Get to Know Dr. Ory Wiesel
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Ory Wiesel became the director of thoracic and esophageal surgery at the Baruch Padeh Medical Center in Poriya, Israel, in 2022. Before that he was with Maimonides Medical Center since 2017, sparking the creation of the multidisciplinary Brooklyn mesothelioma program, which is dedicated exclusively to treating this rare and aggressive cancer.
Wiesel worked alongside Dr. Jason Shaw and Dr. Igor Brichkov, both part of the thoracic surgery cancer program at Maimonides. They collaborated with pulmonologists, pathologists, radiologists and medical oncologists to discuss each patient, developing a personalized mesothelioma treatment plan for each.
“All the needs for a patient are here in one place,” Wiesel said. “Patients should have options, and we can provide them here.”
Wiesel brought to Brooklyn much of what he learned in Boston at the highly acclaimed International Mesothelioma Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He trained under thoracic surgeon Dr. Raphael Bueno in a program designed by the renowned Dr. David Sugarbaker.
Maimonides also has the only full-service cancer center and fully accredited breast cancer center in Brooklyn. It is known for its cutting-edge research and technology and a philosophy focused on the whole person, not just the cancer.
Wiesel was also on the editorial board and was section editor for the Surgery Journal.
Specialties of Dr. Ory Wiesel
- Esophageal surgery
- Lung cancer
- Minimally invasive surgery
- NIR image-guided surgery
- Robotic surgery
- Thoracic surgery
Dr. Ory Wiesel’s Experience and Medical Education
- Baruch Padeh Medical Center
- Maimonides Medical Center
- Harvard Medical School (Fellowship)
- Tel Aviv Medical Center (Residency)
- Semmelweis University (M.D.)
Awards and Certifications
- New York state medical license
- Massachusetts state medical license
- Khuri Shukri Award (2017)
- Graham Foundation Robotic Fellowship Award (2015)
Publications of Dr. Ory Wiesel
- Wiesel, O. et al. (2020, September). Midline Approach for Surgical Stabilization of High Anterior Chest Wall Fractures. Israel Medical Association Journal.
- Liang, H. et al. (2020, March). Perioperative chemoimmunotherapy in a patient with stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer. Annals of Translational Medicine.
- Grondell, J. et al. (2018, July). Postoperative Bedside Critical Care of Thoracic Surgery Patients. American Journal of Critical Care.
- Wiesel, O., Jaklitsch, M.T. & Fisichella, P.M. (2016, February 16). Three-dimensional printing models in surgery. Surgery, Case Reports.