Dror Paley

Dr. Dror Paley CEO & Founder Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Paley Middle East Clinic

Years of Experience : 30

Nationality : United States of America

Languages Known : English, Polish, Hungarian

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Doctor Dror Paley has performed 25,000+ surgeries. Patients come to see him from over 100 countries. He is the CEO, founder, and Medical Director of the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, 2009-present and the founder of the Paley European Institute in Warsaw, Poland, 2018 to present. He found the Paley Middle East Clinic on January 9th, 2023. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in limb lengthening and reconstruction. Dr. Paley trained under the guidance of Prof. Gavril Ilizarov during multiple visits to Kurgan, Soviet Union. He introduced the Ilizarov method to the US and Canada in 1987. He was the founder and first president of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society in 1989 and the International Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society in 2015. He was an adjunct Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and consultant at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 2010-2014. He holds an academic appointment as a Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Vermont and Florida Atlantic University. He sits on the Board of Governors of St. Mary’s Medical Center. He is fluent, writes, reads, and lectures in six languages. He runs the Paley and UnLIMBited Foundations and makes mission trips worldwide. His areas of expertise include,

  • Limb Lengthening
  • Limb Reconstruction
  • Perthes Disease Since 1989, When He First Developed the Method of Articulated Hip Distraction for Perthes
  • Femoral Head Reduction Osteotomy
  • Multiplier Method of Prediction of Leg Length Discrepancy and Timing of Epiphysiodesis

Awards & Achievements

  • Named a Living Legend by the Palm Beach Illustrated 2023
  • Florida's Most Influential Business Leader 2019,20,21,22
  • Health Hero of the Year 2013
  • Health Professional of the Year 2011
  • Best Illustrated Medical Textbook 2003
  • Pauwel's Medal in Clinical Biomechanics 1997
  • Gubernatorial Citation 1990

Research & Publications

  • He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, 5 books, and 60 book chapters. Most notably: principles of deformity correction, springer (2002, 2005)
  • The CORA method of deformity analysis in this text has become the gold standard for deformity planning in orthopedics
  • He is currently completing a book on congenital lower limb deformities
  • He developed 100+ surgical procedures including SUPER hip, SUPER knee, SUPER ankle, SHORDT, Paley-Weber Pateloplasty, Ulnarization, Paley Rotationplasty, modified Judet Quadricepsplasty, Paley XUNION for CPT, MHE forearm correction, four-segment Achondroplasia Lengthening

Education & Training

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - 2018
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - 2009
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - 1998
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Diplomate ABOS) - 1989
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - 1985
  • The University of Toronto FRCSC – 1985
  • Surgery Residency 198-85
  • Internship Johns Hopkins 1979-80
  • University of Toronto Medical School, Toronto, Canada MD - 1979
  • MBBS – 1975