Biography-Dr. Shimon Rochkind Dr. Shimon Rochkind serves as a Director of Division of Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction in Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. After completion of his neurosurgical residency at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (1989) he also completed two fellowships: Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship in The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, Canada (1988-89) and Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Senior Fellowship in Groot Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa (1992). Currently Dr. Rochkind serves as one of Fellowship Directors of American Society for Peripheral Nerve; he is a Board Member of Peripheral Nerve Surgery Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies; he is a Senior Editor of Photomedicine and Laser Surgery journal and is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery and of 2 additional international clinical and scientific journals. Dr. Rochkind specializes in microsurgery and neurosurgery of peripheral nerves, brachial plexus, lumbo-sacral plexus and cauda equine injuries and tumors. His scientific and clinical interests are: Clinical development and use of modern microsurgical and reconstructive approaches for treatment of peripheral nerve and brachial plexus; Clinical development and use of modern microsurgical approaches for treatment of cauda equine pathology, peripheral nerve and brachial plexus tumors; Experimental studies on reconstruction of complete peripheral nerve and spinal cord injury using nerve cell tissue engineering technology, as well as clinical and experimental development of laser technology and methodology for treatment of injured peripheral nerve. Dr. Rochkind is a reviewer of 9 international clinical and scientific journals, among them: The New England Journal, Neurological Research, Biomaterials, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Experimental Pathology, Brain Research, Archives of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, and Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. He is the recipient of 8 international and 2 national awards for basic and clinical research.