Prof. Ronen Leker M.D.

Ronen LekerAppointment: Associate Professor of Neurology. Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center and the Peritz and Chantal Sheinberg Cerebrovascular Laboratory, Department of Neurology

Area of expertise: Cerebrovascular diseases.

Tel: 02-6776192; Email:


Selected Research Publications

Leker RR, Eichel R, Gomori JM, Ramirez de Noriega F, Ben-Hur T, Cohen JE (2012) Stent-based thrombectomy versus intravenous tissue plasminogen activator in patients with acute middle cerebral artery occlusion. Stroke 43(12):3389-3391

Farkouh ME, Domanski M, Sleeper LA, Siami FS, Dangas G, Mack M, Yang M, Cohen DJ, Rosenberg Y, Solomon SD, Desai AS, Gersh BJ, Magnuson EA, Lansky A, Boineau R, Weinberger J, Ramanathan K, Sousa JE, Rankin J, Bhargava B, Buse J, Hueb W, Smith CR, Muratov V, Bansilal S, King S, 3rd, Bertrand M, Fuster V (2012) Strategies for multivessel revascularization in patients with diabetes. N Engl J Med 367(25):2375-2384

Avraham Y, Dayan M, Lassri V, Vorobiev L, Davidi N, Chernoguz D, Berry E, Leker RR (2012) Delayed leptin administration after stroke induces neurogenesis and angiogenesis. J Neurosci Res 91(2):187-195

Omary R, Chernoguz D, Lasri V, Leker RR (2012) Decompressive hemicraniectomy reduces mortality in an animal model of intracerebral hemorrhage. J Mol Neurosci 49(1):157-161

Hayon Y, Shai E, Varon D, Leker RR (2012) The role of platelets and their microparticles in rehabilitation of ischemic brain tissue. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets 11(7):921-925

Cohen JE, Gomori JM, Itshayek E, Leker RR (2013) Adjuvant use of self-expanding stents in acute atherothrombotic vertebrobasilar occlusions. J Clin Neurosci 20(4):597-601

Cohen-Yeshurun A, Willner D, Trembovler V, Alexandrovich A, Mechoulam R, Shohami E, Leker RR (2013) N-arachidonoyl-L-serine (AraS) possesses proneurogenic properties in vitro and in vivo after traumatic brain injury. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 33(8):1242-1250

Cohen JE, Leker RR, Rabinstein A (2013) New strategies for endovascular recanalization of acute ischemic stroke. Neurol Clin 31(3):705-719

Hayon Y, Dashevsky O, Shai E, Varon D, Leker RR (2013) Platelet lysates stimulate angiogenesis, neurogenesis and neuroprotection after stroke. Thromb Haemost 110(2):323-330

Schellinger PD, Shuaib A, Kohrmann M, Liebeskind DS, Jovin T, Hammer MD, Sen S, Huang DY, Solander S, Gupta R, Leker RR, Saver JL (2013) Reduced mortality and severe disability rates in the SENTIS trial. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 34(12):2312-2316

Honig A, Gomori JM, Schneider R, Makranz C, Leker RR (2013) Spinal ischemic stroke following dialysis: clinical and radiologic findings. Neurology 80(9):865-866

Cohen JE, Leker RR (2013) Endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke. N Engl J Med 368(25):2432

Cohen JE, Duck M, Gomori JM, Itshayek E, Leker RR (2013) Isolated cortical vein thrombosis: a rare cause of venous stroke with good prognosis after timely diagnosis and treatment. Neurol Res 35(2):127-130

Cohen JE, Leker RR, Moshe Gomori J, Itshayek E (2013) Pharyngo-occipital artery variant arising proximal to occluded internal carotid artery: The risk of an unnecessary endarterectomy. J Clin Neurosci 21(3):529-531

Leker RR, Hur TB, Gomori JM, Paniri R, Eichel R, Cohen JE (2013) Incidence of DWI-positive stroke in patients with vertigo of unclear etiology, preliminary results. Neurol Res 35(2):123-126

Moscovici S, Fraifeld S, Ramirez-de-Noriega F, Rosenthal G, Leker RR, Itshayek E, Cohen JE (2013) Clinical relevance of negative initial angiogram in spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurol Res 35(2):117-122

Streifler JV, Tanne D, Leker R, Bornstein N (2013) [Approach to the diagnosis and management of transient ischemic attack in Israel]. Harefuah 152(3):175-177, 181

Eichel R, Hur TB, Gomori JM, Cohen JE, Leker RR (2013) Use of DWI-only MR protocol for screening stroke mimics. J Neurol Sci 328(1-2):37-40

Leker RR, Eichel R, Keigler G, Gomori JM, Cohen JE (2013) Occlusion site does not impact outcome in patients with carotid stroke undergoing endovascular reperfusion. Int J Stroke

Bick AS, Leker RR, Ben-Hur T, Levin N (2013) Implementing novel imaging methods for improved diagnosis of disorder of consciousness patients. J Neurol Sci 334(1-2):130-138

Cohen JE, Leker RR (2013) Revascularization-outcome paradox: not only time and collaterals status, but also complete recanalization contribute to good neurological outcome. Int J Stroke 8(7):542-544