians. Harefuah. 2008 Feb;147(2):145-8, 182, 181.

Posters and Abstracts

D Weinberger, T R Burke, Y Nahum, B Levant, A Levant, SD Smith, S Chang. Computer-Assisted Volumetric Sub-Analysis of Intraretinal Cysts Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Correlation With Visual Acuity. ARVO abstract 1048/A611, ARVO 2010.

D Weinberger, Y Nahum, A Levant, B Levant. Computer Assisted Volumetric Analysis of Macular Intraretinal Cysts using Optical Coerence Tomography. Poster, ISVER Annual Meeting, 2010

Peer-Reviewed Publications and Patents In Review

Nahum Y, Bahar I, Livnat T, Nisgav Y, Weinberger D. Remote manipulation of a posterior lamellar corneal graft using a magnetic field. Submitted for ISVER meeting 2012.

Weinberger D, Nahum Y, Burke T, Levant A, Levant B, Chang S. Computer-assisted volumetric analysis of macular intraretinal cysts using optical coherence tomography. Submitted for Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Journal, 2011.

Nahum Y. Method and system for manipulating tissues. USPTO Provisional Patent application no. 61/561,961. 2011.

Current and Future Fellows

Past Fellows