About Dr. Botser

Itamar Botser, MD

Dr. Itamar Botser is an senior orthopedic surgeon at the The Knee and Arthroscopy Unit at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel. He is specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgeries with a focus on hip arthroscopy surgeries.

In 1995 he started to study medicine in Ben-Guriun University in Beer-Sheva, followed with an internship in Hille-Yafe in Hadera, and orthopedic residency in the Haim Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, graduating in honor in 2009. Following the residency, he worked for nine months in the Shoulder unit in Tel-Hashomer with Moshe Pritch (Pery) and Ariel Oran, and later traveled to Chicago, the windy city, to specialize in hip preservation surgeries.

Between December 2009 to June 2012, he participated in a two-year clinical and research fellowship with Benjamin Domb, created the American Hip Institute online-patient followup database and was the director of the research for the institute. During the time in Chicago, Dr. Botser took part in numerous clinical and bio-mechanical studies, and participated in more than 1000 hip arthroscopies, and a couple hundreds of hip surgical dislocations, robotic hip replacements (makoplasties), knee arthroscopies and shoulder arthroscopies.

Beginning July 2012, Dr. Botser moved to Stanford, California and started a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine, directed by Marc Safran. During the fellowship in Stanford he had the honor to work with Gary Fanton, Jason Dragoo and Tim McAdams, participating in many complicated and routine sports medicine cases, mainly arthroscopies of hips, shoulders and knees.

On this website you can find some of Dr. Botser's publications and conferences presentations. Please note, that in some cases the whole presentation is available.

Also the Modified Harris Hip Score is available for use, please consult a hip expert regarding the results.

Some videos about hip arthroscopy, femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) and other pathologies around the hip joint can be found in Dr. Domb's YouTube channel.

If you have any questions, you can contact Dr. Botser through the contact form.