Dr. Omer Mei-Dan is a sports and trauma surgeon.
Dr. Omer Mei-Dan specializes in hip preservation procedures, consisting of hip arthroscopy, cartilage regeneration and acetabulum realignment techniques. He also has major interest and extensive experience with PRP (platelets rich plasma) both in the surgical set up and as a joint preservation tool.
Dr. Mei-Dan's primary passion is research. He maintains an active program focusing on prospective randomized controlled studies investigating hip and pelvis pathologies, the management of various sports injuries, and in the developing field of platelet rich plasma. Originally from Israel, Dr. Mei-Dan has trained in Spain, New Zealand and Australia. He now holds a faculty position at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, with active clinical practice in both Denver and Boulder.
In addition to his medical career, Dr. Mei-Dan is a world-renowned extreme sports athlete. For more than 20 years, he has been involved in numerous disciplines including mountaineering, wing-suit flying and BASE jumping. He has played an active role within the extreme sports community, establishing and organizing a number of innovative extreme sports events.
Dr. Mei-Danʼs personal interest and curiosity in these sports has lead to further research in extreme sports. Recent publications have focused on climbing and BASE jumping injuries as well as observing the mental characteristics and hormonal changes exhibited by extreme sports athletes.