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MEIR WARMAN MD.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Meir Warman MD

Consultant ENT surgeon
Nasal and Sinus Diseases
Endoscopic sinus surgeon

Dr. Meir Warman is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Medicine and specialized in ENT and Head-Neck Surgery at Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.

Dr. Warman went on to serve as a Research Fellow in the field of allergy and rhinosinusitis (nasal and sinus infections) in the Immunology Institute at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Afterwards, Dr. Warman had a clinical fellowship in rhinology (nasal and sinus infections) at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This fellowship emphasized the Minimally Invasive Sinus Technique (MIST) under Dr. Peter Catalano. During the fellowship, he also underwent training in balloon sinuplasty and gained clinical experience with the technique.

Today, Dr. Warman is a senior physician in the Rhinology Service – Ear, Nose & Throat Department of Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.

Special work

Special work performed by Dr. Warman includes:

  • Endoscopic nasal and sinus surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Sinus Technique (MIST) surgery
  • Surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with or without polyps
  • Antrochoanal polyp surgery
  • Surgical treatment of nasal and sinus inflammatory and neoplastic diseases
  • Balloon sinuplasty treatment

List of medical tourism procedures performed by Dr. Meir Warman

The following is a list of the procedures that can be performed on tourists, as they can return home within two weeks. During that time and, of course, afterwards, Dr. Meir Warman is available to you and your patients.

Nasal and sinus surgeries

The purpose of nasal and sinus surgeries is to improve breathing through the nose, to reduce rhinorrhea and control chronic nasal and sinus infections.

Surgeries of this type are for people who suffer from chronic nasal and sinus infections that make it difficult for them to breathe through their nose and/or suffer from chronic rhinorrhea. These surgeries are designed for patients who have undergone repeated antibiotic treatment, in cases where their sense of smell has deteriorated and/or when they suffer from facial pain due to a nasal and sinus disease. A CT scan of the sinuses to check the extent of the disease is generally required.

Examples of nasal and sinus surgeries

  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
  • Minimally Invasive Sinus Technique (MIST) surgery
  • Nasal polyp surgery
  • Septoplasty and turbinate surgery
  • Antrochoanal polyp surgery

The surgeries are performed in a private hospital under general anesthetic. No significant post-surgical pain is anticipated, and in most cases the patient is discharged on the same day. There is no need for external or internal bandaging or tampons. The patient returns for a post-surgical checkup a week later.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

The purpose of oral and maxillofacial surgery is to improve nose breathing in children, treatment of recurrent tonsillitis or chronic rhinorrhea in children.

The treatments are intended for adults who suffer from respiratory difficulty in general, or in cases of recurrent tonsillitis, manifested with a high fever, sore throat and need for recurrent treatment with antibiotics.

Moreover, the surgeries are performed in children in the event of obstruction of the upper respiratory tract, manifested as snoring, wheezing, heavy breathing, breathing that stops at night, fitful sleeping, frequent waking, and sometimes even bedwetting. In most cases blood tests and clotting tests are required before surgery.

Examples of maxillofacial surgery:

  • Tonsillectomy or tonsil reduction surgery
  • Adenoidectomy (also known as polyps/third tonsil in children)

The surgeries are performed in a private hospital under general anesthetic.

When a tonsillectomy is performed, you can expect pain for up to 10 days following surgery, and patients remain overnight for observation in the hospital.

In adenoidectomies or tonsil reduction procedures, the patient is discharged on the day of surgery. There is no need for external or internal bandaging. The patient returns for a post-surgical checkup a week later.

Pediatric surgeries

Surgery for insertion of ventilation tubes or "button surgery" in children is a simple procedure that is performed under general anesthetic. The purpose of the surgery is to improve hearing in children who suffer from a decline in hearing, delay in speech, poor pronunciation due to fluid in the ears, or in children who suffer from recurrent ear infections that require recurrent antibiotic treatment. There is generally a need to take a hearing test prior to surgery.

