Dr. Ory Wiesel is a thoracic surgeon at Maimonides Medical Center. He specializes in minimally-invasive thoracic and esophageal surgery, with a focus on the surgical treatment of diseases of the chest and abdomen, including lung, esophagus, mediastinum and chest wall. Dr. Wiesel has particular interests in laparoscopy, VATS (video assisted thoracoscopic surgery), robotic and endoscopic surgery. After graduating summa cum laude from Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary, Dr. Wiesel completed his general surgery residency at Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel where he was subsequently appointed as a staff surgeon. Dr. Wiesel began his academic thoracic surgical training at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, under the mentorship of the world leaders in lung and esophageal surgery. He completed fellowships in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, robotic surgery, and general foregut and thoracic surgery. Dr. Wiesel has authored multiple peer reviewed articles and book chapters and his research topics are surgery in the elderly and 3-D models in the perioperative setting. He also developed a small animal model for esophageal cancer and is interested in techniques for esophageal transplantation. Dr. Wiesel has earned several awards, including the 2015 AATS Graham Foundation Award and the seventh Khuri Shukri Award for clinical excellence. He speaks English, Hebrew, Hungarian and Arabic.