Tamir Ben-Hur, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology; Chair, Division of Clinical Neurosciences And Department of Neurology; Hadassah University Hospital

Ben-Hur earned his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees (in Virology) from the Hebrew University (1989), trained in Neurology at Hadassah University Hospital (until 1994) and conducted post-doctoral studies at The Pasteur Institute in Paris (1995-97). He is Chief permanent physician in the Department of Neurology (since 2000), served as head of the program for Neurology, Neurosurgery and Rehabilitation in the Hebrew University – Hadassah Faculty of Medicine (1999-2005), and as member of the teaching and research committees of the Faculty of Medicine (1999-2005). He was treasurer of the Israeli Neurological Association (since 2002-2008), and member of its scientific committee.

He is Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Hadassah University Medical Center since 2005.

Prof. Ben-Hur’s research projects focus on the therapeutic properties of stem cells, and their bilateral interactions with the nervous system in normal and pathologic states. His clinical interests are in general Neurology, and Neuro-immunology. He has published numerous papers in basic and clinical neurosciences, and serves on the editorial board of several neuroscience journals. Prof. Ben-Hur presents the field of basic and clinical translation of cell therapy in neurological diseases in many international conferences.


Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Fainstein, N., Dori, D., Frid, K., Fritz, A. T., Shapiro, I., Gabizon, R., & Ben-Hur, T. Chronic progressive neurodegeneration in a transgenic mouse model of Prion disease, Frontiers in Neuroscience, November 11, 2016, Read More

Fainstein N, Dan-Goor N, Ben-Hur T. Resident brain neural precursor cells develop age-dependent loss of therapeutic functions in Alzhiemer’s mice, Neurobiology of Aging, August 6, 2018, Read More

Ben-Menachem-Zidon, O., Ben-Menahem, Y., Ben-Hur, T., & Yirmiya, R. Intra-hippocampal transplantation of neural precursor cells with transgenic over-expression of IL-1 receptor antagonist rescues memory and neurogenesis impairments in an Alzheimer’s disease model, Neuropsychopharmacology, August 19, 2013, Read More