Examples of pediatric surgery:

  • Adenoidectomy (also known as polyps/third tonsil in children)
  • Adenoidectomy and tonsil reduction surgery
  • Surgery to insert ventilation tubes – also known as "button surgery"

The surgery is performed in a private hospital under short general anesthesia, without a mask. In most cases, the patient is discharged on the same day. The patient returns for a post-surgical checkup a week later.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

May 2010- May 2011, August 2012 – Present: Senior physician, Rhinology Service Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, at the Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel.

June 2011 – July 2012: Clinical fellow, Rhinology. Department of Otolaryngology, Minimally invasive sinus surgery unit. Under the supervision of Dr. Peter J Catalano MD, FRCS, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Boston, MA USA. Affiliated with Tufts University and Medical school.

April 2004 – May 2010: Residency in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, at the Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel. Affiliated with the Hebrew University and Hadassah medical school at Jerusalem (a six year program).

1996-2004: M.D: The Hebrew University and Hadassah medical school at Jerusalem.

1996-1999: B. Med. Sci. degree. The Hebrew University and Hadassah medical school at Jerusalem.

1994: First year studies in the Life science Faculty at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel.

COURSES

26th January- 6th February 2009: Participation in “ALIFI Advanced Immunology Course” Department of Immunology and cell biology, the VU Medical Center and the Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Course director: Dr. Reina Mebius MD, PhD.

11-12th May 2008: Participation in “The 2nd Israeli course in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Technique” University of Tel Aviv, Medical school, Israel. Course director: Dr Eitan Yaniv, guest of honor: Dr Roee Landsberg Tel Aviv, Israel.
2007/2008: Participation in the program of GCP and clinical trials management. Kaplan Medical Center and the department of health science, University of Haifa.

29-30th March 2007: Participation in “International Course In Advanced Sinus Surgery Techniques” Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Course director: Prof. dr. WJ Fokkens, guest of honor: Prof. D Simmen Zurich, Swizherland.

20-21th March 2005: Participation in temporal bone dissection course in Assaf Harofe Medical center, Israel. Course director: Dr. E Eviatar, guest of honor: Dr. J Rutka, Toronto, Canada.

CERTIFICATION

December 2010: United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE): Step 3 passing score.

June 2010: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery specialist, certificate by the Ministry of Health and the Israeli association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery, License #: 28855, issued June 8th 2010.

September 16, 2005 (issue date): ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certification. ECFMG #: 0-648-326-7.

March 2004: MD Certification from the Ministry of Health and the Israeli Medical Association. License to practice medicine #: 36082.

RESEARCH

January 2010-PRESENT: Research of allergic nasal polyps. Collaboration with Dr. M. Huszar, Pathology department and the head of the laboratory Prof. M. Fogel. Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot Israel.

October 2008-April 2009: Research fellow, the Academic Medical Center (AMC) University of Amsterdam. Performing basic science project "Immunohistochemistry of transcription factors expression in nasal epithelial cells". Under the supervision of Dr. C.M van-Drunen PhD, head of cell biology and immunohistochemistry laboratory and Professor Dr. W.J. Fokkens, MD, PhD, head of the ENT department of the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2002: Part of the Thesis for M.D. Transcorneal Iontophoresis of Gentamycin to the rabbit eye, using a portable device and a polyethylene probe. Under the guidance of Prof. M. Shapira the department of Clinical Microbiology, and Prof. J. Frucht department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Medical Center , Jerusalem.

1998-1999: mRNA –protein linkage in the Drosophilla embryo. Under the supervision of Dr. J Yisraeli, the department of Anatomy and Embriology, Hadassah school of medicine, Jerusalem.

AWARDS

2009: Nominated as the outstanding basic science project for the year, title: "Deregulation of transcription factors in nasal epithelial cells". The Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel.

2008: Nominated as an outstanding clinical instructor for the year 2007, the Hebrew University and Hadassah medical school at Jerusalem, Israel.

2007: Nominated as an outstanding resident for the year at the Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel.

1994: Nominated as an outstanding student for the year at the Faculty for Life science at the Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.

TEACHING AND POSITIONS

2007-PRESENT: Clinical Instructor in Otolaryngology clerckship at the Hebrew University and Hadassah medical school at Jerusalem, Israel

1998-1999: Instructor in Histology and Histopathology course at the Hebrew University and Hadassah medical school, Jerusalem.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

July 2011: Sinus Forum 2011;journal Club sessions.

