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Aaron Lipskar

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
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  • Pediatric Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery


  • MD, Temple University

  • Residency, Surgery (General)
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Residency, Surgery (General)
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery
    North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System


    Dr. Lipskar received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. Dr. Lipskar then went on to earn a Doctor of Medicine (AOA) from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Lipskar completed a residency in General Surgery at Mount Sinai. During his residency, he completed a two-year basic science Research Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, where he studied the anti-angiogenic effects of rapamycin in pediatric solid tumors. Dr. Lipskar returned to Mount Sinai to complete his residency training in General Surgery, and subsequently completed a two-year Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. 


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    2004 W. Emory Burnett Prize in Surgery
    Temple University School of Medicine

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    2011 Award for Outstanding Clinical Housestaff by the Medical School Class of 2011
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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    2011 Arthur A. Aufses, Sr. Prize in Surgery
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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    2013 Fellow-of-the-Year Teaching Award
    Cohen Children's Medical Center


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Microbiome in Necrotizing Enterocolitis

As a member of the Department of Pediatrics’ junior physician-scientist mentoring program, Dr. Lipskar is studying the microbiome of premature neonates and learning the role of the changing neonatal microbiome in the development of necrotizing enterocolitis.  He works under the direct mentorship of Jeremiah Faith, PhD in The Immunology Institute and The Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology.


Role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.  Importance of timing of operation in acute appendicitis.  Training of housestaff in ultrasound for diagnosis of acute appendicitis.


Lipskar AM, Nguyen SQ, Divino CM, Kasper DL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J. Clinical Procedural Tutorial: Basic Suturing (video). Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 18th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill 2013;.

Lipskar AM, Reiner MA, Jacob BP, Ramshaw B. Cord structure complications in inguinal hernia surgery.. The SAGES Manual of Hernia Repair. 1st ed. New York: Springer 2013;.

Lipskar AM, Mitchell IC, Barlow M, Prince JM. Laparoscopic choledochal cyst excision and hepaticodeuodenostomy. . American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Pediatric Surgery Video Session. Chicago, IL. 2012;.

Gendy AS, Lipskar AM, Glick RD, Steinberg BM, Edelman M, Soffer SZ. Selective inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 suppresses metastatic disease without affecting primary tumor growth in a murine model of Ewing sarcoma. . Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2011 January; 46(1): 108-114.;.

Lipskar AM, Soffer SZ, Glick RD, Rosen NG, Hong AR, Levitt MA. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia inversion and ligation in female children: A review of 173 consecutive cases at a single institution. . Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2010 June; 45(6): 1370-1374.;.

Lipskar AM, Layliev J, Glick RD, Rosen NG, Hong AR, Dolgin SE, Soffer SZ. Nonoperative management of symptomatic urachal anomalies. . Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2010 May; 45(5): 1016-1019.;.

Lipskar AM, Glick RD, Huang J, Fisher JC, DeVoti J, Pica R, Edelman M, Steinberg BM, Soffer SZ. Cyclooxygenase-2 mediates the anti-angiogenic effect of rapamycin in Ewing’s sarcoma.. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2009 June; 44(6):1139-1147.;.

Lipskar AM, Soffer SZ, Glick RD, Rosen N, Levitt MA, Hong AR. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia inversion and ligation in female children, American College of Surgeons Video Library, 2009..;.

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Dr. Lipskar did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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