Dr. Ariel Drori shares his entrepreneurial journey, inspiring story in the battle field, and exciting work Co-Founding ThoraXS!

The ModernMD: Dr. Ariel Drori

Dr. Ariel Drori is the Co-Founder of ThoraXS, a single step, rapid life saving solution for treating pneumothorax. ThoraXS is a one-handed thoracic portal opener that shortens the procedure time of chest-tube insertion from minutes to less than 30 seconds. Dr. Drori is an Attending Internal Medicine physician at Hadassah University Medical Center and graduate of The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.


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Ariel is a practicing Internal Medicine physician at Hadassah University Medical Center. He also is a reserve medical doctor in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). During one of his military services, a soldier was shot by his sniper suffering a chest trauma and a pneumothorax. Listen as Ariel shares his battle field story that inspired the creation of ThoraXS.


The Idea: Pneumothorax is a medical emergency caused by chest trauma and is responsible for about one-third of preventable deaths on the battle field. Listen as Dr. Drori share his inspiration for the creation of ThoraXS and big vision for saving lives.

Success: Rapid medical innovation through BioDesign! Ariel shares the value of BioDesign program that brings the best and brights together to solve medicines most challenging problems.

What is BioDesign: A multi-disciplinary, team-based approach to medical innovation, created by Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center in partnership with Stanford University.

Success: ThoraXS has simple mechanism that allows for an innovative one-handed solution that shortens the chest tube procedure time.


Best Advice: Never quit! Don’t take “No” as an answer.

Daily Success Habit: Ariel has busy schedule and wakes up early to review and plan his day.

Healthcare Trends:

Information Technology: How can we best organize and transfer patient data? Healthcare is moving into an information technology era with large amount of patient data accumulating.

Patient Safety: How can we improve patient safety and quality care? Patient expect excellent high quality care and have less tolerance for mistakes.


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