Dr. Erez Kachel

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

A specialist in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Kachel is a graduate of the Medical School at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

2000-2007: Cardiothoracic surgery residency at the Sheba Medical Center.

During those years he managed and simultaneously initiated and developed the cell therapy technique, which utilizes activated macrophages for thoracic infection treatment for patients who underwent open-heart surgery, and was the first to use this method in these patients. Dr. Kachel has published many articles on this subject in international medical journals, and is responsible for changing the therapeutic approach to thoracic infection treatment for patients both here and abroad, by providing significantly improved survival rates and better quality of life for these patients. In addition, Dr. Kachel established and managed the first wound clinic at the Sheba Center for Advanced Technologies.

2007-2009: Clinical fellowship in cardiac surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada at the Sunnybrook Medical Center under the supervision of Professor Steve Farms. During his tenure there he dealt mostly with coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery, while he also managed wound care in post cardiac surgery patients.

Today Dr. Kachel is the Manager of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit of Poriya Hospital, a senior cardiac surgeon in the Cardiac Surgery Department of the Sheba Medical Center, and the Chief Manager of the Wounds Clinic for Post-cardiac Surgery. He is also a supervisor of students and lecturer of several courses at the Tel Aviv University.

Dr. Kachel is the CEO, the medical director and senior surgeon of the Cardioheal group.

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