Dr. Leon Gilead

Certified dermatologist, derm & MOHS surgeon


Highest professional standards

Ever since I started working as a physician, the dignity and health of my patient are my first priority overcoming any other consideration.

As a senior dermatologist in the Hadassah University Medical Center, close to 25 years, I have made sure I'd keep up to date and have a deep and thorough knowledge of most subjects in dermatology. During this time I have gained a vast experience and became a senior consultant to the complementary insurance plans of all Israeli HMO's (save for 'Meuhedet') and for many of the private medical insurance companies. Many patients from all over Israel & abroad are coming or being referred to my clinic for a second opinion and treatment of complex problems which have not previously been diagnosed or resolved.

Main areas of interest

Amongst others, my main specialty interests include Dermoscopy for early detection of skin cancer, moles and benign skin lesions, spots, scars, viral and other kinds of warts, skin problems special for elderly skin, and on the other hand pediatric skin problems like atopic dermatitis. Another special field is the surgical field which includes MOHS surgery for the removal of malignant skin skin lesions as well as aesthetic surgery for correction of skin imperfections, scars, removal of benign skin lesions and a special procedure developed by me for the treatment of ingrown toe nails.

Dermatosurgery and dermatology

A dermato-surgeon is first and foremost a dermatologist – a specialist who developed a relatively restricted area of surgery dealing with  the skin and structures connected to the skin.  A dermatosureon performs surgical procedures beginning with small, simple skin biopsies, continues with surgeries for skin problems like ingrown toe nails, warts, moles and other skin problems like scars and large operations for the removal of skin cancers.

MOHS surgery is a special subspecialty within dermatosurgery, and in the USA, the birthplace of MOHS surgery, is being performed mainly by dermatologists. In Israel it is being performed by both dermatosurgeons and plastic surgeons.


Dermatology is one of widest and most diverse areas of medicine, and like many other modern medical fields, It also was subjected in the last decades to fundamental changes with the emergence of new research areas closely followed by new medication and treatments. A dermatologist knows more than 3000 disease conditions, their dianostic criteria and treatments.
Dr. Gilead is one of the leading dermatologists in Israel and is being continuously updated in these innovations. For the convenience of users, there are diverse information leaflets written by Dr. Gilead, dealing with Dr. Gilead's special interest areas as well as description of the treatments performed in the clinic and in operating rooms in the hospitals he is working with.

The clinic is centrally located in Jerusalem, Designed & built for the convenience of the patients in a manner allowing for complete privacy in the treatment rooms. 'Clalit Mushlam' 'Macaby Magen Zahav (Gold Shield)' 'Leumit complementary services (Shaban)' insurance holders are admitted through regular arrangements and reception is also for private patients with other kinds of medical insurance.

Clinic days & hours may be changed on short notice and therfore appointments have to be scheduled in advance (registered patients shall be informed in advance if possible).
Appointments can be requested via one of several options available here.

Dr. Leon Gilead was born in Haifa, in 1960. He is married and a father of 4.

He is a graduate of the Hadassah & Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, holding an MD and a PhD in biochemistry. He studies Dermatology in the Hadassah University Medical Center's Dermatology department and on 2004 attended a MOHS surgery course & preceptorship in Sun-Diego, California.
Formerly a senior physician and a unit head at the Hadassah University Medical Center's Dermatology department, head of the Dermato & MOHS Surgery Clinic and The Israeli Hansen's disease center.
He is a consultant to the Psoriasis patient organization In Israel as well as HMO's and to private medical insurance companies.
טלפון:  02-5633033     |     פקס:  02-5633000     |     דוא"ל:  5633033f@gmail.com     |     כתובת:  עמק רפאים 43ב', קומה ראשונה


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