Adam R. Kolker MD, FACS, PC

New York, NY, US
Adam R. Kolker MD, FACS, PC

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Dr. Kolker brings exemplary experience, training and skill to the art of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Adam R. Kolker is dedicated to providing first-class plastic surgery services to the New York area and beyond.

Dr. Kolker specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery with an emphasis on breast augmentation, body contouring and facial surgery. His practice also offers a full range of cosmetic procedures and advanced skin care services, all brought to you in the comfort and privacy of an inviting office atmosphere.

Practice Specialization

Adam R. Kolker, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an aesthetic plastic surgeon in New York City specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. Dr. Kolker is board-certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is committed to achieving the most beautiful and natural results by combining technical excellence, artistic skill, and meticulous attention to detail.

Additional Information

Extra-Curriculars (VOLUNTEERISM / SURGICAL MISSION WORK)
Operation Smile - Cleft, Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgeon 2004 to present
Our Children International - Pediatric Plastic Surgeon 2008 to present

Background & Certification

Board Certification

• Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
• Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
• Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Background

Education
Six-Year Accelerated Biomedical Education Program
Union College, Schenectady, New York1984 - 1986
Bachelor of Science cum laude, Biology / Fine Arts, June 1988**

Albany Medical College, Albany, New York 1986 - 1990
Doctor of Medicine, May 1990

Education / Postdoctoral Training

Internship in General Surgery 1990 - 1991
Residency in General Surgery 1991 - 1994
Chief Residency in General Surgery 1994 - 1995
St. Vincent’s Hospital / New York Medical College,
New York, New York
Research Fellowship in Microsurgery 1995 - 1996
New York University Medical Center / Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
New York, New York

Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1996 - 1997
Chief Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1997 - 1998
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery1999 - 2000

Royal Children’s Hospital / University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Teaching Appointments

Academic Appointments
Clinical Instructor in Surgery, New York Medical College 1994 - 1995
Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Harvard Medical School 1996 - 1998
Clinical Fellow in Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia 1999 - 2000
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, New York Medical College 2001 - 2004
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 2004 – present
Administrative Leadership Appointments

Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery, Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan (NY, NY)
Appointment by the Medical Executive Committee and Board of Directors
July 2008 to the role of Section Chief of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery.
Oversight of all administrative matters of the Section.

Publications and Presentations

Scientific Publications
Kolker, A.R., Lampert J.A. Maximizing aesthetics and safety in circumferential-incision lower body lift with selective undermining and liposuction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2009; 62: 544-8

Kolker, A.R., Torina, P.J. Minimally invasive correction of inverted nipples: A safe and simple technique for reliable, sustainable projection. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2009; 62: 549-53

Kolker, A.R. Improving aesthetics and safety in abdominoplasty with broad subcostal perforator preservation and contouring with liposuction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2008; 60: 491-7

Kolker, A.R., Redstone, J., Tutela, J.P. Salvage of exposed implantable cardiac electrical devices and lead systems with pocket change and local flap coverage. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2007; 59:26-30

Kolker, A.R., Brown, D.J., Redstone, J., Scarpinato, V.M., Wallack, M.K. Multilayer reconstruction of abdominal wall defects with acellular dermal allograft (AlloDerm) and component separation. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2005; 55: 36-42

Holmes, A.D., Meara, J.G., Kolker, A.R., Rosenfeld, J.V., Klug, G.L. Frontoethmoidal encephaloceles: Reconstruction and refinements. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2001; 12: 6-18

Meara, J.G., Kolker, A.R., Bartlett, G., Theile, R., Mutimer, K., Holmes, A.D. Tuberous breast deformity: Principles and practice. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2000; 45: 607-11

Kolker, A.R., Coombs, C.J., Meara, J.G., Bates, D., Rowler, D.K., Hutson, J.M. Patterns of radial dysmorphology with the VACTERL association in the adriamycin-exposed prenatal rat. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2000; 45: 525-30

Kolker, A.R., Coombs, C.J., Meara, J.G. A method for minimizing donor site complications of the radial forearm flap. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2000; 45: 329-31

Kolker, A.R., Wolfort, F.G., Upton, J., Tahan, S.R., Hein, K.D., Zewert, T.E. Plantar verrucous carcinoma following renal transplantation. Annals of Plastic Surgery 1998; 40: 515-19

