CURRICULUM VITAE – SUMMARY
GERSHON ZINGER, MD, MS
Name in the USA: GORDON SINGER, MD, MS
Dr. Zinger completed medical school in 1986 (UCLA), then surgical training in orthopedic surgery (USC) and hand fellowship (UCLA). After completing all his training in 1996, he went into private practice and has been focussed on treating conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow for the past 20 years.
Dr. Zinger was in private practice in Denver, Colorado until he made Aliyah in 2009. After starting at Hadassah Medical Organization, he was recruited to become Chief of the Hand Unit at Shaare Zedek, the position he currently holds.
In addition to his surgical training, he has an undergraduate degree in bioengineering (UCLA) and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering (MIT). This additional training in engineering principles gives him an edge at understanding the biomechanics of what he does surgically.
TEACHING and RESEARCH:
Dr. Zinger is active at teaching, lecturing locally in Jerusalem but also at national and international conferences. He teaches medical students, orthopedic residents and is currently applying to start a hand surgery fellowship. He has lectured on diverse topics such as elbow instability, stiffness and replacement, wrist pain and wrist mechanics, forearm anatomy, tendon and nerve injuries and many more topics.
Dr. Zinger is currently associate editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery. In addition, he has published many articles in the past and is currently active in research. He continues to stay up to date on current knowledge and takes courses every year on new techniques and has organized a journal club for hand surgeons initially in Denver and now in Jerusalem. He has maintained his US Board Certification in both orthopedics and hand surgery.