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Adam Kolker, MD, FACS

Kolker Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center
710 Park Ave New York, New York, 10021

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Meet Adam R. Kolker, MD, FACS
Double Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Adam R. Kolker is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NYC, specializing in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. Dr. Kolker is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.


The achievement and continued maintenance of double board certification reflects extensive education and training as well as a commitment to upholding the highest standards of plastic surgery techniques, practice, and safety.

Dr. Kolker is passionate about attaining the most exquisite, natural, and beautiful results for every individual, balancing artistry, meticulous attention to detail, extraordinary care, and safety. Always a doctor first with the very best interests of his patients in mind, Dr. Kolker was raised in a family of physicians and surgeons and was inspired to pursue a career in surgery at an early age. At age 17, Dr. Adam Kolker was accepted to medical school, and graduated from the highly selective accelerated six-year combined biomedical program at Union College and Albany Medical College with honors at age 23. In addition to a Doctor of Medicine degree, he Dr. Kolker satisfied concentrations in Biology and Fine Arts.

New York Magazine Best Doctors

Dr. Kolker is featured as a top Plastic Surgeon in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors issues in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors

Dr. Kolker is distinguished in Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, as well as Top Doctors: New York Metro Area in 2008 – 2020.

Committed To Helping The Less Privileged

Smile Asia & Bright Smiles Volunteer

Deeply committed to the care of less fortunate children and families worldwide, Dr. Kolker dedicates his time and expertise as a Board Member with Bright Smiles Organization as well as a Surgical Volunteer with Smile Asia, performing corrective cleft lip and palate surgeries for children in third world countries. Dr. Kolker has travelled to numerous communities in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and India to provide smiles to children in need.

Dr. Adam Kolker's Rigorous 10 Years of Training

Dr. Kolker undertook rigorous residency and fellowship training for 10 years, completing full general surgery and plastic surgery residency and chief residency programs, as well as additional fellowships in microsurgery research and craniofacial surgery. Dr. Kolker's plastic surgery training was completed at some of the most prestigious and highly respected bastions of graduate medical education in the world, including:

  • Harvard Medical School
  • The University of Melbourne in Australia
  • New York University

Dr. Kolker is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Founding his plastic surgery private practice in Manhattan, New York City in 2000, Dr. Kolker has established and maintained a commitment to exceptional care, highest safety standards, aesthetically natural and beautiful outcomes, and advancing the art and science of plastic surgery.

He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in surgery and plastic surgery, and has numerous lectures and presentations in plastic surgery at the national and international level to his credit. Dr. Adam Kolker is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, ranked as one of the top 20 medical schools in the nation. Dr. Kolker has been the recipient of multiple awards in surgery and plastic surgery science and education, and has been routinely listed among the best plastic surgeons in New York Magazine's Best Doctors issues, as well as featured in Castle Connolly’s New York Metro Area: Top Doctor and America’s Top Doctors.

A Compassionate Surgeon

New York Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Adam Kolker approaches every relationship with warmth, a passion for achieving beautiful, natural results, and a profound commitment to exceptional care that far supersedes standards of care. As no two plastic surgeons are alike, and the plastic surgeon you choose is of paramount importance. If you are considering plastic surgery in New York City, we invite you to experience what truly distinguishes Dr. Kolker as one of the leading plastic surgeons in Manhattan, New York as well as worldwide. We look forward to warmly welcoming you to our practice.

 Academic Curriculum

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts
  • Craniofacial Surgery University of Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Microsurgery Research New York University Medical Center Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery New York, New York
  • General Surgery New York Medical College St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan New York, New York
  • College / Medical School Six-Year Accelerated Biomedical Program Union College, Schenectady, New York Bachelor of Science cum laude, Biology / Fine Arts Albany Medical College, Albany, New York Doctor of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery

Academic Appointment

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery)Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY

Professional Societies

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

Honors, Awards and Distinctions

  • New York Magazine: Best Doctors 2008, 2010, 2013 – 2018
  • Americas Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, Inc., 2014- 2019
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly, Inc. 2006 - 2019
  • Plastic Surgery Residency Teaching Award, Mount Sinai Hospital, 2012
  • Plastic Surgery Residency Teaching Award, Mount Sinai Hospital, 2010
  • First Prize, New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Resident
  • Competition, New York, NY 1996

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