Hein, K.D., Morris, D.J., Goldwyn, R.M., Kolker, A.R. Repair of abdominal fascial defects following TRAM with dermal autografts. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1998; 102: 2287-92

Kolker, A.R., Kasabian, A.K., Karp, N.S., Gottlieb, J.J. The fate of free flap microanastomosis distal to the zone of injury in lower extremity trauma. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1997; 99: 1066–73

Zhang, L., Kolker, A.R., Choe, E.I., Bakshandeh, N., Josephson, G., Wu, F.C., Siebert, J.W., Kasabian, A.K. Venous microanastomosis with the Unilink system, sleeve, and suture techniques: a comparative study in the rat. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 1997; 13(4): 257-61

Kolker, A.R., Hirsch, C.J., Gingold, B.J., Stamatos, J.M., Wallack, M.K. The use of epidural anesthesia and spontaneous ventilation during trans-abdominal colon and rectal procedures in selected high-risk groups. Dis Colon Rect 1997; 40: 339-43

Shah, M.H., Kasabian, A.K., Karp, N.S., Kolker, A.R., Dublin, B.A., Zhang, L., Sakuma, J. Axonal regeneration through an autogenous nerve bypass: an experimental study in the rat. Annals of Plastic Surgery 1997; 38: 408-15

Dublin, B.A., Karp, N.S., Kasabian, A.K., Kolker, A.R., Shah, M.H. Selective use of preoperative lower extremity angiography in free flap reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 1997; 38: 404-7

Choe, E.I., Kasabian, A.K., Kolker, A.R., Karp, N.S., Zhang, L., Bass, L.S., Nardi, M.S., Josephson, G., Karpatkin, M. Thrombocytosis after lower extremity trauma: mechanism and possible role in free flap failure. Annals of Plastic Surgery 1996; 36: 489-94

Kolker, A.R., Mayer, D.A., Zingale, R., Tsapogas, M. Central venous puncture vs. cutdown for permanent pacemaker lead insertion: a modified double-introducer technique. Minerva Cardioangiologica 1996; 44: 39-44

Wolfort, F.G., Kolker, A.R., Wolfort, S.F. Basal and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Textbook Chapter In: McKellar, D., and Reiling, R., eds. Prognosis and Outcome Expectancy in Surgical Diseases. 2nd ed. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing. 1999, pp. 348-351

Presentations and Lectures

Kolker, A.R. Maximizing aesthetics and safety in abdominoplasty and lower body lift with selective undermining and liposuction. Presentation at the International Symposium of the Israel Society for Plastic Surgery, Eilat, Israel, March 2009

Kolker, A.R., Torina, P.J. Minimally-invasive correction of inverted nipples: A safe and simple technique for reliable, sustainable projection. Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, October 2008

Kolker, A.R., Lampert, J. Maximizing aesthetics and safety in circumferential-incision lower body lift with selective undermining and suction lipectomy. Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, October 2008

Tutela, J.P., Kolker, A.R., Levine, J.P., Kovacs, D. Abdominal wall reconstruction after acute and chronic loss of domain with peritoneal cavity expansion and component separation. Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, October 2008

Lefkowitz, T.S. Kolker, A.R., Levine, J.P., Blechman, K.M. To Fill or Cover: The dead space dilemma in reconstruction of sternotomy wounds. Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, October 2008

Kolker, A.R. Improving Aesthetics and Safety in Abdominoplasty with Broad Subcostal Perforator Preservation and Contouring with Suction Lipectomy Presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Southampton, Bermuda, October, 2007.

Kolker, A.R., Slavin, S.A. Patient Safety in Office Based Surgery. Presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Southampton, Bermuda, October, 2007.

Kolker, A.R., Redstone, J., Tutella, J.P. Prepectoral Infraclavicular Rhombic Flap Coverage for Salvage of Exposure of Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Devices. Presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. Boston, Massachusetts, December, 2006.

Kolker, A.R., Brown, D.J., Redstone, J., Scarpinato, V.M., Wallack, M.K. Multilayer reconstruction of abdominal wall defects with acellular dermal allograft (AlloDerm) and component separation. Presented at the 21st annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Naples, Florida, January 2005.

