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Dr. Merom Lior

Dr. Merom Lior
Dr. Merom Lior
Senior Spine surgeon

Academic degrees

2006 Spine Surgery unit -Consultant Spine surgeon, Rambam Health Care Campus. Haifa-Israel.

Academic appointments

  • 2007: Clinical guide- Spine Surgery unit, Rambam Health Care Campus. Haifa-Isreal
  • 2012: Application to Lecturer
  • 2013: GCP course.

Professional experience

  • 1996-1997: Internship, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel
  • 1997-2003: Residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2002: Honorary Clinical Associate in Spine Surgery at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duchess of Kent / Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong.
  • 2002: Kyphoplasty course (Kyphon)- Leiden, Netherlands.
  • 2003: Board examination in Orthopaedic Surgery, Specialist No: 21075
  • 2005-2006: Post graduate combined Orthopaedic / Neurosurgical Clinical Spinal fellowship The Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2007:
    1. Lumbar Nucleoplasty workshop, Freiburg, Germany.
    2. Minimal Access Spine Technology, Wein, Austria.
  • 2008:
    1. Minimal invasive surgery for lumbar spine surgery- Germany
    2. Vertiflex workshop for MISS, Wein, Austria.
    3. Updates in dynamic fusion, Genova, Italy.
  • 2009: Cervical Nucleoplasty, Wein, Austria.
  • 2010: Anterior approaches to the lumbar spine. Synthes fellowship - Munich,
  • 2011: Endoscopic Assisted Discectomy live course, Wein . Austria.
  • 2012:
    1. DLIF Medtronic spine. Leiden University, Netherlands.
    2. XLIF Nuvasive. (Surgeon visit) Milan, Italy.
    3. Epiduroscopy training live course to the spine. (Seville, Spain)
  • 2013:
    1. DTRAX- posterior facet cervical fusion ( Düsseldorf, Germany)
    2. A.O spine annual meeting (Davos , Swizerland)

Teaching experience

  • 2007-Medical student's clinical guide
  • 2009-Lumbar Nucleoplasty workshop- instructor, Wein, Austria.
  • 2010-Lumbar Nucleoplasty workshop- instructor, Salzburg, Austria.

Research interests

Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery.

Teaching experience (On going)

  • Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery, Nursing School, University of Haifa, Israel.
  • Lectures in Orthopaedic Surgery for medical students in The Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel.
  • Lectures in the National Trauma Service.
  • Lectures in Orthopaedic Surgery, Occupational Therapy School, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Lectures in Spinal trauma, Advance Intensive care course for nurses, University of Haifa.
  • Lecture in the "Israeli Physiotherapist Association Annual Meeting": "What's new in spinal surgery".
  • Lecturer in “Trauma organization course for overseas physicians”.
  • Lecturer for "Operating Theatre nurses"- spine surgery.

Membership in professional societies


  • 1997: Israel Medical Association
  • 2004: Israeli Spine Society.
  • 2005: Israeli Orthopaedic Society.


  • 2003: Israeli Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting: "Low friction traction method for reducing cervical spine dislocations and fracture Dislocations."
    Inter-Hospitals Trauma Meetings:
    1. "Thoraco-Lumbar Burst fractures"
    2. "Spine Clearance in Trauma"
  • 2004: School of Post graduate medical education- CME, Orthopaedic surgery course, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine.
    Inter- Hospital Trauma Meeting:
    "Gunshot injury to the spine".
    Northern Israel Trauma Meeting: "The approach to the cervical spine trauma patient"
    Israeli Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting:
    "Non operative treatment for compression and Burst fractures in the thoraco-lumbar region: "The roles of the hyperextantion maneuver".
  • 2005: Poster session, Australian Spine Society annual meeting, Aukland –New Zealand "Low friction traction for reducing cervical spine dislocation".
  • 2006: Inter Hospital Trauma meeting: “Trauma to the sub axial spine”
  • 2007: Israeli Spine Society annual meeting:
      Analysis of various microdiscectomy methods in the lumbar Spine: Short-term results.
    1. Comparison of two injectable agents for treatment of lumbar Facet arthrosis with facet block.
    2. Short term results using Dynesys: dynamic lumbar stabilization System.
    3. Multiple Myeloma Society National Meeting: "The role of the spinal surgeon in multiple myeloma".
  • 2008: Israeli Spine Society annual meeting:
    1. Lumbar Nucleoplasty: Any predictive clues for patient satisfaction and pre-Op MRI findings
    2. Risk factors of persisting disphagia after anterior cervical approach
    3. The annual Israeli trauma meeting: Minimal invasive fracture fixation in the thoraco-lumbar region.
  • 2009: Israeli Spine Society annual meeting:
    1. Minimal Invasive Burst fracture fixation in the Thoraco-lumbar region
    2. Clinical results of surgical treatment in vertebral metastasis.
  • 2011:
    1. Multiple Myeloma Society National Meeting: "The role of the spinal surgeon in multiple myeloma".
    2. Israeli Spine Society annual meeting:
      -Pitfalls, tricks and drawbacks in thoraco-lumbar spine trauma treated with MIS (Skip level).
      - MIS Spine Techniques - Barriers to Surgeon Adoption.
  • 2013: Israeli Spine Society annual meeting:
    1. Collar after an ACDF- a comparison study between two policies: with and without a collar after surgery.
    2. Nucleoplasty versus Endoscopic assisted discectomy in the treatment of contained disc herniations – A comparison study of outcome.
  • Invited speaker and instructor

    • 2008:
      1. Israeli Spine Society annual meeting: "Degenerative Lumbar spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis at the 9th decade"
      2. The annual meeting of the Israeli association of orthopedic surgeons: "The Non operative treatment of cervical facet dislocation".
    • 2009:
      1. Israeli Spine Society annual meeting: Session Chairman – Pain management.
      2. Arthrocare Instructor, Lumbar nucleoplasty cadaver training course. May, 15-16, University of Vienna, Austria.
      3. Rambam Health Care Campus "Grand Round stuff meeting": Innovations in spine surgery.
      4. Focus group for minimal invasive spine surgery: De-pui spine- Boston, US.
    • 2010:
      1. Arthrocare Instructor, Lumbar nucleoplasty cadaver training course. April 26-28, University of Salzburg, Austria.
      2. AO Spine Advances Symposium-Spinal Deformities: June 9-11 Kfar Gilady, Isreal.
    • 2011:
      1. Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery- User Meeting. De-pui spine, Barcelona, Spain.
      2. Nucleoplasty update International congress for disc herniation treatment. Nov. 2011 Tel Aviv, Israel.
      3. The Israeli Society of Muscoloskeletel medicine: Haifa, 28 Dec. 2011
    • 2012:
      1. Arthrocare Spine: Northern Family physician conference- Haifa, 7 Sep. 2012
      2. "What is new in spine surgery?" Instructional course for family physicians.
      3. "Introduction to modern spine surgey"- Update for family physicians.
    • 2013: Israeli Annual pain meeting conference: "Guidelines to radicular pain Treatment".
    • 2014:
      1. Israeli Annual pain meeting conference: "I had a spine surgery, And now What?"
      2. National Spinal -Myeloma meeting: Panel discussion member.
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