Dror Paley, M.D., FRCSC, is the director of the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Paley was the founder and director of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics and the co-director of the International Center for Limb Lengthening until May 2009. Prior to that he was the chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at the University of Maryland in Baltimore from 1987 to 2001. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in limb lengthening and reconstruction. Dr Paley trained under the guidance of Professor Ilizarov of Russia (Ilizarov method) and Professor Debastiani of Italy (Orthofix method). In 1986, he introduced the Ilizarov method to the US and Canada. Since that time, he has performed more than 12,000 limb lengthening and reconstruction-related procedures on patients from all over the United States and from more than 70 countries from six continents.