March 2011: Three components of the Antrochoanal polyp: an updated clinical and histo-pathologic description. The annual meeting of the Israeli Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Society, Eilat Israel

December 2010: Transcription factors regulation in epithelial cells: allergen induced activation of respiratory epithelial cells- in vivo study. Dr. Warman, Dr. Van-Drunen. Prof. Fokkens. The Israeli Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Society research day. Rambam medical center, Haifa Israel.

June 2010: Is there a role for Adenoidectomy in the Treatment of Allergic and Non-Allergic Rhinitis in Children?. The European Rhinology Society, ERS-ISIAN 2010, Geneve Switzerland.

June 2009: Epithelial cells transcription factor expression following allergen exposure: cultured epithelial cells set-up. Dr. Warman, Dr. Van-Drunen. Prof. Fokkens. The annual meeting of the Israeli Rhinology Society. Wolfson medical center, Holon Israel.

March 2007: Splaying of the carotid arteries, what is your diagnosis?. The annual meeting of the Israeli Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Society, Eilat Israel

December 2006: Sino-nasal Round Cell Tumor.The annual meeting of the Israeli Rhinology Society. Carmel medical center, Haifa Israel.

March 2006: Esophageal foreign body versus ossifications of laryngeal cartilages: pitfalls in interpretation of lateral cervical X ray. The annual meeting of the Israeli Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Society, Eilat Israel.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Wijewickrama RC, Catalano PJ, Gupta R, Willen SN, More Y, Jonnalagadda S, Warman M. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2013 Jul-Aug;27(4):329-32. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2013.27.3900. Erratum in: Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2013 Sep-Oct;27(5):431.
  • Warman M, Willen S, Catalano PJ. Nasal obstruction and recurrent sinusitis caused by bilateral pneumatized ethmoid bullae. Ear Nose and Throat Journal 2012 Accepted for publication.
  • Warman Meir , Granot Esther, Halperin Doron. Improvement in Allergic and Non-allergic rhinitis; a secondary benefit of Adenoidectomy in children. Ear Nose and Throat Journal 2012 Accepted for publication.
  • Warman Meir, Lipshitz Noga, Ikher Sergey, Halperin Doron. Collision tumor of the thyroid gland: Primary squamous cell and papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland. ISRN Otolaryngology Vol 2011; Id 582374 2011 Accepted for publication.
  • Hain Moshe, Warman Meir, Hana Leiba, Bavnik Yosef, Halperin Doron. Current diagnosis and treatment of neonatal Dacryocystocele, case series study. American journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2010 ; accepted for publication.
  • Davidi Erez, Warman Meir, Lahav Yonatan, Halperin Doron. Cerebellar ischemia initially presented as sudden sensorineural hearing loss and gaze-evoked nystagmus.
    Israel Medical Association Journal (IMAJ). 2009; December (11): 78-79.
  • Warman Meir, Mozes Marta, Halperin Doron. Sebaceous Adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland: a case report and literature review. Internet journal of Otorhinolaryngology. ISSN 1528-8420. 2009; volume 9, number 2.
  • Warman Meir , Halperin Doron, Poria Yitzhak, Huszar Monica, Idelevich Efraim. Nasopharyngeal carcinoid tumor- successful therapy for a tumor in a unique location.
    Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2009; 140(3): 437-8.
  • Warman Meir, Herskovitz Pearl, Halperin Doron. Cervical Sympathetic Schwannoma: Radiology quiz case. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2008 July; 134(7): 781-2.
  • Warman Meir, Lahav Jonathan, Feldberg Edith, Halperin Doron. Invasive tracheal apergillosis treated suscessfully with voriconazole; a clinical report and review of the literature. Annals of Otology Rhinology and Laryngology 2007;116(10): 713-716.
  • Warman Meir, Halperin Doron. Varicella zoster virus infection involving the maxillary branch of the trigeminal nerve. Harefua Vol. 146(2) Feb. 2007