Martin E. Kessler MD, FACS

Rockville Centre, NY, US
Martin E. Kessler MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

At The Plastic Surgery Group, P.C., we are dedicated to providing the latest techniques in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. With two offices strategically located on the north and south shores of Long Island, and with affiliations at nine major area hospitals, we are committed to the expert and individualized treatment of every patient.

All cosmetic and reconstructive procedures are performed by surgeons who are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Kessler is skilled in the latest surgical techniques that include Breast Augmentation, (Breast Implant), Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy), Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Nose Job (Rhinoplasty), and Liposuction Surgery, many of which can be comfortably and conveniently performed in his Free Standing Quad A Certified Ambulatory Surgical Facility.

His practice is also available for ancillary cosmetic procedures including:

Botox®
Restylane®
Juvéderm™
Sculptra
Dermabrasion
Laser Surgery
Chemical Peel

Additional Information

INSTUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES :

TEACHING(15%):

Clinical Instructor Plastic Surgery, S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook(South Nassau Communities Hospital, Winthrop University Hospital and Nassau County Medical center)

Assistant Clinical Professor Plastic Surgery, Cornell University Medical College(North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset and New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY)

COURSES
“Management Finger Tip Injuries”:5/85, 10/86, 3/87
“Acute Management Major Burns Injuries” 09/86,12/86,03/87,08/87,11/87, 03/88
“Management and Reconstruction Pressure Sores”04/88
“Management Mutilated Hand Injuries” 03/89

CLINICAL CARE(75%)

Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, New York

Attending, Plastic Surgery, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, New York

Attending, Plastic Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York

Attending, Plastic Surgery, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York

Attending, Plastic Surgery, St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York

Attending, Plastic Surgery, Franklin Hospital Medical Center, Valley Stream, New York

Attending, Plastic Surgery, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, New York

Attending, Plastic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York

ADMINISTRATIVE (5%)

Operating Room Committee, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY

Medical Records Committee, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY

Emergency Room Committee, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY

Surgical Quality Assurance Committee, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY

Background & Certification

Board Certification

Board Certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery November 1987
Board Certified CAQ Hand Surgery with the American Board of Plastic Surgery August 1995

Professional Background

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND :

1980
Doctor of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York, Alpha Omega Alpha.

1976
Bachelor of Arts, Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, New York, Summa Cum Laude.

1971
N.Y.S. Regents Diploma, YFR High School, Far Rockaway, New York

HOSPITAL TRAINING :

1985-1986
Fellow, Hand Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Fellow, Reconstructive Microsurgery, University of Louisville Health Center, Louisville, Kentucky
1983-1985
Resident, Department of Plastic Surgery, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York.

1982-1983
Senior Assistant Resident, Department of Surgery, The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York.

1981-1982
Junior Assistant Resident, Department of Surgery, The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York.

1980-1981
Intern, Department of Surgery, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York.

PRIVATE PRACTICE:

1986-1988
Private Practice of Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery of the Hand. Practice located in Rockville Centre, New York and Great Neck, New York with Nassau Plastic Surgical Assoc. P.C.

1988-Present
Private Practice of Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery of the Hand. Practice located in Rockville Centre, New York and Great Neck, New York with The Plastic Surgery Group, P.C.

Teaching Appointments

1989-Present
Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Cornell University Medical College-New York Hospital, New York, New York
1986-1995
Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Cornell University Medical College-North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York

1980-1981
Cornell University Medical College, Instructor of Physical Diagnoses, Surgeons’ Assistant Program

1979-1980
Cornell University Medical College, Instructor of Introductory Medicine Course, freshman Medical Students

1976
YCC Junior High School, New York, New York, Instructor of General Science, 7th, 8th and 9th Grade Students

Publications and Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

Kessler, M.D. and E.J. and J. Culvers:”The Chinese’Flap: A useful alternative for hand reconstruction after major tumor ablation”, Poster Exhibit, 29th Annual Meeting American Society Surgery Hand, New Orleans, February 1986
Kessler,M.D. and K.O. Rothaus and D. Goulian:”A Model for Hypothermic preservation of amputated extremities utilizing continuous perfusion”, Abstract in Proceeding of 20th Annual Plastic Surgery Research Council, Detroit Michigan, April 1984

Chabora, P.C. and M.E. Kessler:” Larval Necrophagy and Photopigment Phenocopying in M. domestica”,Experential, 34:836-838, 1978

Chabora, P.C. and M.E. Kessler:”Genetic nad Light Intensity Effects on the Activity and Migratory behavior of Musca domestica(L) “, Behavior Genetics, 7:281-289, 1977

Kessler, M.E. and P.C. Chabora:”Light Intensity and Phototaxis in the housefly: Photonegativity in a yellow-eyed mutant”, Behavior Genetics, 7:129-137,1977

RESEARCH PROPOSALS WRITTEN AND FUNDED

March of Dimes grant funded $1,000.00(June 1,1977 through August 31,1977), to study family genotyping of Spina Bifida.

New York Lung Association grant funded $1,500.00(June 1,1978 through August 31,1978), to study immunological aspects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Awards & Honors

1984 Chairman’s Award for best paper presented at the 29th Annual Plastic Surgery Council, Wayne State Medical Center, Detroit
1980 The Clarence C. Coryell Prize for Surgery, Cornell University Medical College

1980 The John Metcalf Polk Award for General Efficiency, Cornell University Medical College

1979 Elected to Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society ( Ranked 2nd in a class of 117), Cornell University Medical College

1979 Mosby Scholarship Book Award, Cornell University Medical College

1977 Joseph Collins Scholar, Cornell University medical College

1976 Dr. Jonas Salk Medical Scholar, City University of New York

1976 Summa Cum laude, Queens College of the City University of New York

1976 Charles Darwin Award, Department of Biology, Queens College of the City University of New York

1974 Second Prize Biological Sciences, Eastern College Science Conference, Worcester polytechnic Institute

1972-1976 Dean’s List, Queens College of the City University of New York

Affiliations & Memberships

Society Memberships

1997- Present Lipoplasty Society
1996- Present New York State Society of Surgeon, Inc.

1995- Present American Society of Aesthetic of Plastic Surgery

1992- Present Northeastern Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons

1992- Present New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

1991- Present American College of Surgeons, Fellow

1988-Present American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

1988- Present American Association of Surgery of the Hand

1987- Present American Burn Association

1986- Present Nassau County Medical Society

1982- Present The New York County Medical Society

1982- Present The Medical Society of the State of New York

1982- Present The New Academy of Sciences

1979- Present Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

1978- Present American Medical Association

Martin E. Kessler MD, FACS

242 Merrick Road, Suite 302,
Rockville Centre, NY, 11570,
US

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