Meara, J.G., Cleland, H.J., Kolker, A.R., McLaughlin, M.S., McDougall, S. Outcomes research in pediatric plastic surgery. Presented at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Melbourne, Australia, May, 2000

Holmes, A.D., Wright, G.V., Heggie, A.A., Kolker, A.R., Meara, J.G. Lefort III internal distraction. Presented at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Melbourne, Australia, May, 2000

Mutimer, K.L., Bartlett, J.R., Meara, J.G., Bartlett, G.R., Kolker, A.R. Obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Presented at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Melbourne, Australia, May, 2000

Levine, J.P., Borud, L., Margiotta, M., Kasabian, A.K., Karp, N.S., Kolker, A.R., Gurtner, G., Bradley, J.P. Update on free flap microanastomosis distal to the zone of injury in lower extremity trauma. Presented at the 13th Symposium of the International Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Los Angeles, California, June 1999

Slavin, S.A., Kolker, A.R. Transaxillary augmentation mammoplasty: avoiding pitfalls in patient selection and technique. Presented at the 39th annual meeting of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Chatham, Massachusetts, June 1998

Kolker, A.R. Sternal wound coverage with the latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap. Presented at the 24th Plastic Surgery Senior Residents’ Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, April 1998

Kolker, A.R., Wolfort, F.G., Tahan S.R. Hein, K.D., Zewert, T.E. Plantar verrucous carcinoma following renal transplantation. Presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Southampton, Bermuda, October 1997

Hein, K.D., Goldwyn, R.M., Morris, D.J., Kolker, A.R. Repair of abdominal fascial defects with dermal autografts. Presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, San Francisco, California, September 1997

Kasabian, A.K., Kolker, A.R., Shah, M.H., Zhang, L., Karp, N.S., Sakuma, J., Dublin, B.A. Axonal regeneration through a nerve bypass for treatment of neuroma-in-continuity: an experimental study in the rat. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Boca Raton, Florida, January 1997

Kolker, A.R., Shah, M.H., Zhang, L., Karp, N.S., Sakuma, J., Dublin, B.A. Kasabian, A.K. Nerve bypass for treatment of neuroma-in-continuity: an experimental study in the rat. Presented at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Dallas, Texas, November 1996

Kolker, A.R., Kasabian, A.K., Choe, E.I., Karp, N.S., Dublin, B.A., Shah, M.H., Zhang, L. Thrombocytosis after major lower extremity trauma: The role of thrombocytotic cytokines IL-3, IL-6, IL-11, GM-CSF, and thrombopoietin. Presented at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Dallas, Texas, November 1996

Dublin, B.A., Kolker, A.R., Karp, N.S., Kasabian, A.K., Selective use of preoperative angiography in free flap reconstruction of the lower extremity. Presented at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Dallas, Texas, November 1996

Kolker, A.R., Gottlieb, J.J., Karp, N.S., Kasabian, A.K. The fate of free flap microanastomosis distal to the zone of injury in lower extremity trauma. Presented at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Dallas, Texas, November 1996

Kolker, A.R., Shah, M.S., Kasabian, A.K., Zhang, L., Karp, N.S., Sakuma, J., Young, W. Nerve bypass for treatment of neuroma-in-continuity: an experimental study in the rat. Presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Washington, D.C., October 1996

Dublin, B.A., Kolker, A.R., Karp, N.S., Kasabian, A.K. Selective use of preoperative angiography in free flap reconstruction of the lower extremity. Presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Washington, D.C., October 1996

Kolker, A.R., Kasabian, A.K., Karp, N.S., Gottlieb, J.J. The fate of free flap microanastomosis distal to the zone of injury in lower extremity trauma. Presented at the 13th Congress of the International Microsurgery Society, Montreal PQ, Canada, June 1996

Kolker, A.R., Kasabian, A.K., Choe, E.I., Dublin, B.A., Shah, M.H. Thrombocytosis after major lower extremity trauma: The role of thrombocytotic cytokines IL-3, IL-6, IL-11, GM-CSF and thrombopoietin. Presented at the 13th Congress of the International Microsurgery Society, Montreal PQ, Canada, June 1996

Dublin, B.A., Kolker, A.R., Karp, N.S., Kasabian, A.K. Selective use of preoperative angiography in free flap reconstruction of the lower extremity. Presented at the 13th Congress of the International Microsurgery Society, Montreal PQ, Canada, June 1996

Shah, M.H., Kolker, A.R., Kasabian, A.K., Karp, N.S., Valauri, F.A. Comparison of the great and second toes for reconstruction of the thumb: a morphometric analysis. Presented at the 13th Congress of the International Microsurgery Society, Montreal PQ, Canada, June 1996

