Scientific Founders

Professor Eldad Melamed, M.D.


Professor Melamed, with Professor Offen, together developed the NurOwn technology. He served as the Chief Medical Advisor to BrainStorm since its inception, until his passing in September 2015.

Professor Melamed was a world-renowned expert in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly on Parkinson’s disease. Prof. Melamed served as head of the Neurology Department at the Rabin Medical Center and Tel Aviv University from 1987-2015. Throughout his career, he specialized in neurology, holding senior positions at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem), Bispebjerg Hospital (Copenhagen), National Hospital (London) and at the Laboratory of Neuroendocrine Regulation (Massachusetts). He was a past president of the Israel Neurological Association and former director of the National Parkinson Foundation (USA). Prof. Melamed was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.