Prof. Doutor Ofer Levy

Universidade Hebraica e Escola de Medicina de Hadassah, Jerusalém Biographical Notes

Ofer Levy studied medicine at the Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem, from 1976 - 1982. After completion of his military service, he continued his general surgical training at Kaplan Medical Centre in Rehovot, Israel. He then moved to Sheba Medical Centre, Tel Hashomer, for his higher surgical orthopaedic training programme.

In 1992 he was appointed instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, where his work included significant research into both clinical and basic sciences.

In 1995 he was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chief of the Shoulder Surgery Service at Soroka Medical Centre in Beer Sheva, Israel, whilst at the same time being appointed lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Faculty of Health Science at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva.

Since 1997 he has been working with Stephen Copeland. In 1999, he was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and in the same year he and Stephen Copeland established the Shoulder Surgery Unit at The Berkshire Independent Hospital. He is a founder member of the Israeli Shoulder and Elbow Society, a member of the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and Corresponding member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society. Fellow of the Royal College of England (ad eundem).

Professor Associate, Orthopaedic Research, The Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, School of Sport and Education, Brunel University, London.

He has published many scientific papers, written chapters to books on Shoulder Surgery and invited to lecture worldwide.