Kolker, A.R., Kasabian, A.K., Choe, E. I., Karp, N.S., Dublin, B.A., Shah, M.H. Thrombocytosis after major lower extremity trauma: The role of thrombocytotic cytokines IL-3, IL-6, IL-11, GM-CSF and thrombopoietin. Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, St. Louis, Missouri, June 1996

Kolker, A.R. Thrombocytosis after major lower extremity trauma: Mechanism and possible role in free flap failure. First prize presentation at the New York Regional Plastic Surgery Society resident’s competition, New York, New York, March 1996

Zhang, L., Choe, E.I., Bakshandeh, N., Levine, J.P., Kolker, A.R., Zaatari, A., Kasabian, A.K. Karp, N.S., Siebert, J. Neurotization of motor end plates: An experimental study in the rat and report of clinical cases. Presented at the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, January 1996

Kolker, A.R., Hirsch, C.J., Gingold, B., Stamatos, J.M., Wallack, M.K. The use of epidural anesthesia and spontaneous ventilation during trans-abdominal colon and rectal procedures in selected high-risk patients groups. First prize presentation at the New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Regional Meeting, New York, March 1995

Awards & Honors

First Prize, New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Resident Competition, New York, NY April 1996
First Prize, New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery Research
Competition, New York, NY June 1995

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, NY
North Shore, LIJ, Glen Cove Hospitals, LI, NY

Society Memberships

• American College of Surgeons
• American Society of Plastic Surgeons
• American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
• American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
• American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
• American Academy of Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery Section
• Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
• NY Regional Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

Your Consultation

Dr. Kolker will meet with you in the comfort and privacy of his Park Avenue office. As every individual's desires and needs are quite different, the doctor will thoroughly discuss your goals and the benefits of multiple surgical options and possible non-surgical treatments. He will carefully guide you and enable you to make the most informed and appropriate decision about your surgery. Complementary consultations are available.

To schedule a private consultation with Dr. Kolker, please call the office at 212-744-6500. We welcome your visit.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Dr. Kolker performs most plastic surgery procedures in his private, accredited state-of-the-art office-based surgical suite. It is an extremely comfortable, convenient, and, above all, safe environment for your procedure.
Dr. Kolker’s surgical unit has achieved the highest level of certification from the American Association for the Accreditation of Surgical Facilities (AAAASF). The New York State Department of Health has designated the AAAASF as an authorized agency to be used by office-based surgery centers to meet state accreditation requirements. In New York and throughout the country, the AAAASF accredits more office-based surgery facilities than any other accrediting body, and maintains rigorous standards of care and quality assurance for all facilities under its purview.

Dr. Kolker is always focused on safety first. The level of safety, staffing and equipment in Dr. Kolker’s surgical facility is superior. During all cases involving the administration of anesthesia, an anesthesiologist, certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, from the faculty at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City is present to safely and comfortably care for you during and immediately after your surgery.

Our recovery room is a calming alternative to hectic, hospital care.
After your surgery, every convenience and luxury is provided to ensure your safe and comfortable recovery. Each patient receives their very own elegant, quiet room equipped with a flat-screen tv and private telephone. A private nurse dedicated just for you stays by your side to care for any needs you may have during recovery and helps you prepare for your trip home.

Skin Care Products

www.akmdskincare.com
Alpha + Beta Peel
Balancing Foaming Cleanser
Blemish Dissolver Duo
Clarifying Facial Mask
Clearskin Gel
Daily Defense Replenishing Moisturizer SPF 36
Daily Hydroxy Peel
Gentle Facial Cleanser
Eye Area Renewal Complex
Extra Gentle Makeup Remover with Vitamin E
Hydrating Peptide Gel
Hydro-Seal Moisturizer
Hydro-Q Lightener
Lip Pumice
Multi Complex Night Renewal Cream
Papaya Face Polish
Retinol Night Repair
Retinol Night Repair Plus
Skin Renewal Serum
Super Block Sun Protection SPF 58
Topical C Antioxidant Gel
Ultra Sheer Sun Shield 30
Vitamin K Cream
Normal to Oily Mini Kit
Normal to Dry Mini Kit

Languages Spoken

English

Payment Options

Check, credit, or cash accepted.

Adam R. Kolker MD, FACS, PC

710 Park Avenue, New York, NY,
10021, US

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