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The MHE (Multiple Hereditary Exostoses) Center at the Paley Institute is the first center of its kind: an all inclusive, comprehensive treatment center for MHE. Multiple World Renowned Specialists in every Orthopedic area of MHE. Continuity of care for both Children and Adults, all at the same time, quality of life game plan for you and your family.


The MHE Research Foundation would like to thank Dr. Paley, Dr. Feldman, Dr. Robbins, Dr. Wesstein and the entire staff at the Paley Institute for making dreams come true.

At the Paley Institute, we are proud to offer a dedicated MHE Center, an all-in-one treatment center for MHE.  We currently have four orthopedic surgeons on staff, all of whom are familiar with MHE and its treatment, and who each specialize in different aspects of orthopedics. Come to the Paley Institute for comprehensive treatment strategies for MHE. Our specialists will be able to address any and all problematic osteochondromas with state-of-the-art surgical procedures. A physician is on staff in the clinic at all times.


In addition to our team of specialized surgeons, we also have an on-site Rehabilitation Department, just down the hall from our clinic. All of our therapists have been specially trained in the therapy and rehabilitation of a variety of complex bone and soft tissue deformities.

Dr. Paley is the founder and director of the Paley Institute. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in limb lengthening and reconstruction. In 1986 he introduced the Ilizarov Method to the United States and Canada after training under the guidance of Professor Ilizarov himself.


Dr. Paley has been treating MHE for nearly 30 years. He has developed a number of surgical procedures for excising osteochondromas and repairing joint deformities in the hip, knee, ankle, and arms. 

Dr. Feldman is the director of the Spine Institute at the Paley Institute. He also leads our hip deformity center. Dr. Feldman was previously Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center / NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.


Dr. Feldman has extensive experience in treating children and adults with scoliosis and other spinal deformities, as well as severe limb and hip deformities. Dr. Feldman specializes in treating MHE patients with spine and hip osteochondromas.

Dr. Robbins joined the Paley Institute in June, 2014. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Tulane University. Dr. Robbins specializes in treating children and adults with congenital and acquired limb abnormalities. 


Dr. Robbins has extensive experience in treating MHE. He specializes in the treatment of angular and axial limb deformities, such as genu varum and genu valgus.

Dr. Weisstein is the Director of Joint Replacement at the Paley Institute. Prior to his arrival at the Paley Institute, Dr. Weisstein directed one of the highest volume joint replacement programs in California, at the Eisenhower Medical Center.


Dr. Weisstein specializes in both the conservative and surgical management of hip and knee deformities. He is also a fellowship-trained musculoskeletal tumor surgeon. He performs hip and knee replacement using the latest techniques, including direct anterior hip replacement and minimally invasive, patient-customized knee surgery.

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The Paley Institute is located at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. Our amazing location in West Palm Beach offers patients a resort atmosphere year-round. 

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