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Lester Silver

  • PROFESSOR Surgery, Plastic Surgery
  • PROFESSOR Pediatrics
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  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Focus


  • MD, Chicago Medical School

  • Residency, Surgery
    Bronx Municipal Hospital Center

  • Residency, Plastic Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Residency, Plastic Surgery
    Albert Einstein College Hospital


    Dr. Lester Silver is Chief of Plastic Surgery and the Residency Program Director of Plastic Surgery. He received his M.D. degree from the Chicago Medical School/ Rosalind Franklin and has a Master's degree in Health Management from New York University. He trained in general surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Affiliated Hospital Program and in plastic surgery at both Albert Einstein and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Before entering practice, he served on active duty with the U.S. Air Force and then was the Chief of Professional Services with Children's Medical Relief International, a humanitarian agency that was involved with children's reconstructive surgery in Vietnam. Dr. Silver has been active for the past 40 years with humanitarian organizations in international plastic surgery.
    Dr. Silver has an active general plastic surgical practice with emphasis on pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgical problems. He is Director of the Mount Sinai Multidiscipline Cleft Lip and Palate Center. Dr. Silver is a member of numerous local and national plastic surgical organizations and has been an officer in many of these societies.


  • 2010 -
    Career Achievement Award
    The Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • 2010 -
    Mount Sinai Recognition of Excellence Team Merit Award
    The Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • 2009 -
    John Garlock Award for Lifetime of Service
    Mount Sinai Department of Surgery

  • 2008 -
    Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award
    Mount Sinai Student Council

  • 2007 -
    30 Year Service Award
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons/Education Foundation

  • 1993 - 2010
    Attending of the Year
    Mount Sinai Plastic Surgery Residents


Emanuel P, Lin R, Silver L, Birge M, Shim H, Phelps R. Dabska Tumor Arising in Lymphangioma Circumsoriptum. Journal of Cutaneous Path., 2008;: 35, 65-69.

Addona T, Taub P, Silver L. Leadership Trends in Plastic Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2009 February ; 123(2): 750-753.

Taub P, Silver L, Gooden C. Use of the Glidescope for Airway Management in Patients with Craniofacial Abnormalities. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2008 April; 121(4): 237.

Lin H, Silver L, Taub P. Mandibular Distraction for Amniotic Band Syndrome in the Neonate. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2007 September;: 334-337.

Xipoleas G, Levine E, Silver L, Koch M, Taub P. A Survey of Microvascular Protocols for Lower-Extremity Free Tissue Transfer 2. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2008 September;: 280-284.

Xipoleas G, Levine E, Silver L, Koch M, Taub P. A Survey of Microvascular Protocols for Lower-Extremity Free Tissue Transfer 1. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2007 September;: 311-315.

Agag R, Sacks J, Silver L. Congenital Midline Cervical Cleft. The Cleft Palate-Crainofacial Journal 2006 March;.

Chun JK, Sterry TP, Zhang WX, Wolfeld MB, Silver L, