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Harvey Himel

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  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery


  • MD, New York University School of Medicine

  • Internship, Surgery
    New York Medical College

  • Residency, Surgery
    Boston University Medical Center

  • Residency, General Surgery
    Boston University Medical Center

  • Residency, Plastic Surgery
    Univ. of Southern California Med.Ctr.


  • Chronic wound prevention
  • Chronic wound treatment


Hansbrough JF, Achauer B, Dawson J, Himel H, Luterman A, Slater H, Levenson S, Salzberg CA, Hansbrough WB, Dore C. Wound healing in partial-thickness burn wounds treated with collagenase ointment versus silver sulfadiazine cream. J Burn Care & Rehab 1995; 16: 241-247.

Purdue GF, Hunt JL, Still, Jr. JL, Law EJ, Herndon DN, Goldfarb IW, Schiller WR, Hansbrough JF, Hickerson WL, Himel H, Kealey GP, Twomey J, Missavage AE, Solem LD, Davis M, Totoritis M, Gentzkow GD. A multicenter clinical trial of a biosynthetic skin replacement, Dermagraft-TC, compared with cryopreserved human cadaver skin for temporary coverage of excised burn wounds. J Burn Care Rehabil 1997; 18: 52-57.

Himel HN, Ratliff CR, Baruch LD, Rodeheaver GT. Pilot study of a unique film dressing for the treatment of donor site wounds. J Burn Care Rehabil 1998; 19: 62-65.

Silverberg R, Lombardo G, Gorga D, Nagler W, Himel HN, Yurt R. Gait variables of patients after lower extremity burn injuries. J Burn Care Rehabil 2000; 21: 259-267.

Gill M, Dias S, Hattori K, Rivera ML, Hicklin D, Witte L, Girardi L, Yurt R, Himel H, Rafii S. Vascular Trauma Induces Rapid but Transient Mobilization of VEGFR2(+)AC133(+) Endothelial Precursor Cells. Circ Res 2001; 88: 167-174.

Suzman MS, Sobocinski K, Himel HN, Yurt RW. Major burn injuries among restaurant workers in New York City: an underappreciated public health hazard. J Burn Care Rehabil 2001 Nov.-Dec.; 22(6): 429-434.

Horn CE, Himel HN, Selesnick SH. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a prospective trial of patients failing steroid and antiviral treatment. Otol Neurotol 2005 September; 26(5): 882-889.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Himel during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Scientific Advisory Board:

  • Tissue Med Biosciences¬†(TMB)

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

Insurance Information

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Dr. Harvey Himel

5 East 98th Street
14th Floor, Suite B, Box 1259
New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-1968
Fax: 212-241-5999
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Office Hours:
  • Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Insurance Plans
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  • Aetna PPO
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Empire BCBS Federal Plan
  • Empire BCBS HMO/EPO
  • Empire BCBS Medicare HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO/POS/Traditional
  • Fidelis/Centercare
  • Flex Select POS
  • HIP Commercial
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • Health Net POS
  • Health Net PPO
  • HealthFirst HMO Medicaid
  • HealthFirst HMO Medicare
  • Medicaid of New York
  • Medicare of NY
  • Oxford HMO/PPO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Railroad Medicare
  • United Health Care - Mount Sinai Top Tier
  • United Health Care Empire Plan
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • Worker's Compensation