Prof. Ofer Gofrit

Director of the Department of Urology


  • Tumors of the Kidney
  • Prostate and urinary bladder
  • Laparoscopic surgeries
  • Robotic surgeries using the Da vinci robot




  • 1980-1986 Medical School, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
  • 1987-1988 Internship, Poria Medical Center & Shaare Zedek Hospital
  • 1991-1999 Residency – Urology Resident, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem,
  • 2001-2005  PhD , The Hebrew University, (Supervised by Prof. A. Hochberg)
  • 2006-2007  Fellowship – Minimally Invasive Urologic Oncology, Chicago University Hospital, Chicago, IL




  • Israel Medical License, #19599, 1988
  • ECFMG, #  412-610-8, 1989
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)- Instructor, 1994




  • Ergonomic single-handed biopsy gun with variable stroke length (figures). Developed by Hadasit with the aid of a grant from the Horowitz fund.(50,000$).
  • Stage A examination in Urologic Surgery, 1994
  • Stage B examination in Urologic surgery, 1999
  • Urology Specialist # 17478,  November 1999,




  • 1994, October 1- Instructor in Urologic Surgery, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School
  • 1997, April 1- Lecturer in Urologic Surgery, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School
  • 2004, March 21- Senior Lecturer in Urologic Surgery,Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School
  • 2008, October 26- Associate Professor in Urologic Surgery, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School




  • Member of Medical School Admission Committee- since April 2002
  • Member of Medical School Animal Facility Ethics Committee- since November 2003




Reviewer for the following journals:


  1. European Urology
  2. Journal of Endourology
  3. Clinical Genitourinay Cancer
  4. World Journal of Urology
  5. Pharmacogenomics
  6. Indian Journal of Urology
  7. Journal of Endocrinological investigation
  8. BMC Urology
  9. Indian Journal of Cancer
  10. Platelets
  11. Journal of Medical Case Reports
  12. Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
  13. Cancer Detection and Prevention


Teacher in the post-graduate school for family physicians-Urology course.




  1. 1980-81, 1983-5  The Dean list for excellence in Medical Studies.
    1982    The Rector list for excellence
  1. 1995 ON Gofrit, S Schwrtzenberg, D Pode. The effect of diclofenac (Voltaren®) on the obstructed kidney. Price for excellence in The Biennial Urologic Congress, Eilat
  2. 1996 ON Gofrit, V Barak, B Nisman, PD Lebensart, G Pizov,
  3. A Shapiro, S Meretyk, D Pode. The efficacy of the free/total PSA ratio in predicting the presence of prostate cancer in patients with total PSA of 4-10 ng/ml. Price for excellence in the 16th meeting of the Urology Society, Eilat
  4. 1996 S Meretyk, ON Gofrit, AG Verstandig , D Gulijanin, T Sasson, M Nusenbaum, R Katz, A Shapiro, EH Landau, I Romanovsky, G Katz , D Pode D. Complete staghorn calculus: random prospective comparison between ESWL monotherapy and combined PCNL and ESWL. Price for excellence in the 16th meeting of the Urology Society, Eilat
  5. 1999 ON Gofrit, M Pines, A Nagler, M O’hana, O Genina,
  6. D Pode. The effects of Halofuginon, a specific inhibitor of collagen type
  7. synthesis, on urethral stricture formation: In vivo and invitro studies in a rat model. Price for excellence in the 19th Meeting of the Urology Society, Jerusalem
  8. 2000 ON Gofrit, D Pode, S Meretyk, G Katz, A Shapiro, D Golijanin, OZ Shenfeld, EH Landau. ESWL for the treatment of ureteral and large renal stones in children. Price for the best work in endourology. The 20th Meeting of the Urology Society, Eilat




  1. 1998-9: The joint Hadassah & Hebrew Universitygrant, “The Effect of Halofuginone -an Inhibitor of Collagen Type I Synthesis on Urethral Fibroblasts and on Experimental Urethral Stricture”. In collaboration with Dr. A. Nagler and Dr. M. Pines. 15000/30000$. (Ref #23).
  2. 2001-3: The Tchorsh fund, “Suicide gene therapy” in patients suffering from superficial bladder tumors”50,000 Sequels. (Ref # 37, 40, 46).
  3. 2005-7: The Shlomo Eisenberg grant, “An animal model for assessment of neural damage caused by ultrasonic endoshears coagulation device”. In collaboration with Dr. Ran Katz. 10,000/20,000 Sequels.
  4. 2005-7: The Philip Morris External Research Program 2005. “An individualized DNA based therapy of bladder cancer”. In collaboration with Dr. Abraham Hochberg, Dr. Patricia Ohana and Dr. Suhail Ayesh. 100,000/405,000$. (Ref #37, 40, 46, 50).
  5. 2006-7: The Horowitz Grant, “Development of a new biopsy gun for prostate biopsies”. 50,000$.




  • Ergonomic single-handed biopsy gun with variable stroke length (figures). Developed by Hadasit with the aid of a grant from the Horowitz fund.(50,000$).


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