Doctor Michael Peer

Doctor Michael Peer


  • Thoracic surgery
  • Thoracoscopic, video-assisted and robotic lung surgery
  • Among the procedures performed by dr. Peer are: mediastinoscopy, lobectomy, segmentectomy, pneumectomy, mediastinum and lymph nodes biopsy and more

Clinical Experience

  • 2007-2010 - Senior Surgeon in the Thoracic Surgery Department, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
  • 2010-2012 - Head of Thoracic Surgery Unit at the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Edith Wolfson Medical Center
  • Since 2012 - Chief of the Thoracic Surgery Department, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
  • Leads a private practice and operates at HMC


  • 1995 - Graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University, MD (Republic of Georgia)
  • 2007 - completed his residency in thoracic surgery at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
  • 2008 - completed a course in thoracoscopic advanced lung surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2012 - thoracoscopic esophageal surgery observer at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2013 - robotic thymectomy observer at the Charite Hospital, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013 - a course in the da Vinci training center, EEC (Ecole Européenne de Chirurgie), Paris, France
  • 2015 - course of surgical controversies in thoracic surgery, a course at the endoscopic training center, ESTS, Hamburg, Germany

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Reviewer of the "Innovations" journal
  • Israeli and European Associations for Endoscopic Surgery
  • Israel Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons


  • Author of more than 20 articles on the subjects of surgery for lung cancer, mediastinal and pleural pathology and others
  • Frequent speaker at international and local annual meetings

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