Dr. Topaz received his M.D. Degree from Ben Gurion University in 1982. He completed his internship and residency at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center. In 1990 he served as a Fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Topaz holds a Diploma in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery from the Tel-Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Ben Gurion University, Masters Degree Cum Laude from the University of Tel-Aviv, and Ph.D. from the Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva.
Since 1991 Dr. Topaz has served as the Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera where he performs reconstructive surgery. Dr. Topaz lectured at the Post Graduate School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, was a Senior Visiting Lecturer in the Chemistry Department at Bar Ilan University and serves as a Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery in several hospitals in China. He also conducts ongoing research involving the application of new and advanced technologies, with emphasis on the evaluation and analysis of risks relating to the application of advanced technologies in medicine.
Dr. Topaz served for ten years as the Secretary-General of IQUAM (The International Committee for Quality Assurance, Medical Technologies and Devices in Plastic Surgery). He is Founder and Chairperson of IBIR (the International Breast Implant Registry), and a member of several international plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery associations: the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American-Israeli Plastic Surgery Fellowship (AIPSF), the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), and the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI). He has served for eight years on the executive committee of IPRAS, and is a member and former Secretary-Treasurer of the Israel Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Based on his extensive clinical and scientific experience Dr. Topaz has developed and introduced a novel wound healing devices & technologies. The TopClosure® Tension Relief System (TRS), an innovative, ground-breaking technology intended for management of simple and complex wounds for civilian, military and mass-casualty injury applications. Based on original basic science and vast clinical experience, he has revolutionized the conventional wound treatment, enabling Regulated, Oxygen-enriched & Irrigation, Negative Pressure-assisted Wound Treatment (ROI-NPT). The unique combination of TRS and ROI-NPT was introduced, changing the standards of wound care in multiple indications being affordable globally.
Dr. Topaz participates extensively in international activities, focusing on the application of innovative technologies for wound healing, and the enhancement of safety in the use of advanced technological devices in medicine. Dr. Topaz has written and published articles in a variety of medical journals, and has actively participated in numerous scientific meetings in Israel and globally. In the last five years, he has been leading a national project in wound healing in China and internationally, where he lectures and instructs surgeons in advanced surgical techniques.