About Prof. Leibovitch
Prof. Igal Leibovitch is an ophthalmologist and one of the leading oculoplastic surgeons in Israel. He is the Director of the Oculoplastic Insitute at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center (Ichilov).
He graduated from the "Hadassah Medical School" in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1987-1994). He did his intership in Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital and then served as a military physician and officer for several years.
He did his residency in Ophthalmology at the "Tel-Aviv Medical Center" in Tel-Aviv, and during this period he received the National Award for an Outstanding Resident in Ophthalmology and the Excellence and Advanced Training Award from the "Tel-AvivMedical Center".
After completing his residency, Prof. Leibovitch was accepted to two prestigious fellowship programs where he worked with some of the best surgeons in the world. The first was in Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia (2004-2005), where he worked with the world famous Prof. Dinesh Selva and Dr. Garry Davis. He then did a second fellowship (2005-2006) in Facial and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los-Angeles, where he worked with Prof. Robert Goldberg, an international leader specializing in advanced eyelid and orbital plastic and reconstructive surgery. During these long fellowships he gained special experience in modern techniques in eyelid plastic and cosmetic surgery, as well as lacrimal and orbital surgery.
Since his return to Israel in 2006, Prof. Leibovitch is working as a full time faculty in the Ophthalmology department at the "Tel-Aviv Medical Center" and in charge of the inward department, the operating rooms, and he is the Director of the Orbital & Oculoplastic Surgery Institute. As part of his work in hospital, Prof. Leibovitch manages complicated cases of trauma and orbital tumors, as well as lacrimal and eyelid pathologies. The experience he gained and the unique techniques that he developed have made him one of the leading oculoplastic and orbital surgeons in Israel.
Academically, Prof. Leibovitch is a clinical professor at the Tel-Aviv University, and is well- known internationally. He has published more than 160 articles, case series, reviews, and chapters in books. He presented numerous studies in scientific conferences and is frequently invited as a speaker. For his clinical and academic achievements, Prof. Leibovitch received the Excellence Award from the "Tel-Aviv Medical Center", the 2008 Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the 2010 Award for Academic Excellence from the Institute of International Scientific Exchanges in Medical Science ("The Uthoff Prize") from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, and the best teacher award from the Faculty of Medicine in 2013.
Prof. Leibovitch's private clinic is located in the prestigious Weizmann Tower next to "Tel-Aviv Medical Center". In his clinic he accepts patients for thorough evaluations before and after eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgery. He has special interest in modern techniques for cosmetic eyelid and facial surgery, upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, brow lift, Botox, fillers, as well as orbital and lacrimal surgery.