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  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery


  • MD, Albany Medical College

  • Residency, Surgery (Gen)
    St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York

  • Residency, Plastic & Recon. Sur
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School

  • Fellowship, Plastic & Recon. Sur
    NYU Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Plastic-Reconstruct
    Royal Children's Hospital


    Adam R. Kolker, M.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Kolker is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a Plastic Surgery Specialty Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

    Dr. Kolker completed the accelerated Six-Year Biomedical Education Program at Union College and Albany Medical College, satisfying an undergraduate concentration in Fine Arts.  Dr. Kolker subsequently completed his training in both Surgery and in Plastic Surgery, the latter under the tutelage of Drs. Robert Goldwyn, Joseph Upton, Sumner Slavin, and John Mulliken at Harvard Medical School.  He was Fellow in Microsurgery Research at the New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, and served as Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery with Mr. Anthony Holmes at the Royal Children’s Hospital of the University of Melbourne, Australia.

    The scope of Dr. Kolker’s clinical practice encompasses adult aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and pediatric plastic surgery, with a focus on breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.  Dr. Kolker is an active Operation Smile surgeon, regularly traveling to third-world countries providing surgery to babies and children with cleft and craniofacial deformities, as well as education to in-country surgeons to promote sustainable healthcare for children for years to come. He has most recently worked in Ghana (2008), Honduras (2009), Nicaragua (2010), Bolivia (2010), Cambodia (2007, 2012, 2014), and Rwanda (2013). Dr. Kolker is also actively involved in clinical research related to improvements in safety and aesthetics in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery and body contouring.



  • 2014 -
    Best Doctors
    New York Magazine

  • 2014 -
    Plastic Surgery Attending of the Year Award
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • 2014 -
    America's Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly, Inc.

  • 2013 -
    Best Doctors
    New York Magazine

  • 2012 -
    Plastic Surgery Residency Teaching Award
    Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • 2010 -
    Plastic Surgery Residency Teaching Award
    Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • 2010 -
    Best Doctors
    New York Magazine

  • 2008 -
    Best Doctors
    New York Magazine

  • 2006 - 2014
    Top Doctors, New York Metro Area
    Castle Connolly Inc.

  • 1996 -
    First Prize
    New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, New York, NY


Advances in endoscopic breast augmentation

Maximizing safety and aesthetics in body contouring after weight loss

Outcomes in breast reconstruction with acellular dermal matrix

Effects of psychosocial and AV distraction on procedure-related distress in children


Kolker AR, Xipoleas GD. The circumferential thigh lift and vertical extension circumferential thigh lift: Maximizing aesthetics and safety in lower extremity contouring.. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2011;(66): 452-456.

Kolker AR, Austen WG Jr., Slavin SA. Endoscopic assisted transaxillary breast augmentation: Minimizing complications and maximizing results with improvements in patient selection and technique. . Annals of Plastic Surgery 2010; 64: 667-673.

Kolker AR, Torina PJ. Minimally invasive correction of inverted nipples: A safe and simple technique for reliable, sustainable projection. . Annals of Plastic Surgery 2009; 62: 549-553.

Kolker AR, Lampert JA. Maximizing aesthetics and safety in circumferential-incision lower body lift with selective undermining and liposuction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2009; 62: 544-548.

Kolker AR. Improving aesthetics and safety in abdominoplasty with broad subcostal perforator preservation and contouring with liposuction.. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2008; 60: 491-497.

Kolker AR, Brown DJ, Redstone J, Scarpinato VM, Wallack MK. Multilayer reconstruction of abdominal wall defects with acellular dermal allograft (AlloDerm) and component separation. Ann Plast Surg 2005; 55: 36-42.

Holmes AD, Meara JG, Kolker AR, Rosenfeld JV, Klug GL. Frontoethmoidal encephaloceles: Reconstruction and refinements. J Craniofac Surg 2001; 12: 6-18.

Meara JG, Kolker A, Bartlett G, Theile R, Mutimer K, Holmes AD. Tuberous breast deformity: Principles and practice. Ann Plast Surg 2000; 45: 607-611.

Kolker AR, Coombs CJ, Meara JG. A method for minimizing donor site complications of the radial forearm flap. Ann Plast Surg 2000; 45: 329-331.

Kolker AR, Kasabian AK, Karp NS, Gottlieb JJ. The fate of free flap microanastomosis distal to the zone of injury in lower extremity trauma. Plast Reconstr Surg 1997; 99: 1066-1073.

Kolker AR, Collins MS. Tuberous Breast deformity; Classification and treatment strategy for improving consistency in aesthetic correction.. Plast Reconstr Surg 2015; 135(1): 73-86.

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