Dr. Dror Paley
Dr. Paley serves on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board of the MHE Research Foundation and was the first  President of ASAMI North
America, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS)
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Born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1956, he moved to Canada as a child. Dr. Paley completed his undergraduate studies and medical school,
at the University of Toronto graduating in 1979. After a surgical internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, he completed his
Orthopedic Residency and FRCSC at the University of Toronto in 1985. He did a fellowship in hand and trauma surgery at
Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, another fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and a seven
month travelling fellowship to Russia and Italy to study with Ilizarov, Debastiani, Monticelli and Spinelli, and Cattaneo and Catagni.
In 1987 he introduced the Ilizarov method to Canada and the United States. Dr. Paley started his practice at the University of
Maryland in 1987 and became a full professor by the age of 39. He left the University in 2001 to Head the newly constructed Rubin
Institute of Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. In 2009, he moved to West Palm Beach, Florida where he currently
is the director of the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute, on the campus of St. Mary’s Medical Center. He holds an academic
position as adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto and is on the faculty of the Hospital for Sick Children since 2010. Dr.
Paley also has an appointment as Professor, University of Vermont School of Medicine since 2011. At the Paley Institute he
supervises a fellowship program for US and International Orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Paley is best known for his landmark research in the field of limb lengthening and deformity correction. His 800 page textbook
Principles of Deformity Correction is considered the Bible of deformity correction surgery. It was first published in 2001 and has
been republished in 2005 by Springer. Dr. Paley has also published 4 other books. He is also the author of 47 book chapters, 129
peer reviewed journal articles, and 54 video productions. He has presented over 1000 lectures at International Orthopaedic Society
conferences and over 900 lectures at North American Society conferences. He has served on The MHE Research Foundation
Scientific and Medical Advisory Board since its inception and presented lectures on all aspects of MHE treatment for both children
and adults.   He has also served as as speaker and Orthopaedic Chair during the MHE Research conferences. He is the world leader
in developing new comprehensive surgical procedures to treat the complex bone deformities that occur in MHE patients. His
landmark contributions on the treatment of the hip and forearm in MHE have significantly changed the function of many children
and adults with this condition. He speaks, writes, reads and lectures in six different languages. Dr. Paley is married to Jennifer and
has four children.

Dr. Paley was the founder and first president of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America in 1989, and
one of the founders of ASAMI International. He was elected the President of the International Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction
Society organized the annual meeting in Miami in 2015. He is the recipient of numerous local, regional, national and international
awards both from orthopedic and non-orthopedic groups. He was awarded a Gubernatorial Citation by the State of Maryland for his
humanitarian work and was voted Health Professional of the Year by the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce.  He has been made an
honorary member of 8 National Societies around the world. Most recently he was honored as a Physician Hero by the Palm Beach
Medical Society.  He set up the Paley Foundation which has been recognized for its clinical and educational mission work around the

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Dr. Paley's curriculum vitae (CV)

Dr. Paley served as Congress Chairman of the ILLRS Conference in Miami, 2015
Was held  Sept 22, 2013
The 2013 MHE Research Foundation
"The Humanitarian Scientific Achievement Award"
Was presented to
Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC
Director Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute
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The MHE Research Foundation would like to thanks Dr. Paley for co-organizing the 5th International MHE Research
Conference held May 19-22, 2016 and serves as Chairman of the Orthopaedic committee of the
Scientific and Medical
Advisory Board of our Foundation

MHE / MO/ HME call for action has been heard and here are the results. The MHE (Multiple Hereditary Exostoses)
Center at the Paley Institute is the first center of its kind: an all inclusive, comprehensive treatment center for MHE.
Multiple World Renowned Specialists in every Orthopedic area of MHE. Continuity of care for both Children and Adults,
all at the same time, quality of life game plan for you and your family.

The MHE Research Foundation would like to thank Dr. Paley, Dr. Feldman, Dr. Robbins, Dr. Wesstein and the entire staff
at the Paley Institute for making dreams come true.

May 22, 2016 Abstract
Multiple Hereditary Exostoses / Multiple Osteochondroma: Orthopaedic Treatment Strategies

Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE) / Multiple Osteochondroma is an autosomal dominant condition of disordered bone growth,
characterized by the multiple cartilaginous capped bony prominences (Exostoses or Osteochondromas). The condition is genetically
heterogenous, with three distinct chromosomal foci identified (EXT1, EXT2, EXT3). The overall incidence is estimated at 1 per
50,000. The Exostoses / Osteochondromas initially emanate from the metaphyses of long bones, and create growth disturbances,
resulting in upper and lower extremity deformities, which can be technically and intellectually challenging to treat. During the clinical
session, we will discuss the current understanding of the etiology of MHE, and the overall medical treatment strategies, as well as
discuss the characteristic limb deformities of MHE/Mo and strategies for correction.

Talk 1:
Title: Clinical Case Review Discussions (Live Patient Clinic)
Speaker: Multiple

Talk 2:
Title: Upper Extremity Deformities in MHE/MO, Best Treatment Strategies
Speaker: Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC

Talk 3:
Title: The Spine in MHE/MO as well as How to Restore Motion of the Hip
Speaker: David Feldman, MD

Talk 4:
Title: Guiding Curved Legs to Straight in MHE/M0 (Guided Growth)
Speaker:  Craig Robbins, MD

Talk 5:
Title:  Neurovascular and Tumor-Related Issues in MHE
Speaker:  Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS

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Dr. Dror Paley's presentation during the 2012 MHE Research
Disclaimer, some of the sides contain operative pictures, also due to
technical issues some of the x-rays located in this presentation are
dark unfortunately were unable to fix this
More information on Orthopaedic Treatment Strategies can be located in the Orthopaedic section of our website and the Paley
Institute website. The video presentations from the conference will be put online as soon as possible.  Overview of the MHE
Conference: Jeff Esko. PhD .  Clinical Presentations: Dr. Paley’s, Dr. Feldman, Dr. Weisstien, Dr. Robbins and Dr. Conrad