Ofer Levy graduated the Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem, in 1982. After completing military service at the rank of Major, he continued his training at Kaplan Medical Centre and Sheba Medical Centre, Tel Hashomer, Israel. In 1992 he was appointed Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tel Aviv University.
In 1995 he was appointed Chief of the Shoulder Service at Soroka Medical Centre and lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
In 1997, on sabbatical leave from Ben-Gurion University he worked with Stephen Copeland at the Royal Berkshire hospital in Reading. He established the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Berkshire Independent Hospital in 1998 with Stephen Copeland, and serves as its Director. He was awarded the National Bronze clinical excellence award since 2006. He is associate professor at Brunel University, London. He is also assistant editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and associate editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty.
He is a founding member of the Israeli Shoulder and Elbow Society, a member of the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the British and American Elbow and Shoulder Societies. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the British Orthopaedic Association and the Israeli Orthopaedic Association.
He is an honorary corresponding member of many shoulder and elbow societies including the Brazilian, Argentinian, Chilean, and the South African. He has published many scientific Papers, presentations and book chapters on shoulder surgery. Prof Levy developed and introduced many novel arthroscopic and open surgical techniques. He invented and been involved in the development of many new surgical instruments and devices, including arthroscopic sixters, shoulder resurfacing and stemless reverse total shoulder replacement.