Amiel Dror

Otolaryngologist, Surgeon Scientist, MD;PhD


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Harmonizing Clinical and Surgical Practice with Research in Auditory Health

Dr. Amiel Dror, an accomplished otolaryngologist and surgeon-scientist, has woven a profound career that seamlessly intertwines innovative research in auditory health and deafness with a steadfast commitment to medical education, surgical intervention, and exemplary patient care in his clinical work. He attained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, under the mentorship of Prof. Karen B. Avraham, with his Ph.D. research meticulously exploring the mechanisms inducing deafness due to SLC26A4 mutations.

In the surgical domain, Dr. Dror specializes in otology, focusing on the surgical rehabilitation of hearing, and neurotology, addressing lateral skull base pathologies, ensuring optimal outcomes through advanced and patient-centric approaches. His work is dedicated to utilizing innovative surgical techniques to enhance auditory capabilities and rehabilitate hearing.

Leading a collaborative research laboratory affiliated with the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, and practicing as an otolaryngologist at the Galilee Medical Center in Israel, Dr. Dror's laboratory pioneers strategies to mitigate hearing impairment, particularly those originating from environmental damage affecting ear function. The laboratory is dedicated to exploring the reversibility and treatability of hearing impairment following exposure to noise or ototoxic drugs.

Dr. Dror is also deeply committed to enhancing digital accessibility for hard-of-hearing populations globally, ensuring that technological interfaces and information are accessible and user-friendly for individuals with hearing impairments.

In the academic sphere, Dr. Dror is an active contributor to medical education, participating in preclinical courses and providing practical bedside education during clinical rounds of ENT. His dedication to educational excellence has been recognized in awards for outstanding teaching.

With dozens of papers published in reputable scientific journals and a high citation index, Dr. Dror has showcased the significant impact and recognition of his work in the scientific community. He actively participates in a substantial number of Israeli and international studies and mentors students and medical doctors in their research. Dr. Dror voluntarily serves on the Research Square Advisory Board and actively contributes as a peer reviewer for numerous scientific journals, further solidifying his commitment and contribution to the scientific community. He is also an elected member of the Israel Young Academy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Elected member of the Israel Young Academy

25 Jul 2022 → …

Western Galilee Medical Center of Nahariya


  • RF Otorhinolaryngology
  • Auditory Health
  • Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Otology
  • Neurotology
  • Skull Base Surgeries
  • Deafness Research
  • Hard-of-Hearing Populations
  • ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat)
  • Auditory Capabilities
  • Patient-Centric Approaches
  • Medical Mentorship
  • Surgical Techniques
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Medical Education


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