Current Work

Neurologist specialist in Cognitive Neurology and Movement Disorders.

Personal Hero

Mother Teresa

Words of Strength

Building relationships and making connections.


To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, we need new and efficient methods for the early detection and assessment of neurocognitive disorders in primary-care settings. Also, we need to increase awareness among society and all health caregivers.


Rafi is currently involved in a large effort to promote a brain health registry in Israel. He is involved in an initiative to create a support system to help minority groups suffering from familial early onset Alzheimer’s disease.


Rafi hopes to acquire skills that will help him to reduce social disparities and to create methods tailored for different cultures, especially for those in need, from low socio-economic status, in order to be diagnosed and treated in a timely manner.


The Israeli population is highly diverse, comprised of varied ethnicity and minorities. This is accompanied by differing preconceived notions about the concept of dementia, compelling us to undertake unique challenges when approaching patient management.

Education & Experience

Rafi received his medical school training from the University of Messina, Italy. Rafi has completed his residency in Neurology at Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel. After completing his residency program, Rafi joined the Stroke and Cognition Clinic and Movement Disorders Clinic at Rambam Health Care Campus as an attending physician and clinical fellow.



 a Note

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