Yehuda Ullmann

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Kiryat Tiv'on, Israel
Alma mater
  • Doctor of Medicine, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk
  • Acting Director of the Surgical Division
  • Rambam Health Care Campus

Yehuda Ullmann (born June 25, 1954) is a Clinical Academic ranks in Israel|professor of plastic surgery. He researchs at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology [1] and a member of the Technion's Senat [2]. He is also the head of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, which also includes the Burn Unit, in the Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa [3][4] [5][6][7].

His main areas of research are fat transplants[8], wound healing (especially burn wounds)[9], laser and Intense Pulsed Light treatments [10][11][12].

Academic career

Ullmann graduated in 1981 from the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion in Haifa. He finished the surgical internship at Bnei Zion Medical Center in 1983[13].

Beginning in 2008, he served on the Technion's Faculty of Medicine as a clinical associate professor, and since 2019 he has served as a full clinical professor[4].

From 1983 to the present (2020), Prof. Ullmann has served as an advisory plastic surgeon, and as the director of the surgery clinic at Zevulun Medical Center of Clalit Health Services in Kiryat Bialik[14][15].

Medical career

From 1984 to 1989, Ullmann served as an intern in the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the Rambam Health Care Campus[16].

In 1989, he trained as a fellow in the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk. Then he returned to Israel and served between 1990 and 1995 as senior plastic surgeon in the plastic surgery department at Rambam health care campus. Between 1995 and 1999 he served as deputy director of the department [17].

Beginning in 1999, and for about eight years, he served as the founder and first head of the Rambam Burn Unit [18][19].

Ullmann has served since 2007 until today (2020) as head of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department and the Burn Unit, in the Rambam health care campus, Haifa [20].

In 2000 he established the "Aesthetic Plastic Surgery" service at the Department of Plastic Surgery at Rambam health care campus, where he performs most of the surgeries himself [21][22].

Within the Technion's Faculty of Medicine

Prof. Ullmann holds the appointment of a clinical professor of plastic surgery at the Technion's Rappaport Faculty of Medicine[4].

Prof. Ullmann teaches medical students who attend his department, instructs students doing their theses, as well as internship in basic science, at his joint research lab with Prof. Amos Gilhar at the Technion[23] [24].

In addition, Prof. Ullmann has served on the Admissions Committee, and has been a member of the team for the evaluation of medical school candidates ("MOR" Exams), since 2002[25].

Prof. Ullmann's research activities cover many areas related to the profession:[5][26] he has developed a new model to estimate the take of human aspirated fat grafts, injected subcutaneously into a Nude Mouse. This original model enabled him and his colleagues, to investigate many methods to enhance the fat take[8]. He also was involved in developing new methods and materials for accelerating wound healing in general, and burns in particular[27]. In collaboration with prof. Amos Gilhar he has investigated autoimmune skin diseases; His academic work was also extended into the field of Aesthetic procedures, as forehead rejuvenation, new method for mastopexy, and using CO2 laser and Intense Pulse Light( IPL) for aesthetic purposes, as well as a minimally-invasive approach to ear surgery[28] [3].

Prof. Ullmann published his personal experience and that of the ward experience in the book on light flash treatments that he edited together with two fellow physicians: Aesthetic Applications of Intense Pulsed Light. He has also co-authored several chapters dealing with the treatment of patients with complex limb injuries[29].

Public professional activities

From 2009 to 2011, Prof. Ullmann was chairman of the The Israeli Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery[30], and from 2000 to 2015 he served as a member of the Board of Examiners in the profession[25], including seven years as Chairman of the Board of Examiners[1].

Today (2020), he serves as chair of the Rambam Physicians Union and the Deputy Chair of the State Physicians Organization [1] [31].

Ulmann is a member of the Israel Medical Association board [32] [33]. He is also a member of several editorial boards, such as Annals of Plastic Surgery, Journal of Dermatological Treatment|Journal of Dermatological Research and Israel Medical Association Journal (IMAJ)[34].

