Prof. Michael Drexler began his professional career in medical studies at the Technion Medical School in Haifa. Upon graduating, he specialized in general orthopedic at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, and completed the training program successfully in 2010.
Between the years 2011-2013 he underwent extensive training as an orthopedic specialist in Hip and Knee Arhtroplasty in Toronto, Canada:
- The Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre, Sunnybrook for Joint Replacement operations, over 2500 Primary Arthroplasty operations are carried out each year.
Prof. Drexler did his training under the supervision of Dr. Hugh Cameron.
- The Mount Sinai hospital. The Tertiary Referral Center for Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Joint Replacements Surgery.
Prof. Drexler did his training under the supervision of Dr. Allan Gross.
In 2011 Prof. Drexler received the prestigious “EFORT” scholarship, and performed Knee and Hip Joints Replacement Surgery at the Charité Hospital, Berlin, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Carsten Perka
In addition, Dr. Drexler received a brief fellowship at the “Hospital for Special Surgery” in New York, under the supervision of Dr. Ranawat.
Staff Surgeon Appointments
Prof. Drexler is a specialist orthopedic for Knee and Hip Joint Replacement. He worked as a senior physician in the Joint Replacement Unit at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.
Today, Prof. Drexler is the head of the Orthopedic department in Assuta University hospital, Ashdod.
In addition, he also runs private orthopedic clinics in:
– Assuta, Calaniyot Center, Ashdod
– Assuta Hospital, Ramat Hayal, Tel Aviv
Prof. Drexler specializes in:
- Primary and Complex Hip Replacements Surgery
- Total and Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
- Complex Knee Surgery – Revision and Osteotomy around the Knee
- Surgical Correction of Patellar Malalignment
Research and Teaching
Parallel to his clinical practice, Prof. Drexler is a Senior Lecture at Tel Aviv University, and has published many papers in leading orthopedic journals and has presented them at international conferences.
Most of his work focuses in two areas:
- Biomechanical area- quantification and treatment of bone loss in the hip and pelvis
- Clinical research – the long term follow up of patients undergoing joint replacements and unique types of Knee and Hip operations
In addition, Prof. Drexler has extensive experience in the formal and clinical teaching of interns, medical students and staff who work in the operating theater. He was part of the Mount Sinai Hospital Surgical Skill Center in Toronto, Canada, where interns receive initial training in orthopedics.
Dr. Michael Drexler Curriculum Vitae
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty & Reconstruction Surgery
Heads the Orthopedic Department at Assuta University Hospital, Ashdod
Professor of Orthopedic, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2010: Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon, Israel.
2004-2010: Medical Doctor (M.D) Medical School, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
1997-2003: Bachelor Degree In Medical Science (B.Med.Sc.)Medical School,Technion, Haifa, Israel.
1995-1997: B.Sc. Degree in Basic Science. Ben- Gurion University. Beer-Sheva, Israel.
2012-2013: Hip and Knee Arthroplasty and Revision Surgery Fellowship under supervision of Dr. A. Gross. University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital. Canada.
2012: Visiting Fellowship under supervision of Dr. C. Ranawat Hospital for Special Surgery, New York.
2011-2012: Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship under supervision of Dr. H. Cameron. University of Toronto, Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre, Sunnybrook. Canada.
2011: EFFORT Foundation Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship under supervision of Prof. C. Perka. Charité, Centre for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Berlin, Germany.
2017: Professor of Orthopedic, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2015: Senior Lecture, Tel Aviv University
2012-2013: Toronto Orthopedic Boot Camp, University of Toronto.
Orthopedic Surgery Program Orientation, Surgical Skills Centre.
Mount Sinai Hospital. Toronto, Canada
2012: Health Professional Education – Educational Practices and Simulation Design – Effectiveness Of Novel Approach in Surgical Teaching.
2009-2011 : Clinical Instructor of O.R. course. Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University
Sheinburn Academic Nursing School, Israel.