Dr. Raphael Pfeffer was born in England in 1952. Completed medical studies, (including BSc Immunology) at UCH Medical School in London.
1988-90 Clinical and Research Fellow at the Harvard Joint Center for Radiotherapy.
1995 visiting lecturer at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Directed the Radiation Oncology Unit at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center from 1995-2010.
Since 2011 - Head of the Oncology Institute at Assuta Medical Centers in Tel Aviv and the new Assuta University Hospital in Ashdod.
Research projects included the effects of combined modality therapy of radiation with chemotherapy and hyperthermia and the combination of novel biological agents with radiotherapy. Clinical projects included stereotactic irradiation for both CNS and non-CNS tumors and MR guided focused ultrasound in cancer treatment. He has published over 100 scientific articles on clinical and research aspects of cancer and radiotherapy.
Member of the following scientific organizations: ASTRO, ESTRO, ASCO, ISRS.
Organizing committee, 3rd biennial meeting of ISRS, 2001 and the scientific committee of ISRS in 2003, 2005 and 2009.
Chairman of the 2010 annual meeting of the Israel Society for Clinical Oncology and Radiation Therapy. Participated in EORTC Radiotherapy Group clinical studies and led other locally initiated and international clinical studies.
Chairman of the Israel Radiotherapy Group 2001-2006,
2004-2014 Chairman of the Radiotherapy Examination Committee of the Israel Board of Clinical Oncology and Radiotherapy.
1998-2012 Member of the Helsinki Ethics Committee at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center.
Since 2012 board member & treasurer ISCORT (Israel Society for Clinical Oncology and Radiation Therapy).
2017- Member of committee for revision of European Syllabus in Radiotherapy & Oncology.