The Israeli Orthopaedic Association

The Israeli Orthopaedic Association (IOA)
is a non profitable organization.

The Israeli Orthopaedic Association (IOA) founded in 1984 is the official home organization of the orthopaedic professionals in Israel.
Our goals are to develop and promote the profession in Israel and abroad, including congresses and meetings of the IOA and it's various sub organizations.
We aspire to promote current up to date education, and encourage professional and interpersonal cooperation among our members.
Every year we gather in a three days congress to report and learn about the news and academic activity in Israel.

2012 congress: 5-6-7/12/12

2011 congress
2010 congress

There are 8 professional associations: Pediatric Orthopedics, Hip Society, Knee and arthroscopy society, Trauma, Spine, Foot and ankle, Shoulder and Elbow, and Skeletal Tumors society.

Lately the Israeli Ministry of health issued operative instructions to prevent stalling of hip fracture beyond 48 hours. These instructions are the fruit of years' work of the IOA, who managed to convince the State Comptroller to influence the government in the importance of the matter.

The IOA has published a Position Paper to the National Trauma Committee recommending a comprehensive educational trauma program, and demanded the funding of 6 positions for educating orthopedic traumatoligists. The goal is to raise a fresh and highly professional dedicated generation, who will continue to nurture and incorporate this important branch in the daily orthopedic work of each of the orthopedic wards.

A new syllabus was adopted, adjusted with the new developments and technology of the last decade. The IOA has joined the EFORT – European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. In current years the IOA focused mainly on Hip fractures, orthopedic trauma, amelioration of the orthopedic education to residents/registrars, including the examination and validation process, and setting standard criteria for the orthopedic residency. Not as before, an independent educational system has been established by the IOA dedicated only to the general orthopedic and orthopedic trauma, also for both stage A and B examinations.

The IOA is a member of:

ESKA - European Society of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

EPOS – European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society

ESS – European Shock Society

EFORT – European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

International Fellows of the AAOS – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

President of The Israeli Orthopaedic Association (IOA)

Dr. Roger Sevi  - head of Orthopaedic Department
at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera

Members of the Board - The Israeli Orthopaedic Association (IOA):

Prof. Yigal Mirovsky – Secretary
Dr. Steven Velkes – Treasurer
Prof. Meir Nyska – Educational Committee
Prof. Gershon Volpin – Chairman of Scientific Committee
Dr. David Angel – Chairman of National Council
Ms. Orah Naor – Secretary

Members of the National Council:

Dr. David Angel – Chairman
Dr. Ariel Oran
Dr. Yiftah Beer
Dr. Avraham Garti
Dr. Doron Norman
Prof. Yizhar floman
Dr. Matti Nof
Dr. Haim Shtarker
Prof. Kobi Bickels
Prof. Gideon Mann
Dr. Aharon Feinstone

Several Societies are working in the field of Orthopedics, in order to update it’s members, encourage research and teach post graduate orthopedic residents.

The Israeli Orthopaedic Sub Associations:



Hip Society

Chairman – Avraham Garti
Secretary – Arieh Kandel

Skeletal tumors

Chairman – Dr.Erwin Sucher


Chairman – Prof. Yizhar floman

Knee and Arthroscopy

Chairman – Dr.Yiftach Beer

Foot and Ankle

Chairman – Dr. Mati Nof
Secretary - Dr.Eyal Melamed

Shoulder and Elbow

Chairman- Dr. Ariel Oran
Secretary- Dr.Laufer Gil

Pediatric Orthopaedic

Chairman- Dr.Daniel Weigl
Dr.eylon sharon
Dr.Reuven Shitrit


Chairman – Dr. Doron Norman
Secretary – Dr. Nachshon Shazar Member – Dr.Shaul Sagiv