Alexander Lerner, MD PhD, Professor of Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Bar-Ilan University, Head of Orthopaedic Department of Ziv Medical Center ( Israel) is one of the foremost authorities in the field of severe war injuries treatment.
In 1977 Prof. A.Lerner graduated at Vitebsk State Institute of Medicine. From 1991 to 2010 he worked in Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel, in the field of severe trauma to limbs and complex orthopaedic reconstructions and served as a Head of Complex Orthopaedic Care Service at the Rambam Medical Center.
From 2010 A.Lerner is Director of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Ziv Medical Center, Zefat. From 2013 A.Lerner is Clinical Professor of Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Bar-Ilan University. He is a member of AO Trauma Association, author of many international publications, including three books: A.Lerner, N.Reis, M.Soundry “Severe injuries to the limbs;Staged Treatment”, Springer, 2007; A.Lerner, M.Soundry “Armed conflicts injuries to the extremities:A treatment manual, Springer, 2012; “Orthopedic Injuries in Natural Disasters and Mass Casualty Events”. N.Wolfson, A. Lerner, L.Roshal (Eds.), Springer, 2016.
From 2013 more than 500 severely and critically injured syrian war wictims from Syrian border have been treated in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Ziv Medical Center, under a status of “humanitarian life saving aid” and Prof. A.Lerner is saving their lifes and limbs.
Prof. A.Lerner will give the lectures November 8, 2016, 14.00 – 17.00 in Riga Stradiņš University, 1.lecture-theatre in the context of Erasmus + programme:
- Complex treatment after modern combat trauma to limbs
- Limb salvage vs amputation
- Israely trauma care for syrian war victims
- Orthopaedic diseases in art