Doug Zippel

Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center Clinical Partner Team Member

I was born and grew up in New York City in the United States. Taking a leave of absence during pre-med studies at the University of Pennsylvania, I ended up in Israel, and decided to continue my medical education at Tel Aviv University. I knew from the start I wanted to be a surgeon. I was particularly interested in Surgical Oncology, combining my love of surgical training with the intense satisfaction of working closely with cancer patients to help them overcome their illnesses. Upon completion of surgical residency, I did a surgical oncology fellowship in Calgary Canada, in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Upon my return to Israel I focused my surgical practice on breast cancer and melanoma. Currently I am the medical director of The Meirav Center of Breast Health, at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center. This is the largest and most active breast unit in Israel, comprising of both surgical and radiology staffs, a high risk dedicated BRCA clinic, a breast plastic surgery clinic, as well as being an integral part of Sheba’s breast cancer IPU, which brings together in one unit along with the Meirav center, all the disciplines treating breast cancer, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, and social services.
I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Surgery at Tel Aviv University, and I am a member of SSO, ESSO, ASCO, as well as on the editorial Board of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.
I live outside of Tel Aviv with my wife (also a surgeon) children and Vizsla.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement number 101057389