Membership in professional societies

  • 2002 to present: American Society of Plastic Surgeons[35]
  • 2011 to present: International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery[36]

Awards and recognition

  • 2016 - First prize for recognizing innovation and excellence in research and practice: awards given by the Journal of Wound Care (JWC), London, England, March 2016.[37]
  • 2019 - "Best Middle East Paper" Award in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. “Plastic Surgery Faces the Web: Analysis of the Popular Social Media for Plastic Surgeons.” PRS Global Open, San Diego, USA, June 2019[38].

Published works

Prof. Ullmann has published over 120 original studies in both basic and clinical subjects, and has published 9 book chapters[26][5][39][40]


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  2. "Yehuda Ullmann - head of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department". Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Rrambam Health Care-Campus, Department of Plastic Surgery". BookingHealth. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Prof. Yehuda Ullmann was promoted to Associate Professor of Clinical Faculty at the Technion". DoctorsOnly. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Yehuda Ullmann's research". ResearchGate. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  6. Hirschfeld, Tzofia (24 November 2010). "Haredi women go under the knife". Ynet. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  7. Even, Dan (9 July 2010). "Israel's Plastic Surgeons Get a Professional Face-lift". Haaretz. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Ullmann Y, Shoshani O, Fodor L, Ramon Y, Carmi N, Shupak A, Lincoln R, Gilhar A. Long-term fat preservation. J Drugs Dermatol 2004; 3(3):56-59.
  9. Kloosterman, Karin (18 March 2010). "Burns are deadly in the heart of darkness". israel21c. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  10. "Yehuda Ullmann's Lab". Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  11. "Litzman: Daven The Doctors Backtrack". The Yeshiva World. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  12. Lev, David (7 December 2010). "2 Heroes' Complicated Operation". Israel National News. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  13. "Yehuda Ullmann". Doctors. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  14. "Yehuda Ullmann". Clalit Health Services. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  15. "New: Aesthetic Ranking Clinic at Rambam". TIP News. 8 February 2002. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  16. "Yehuda Ullmann plastic surgery specialist". Ministry of Health Israel. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  17. Lori, Aviva (2 April 2010). "Israeli Plastic Surgeons Allegedly Let Orderly Operate for Them". Haaretz. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  18. Raved, Ahiya (12 December 2010). "Sara Netanyahu helps fireman get skin grafts". Ynet. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  19. "Israeli doctor invited to National Institute of Burns in Vietnam". The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 30 October 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  20. Levi Julian, Hana (14 February 2010). "Congo Surgeon Training at Rambam". Arutz Sheva. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  21. Chabin, Michele (17 May 2011). "An Emissary For My Community". The NY Jewish Week. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  22. "Rambam's Mystery Patient". Rambam. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  23. Israeli researchers discover unknown factor in psoriasis, Haaretz
  24. Amos Gilhar's Lab, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Yehuda Ullmann - Head of the IBE-PRS". Israeli Board of Examinations in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Ullmann Y". Pubmed. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  27. Rose, Samantha (1 February 2017). "Mordi the Cat". British Friends of Rambam Medical Centre. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  28. Ullmann, Yehuda. "Dealing with the Protruded ear". conferenceseries. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  29. "Limb Reconstruction Surgery". Ziv Medical Center. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  30. "Yehuda Ullmann - President". the Israeli Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  31. Shimoni, Mor. "הרופאים בוחרים: שעון הנוכחות יפיל את אידלמן?". walla. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  32. "Presidency of the Scientific Council". Israel Medical Association. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  33. Klener, Yaron. "מלחמות הרופאים: מי יעמוד בראש הר"י לאחר הבחירות?". Ynet. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  34. "Editorial Board". Israel Medical Association Journal (IMAJ).
  35. "Yehuda Ullmann". American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  36. "Yehuda Ullmann". International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  37. "Yehuda Ullmann - First prize". Journal of Wound Care. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  38. ""Plastic Surgery Faces the Web: Analysis of the Popular Social Media for Plastic Surgeons."". Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  39. "Yehuda Ullmann's research". PubFacts. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  40. "Yehuda Ullmann's research". scinapse. Retrieved 21 July 2020.

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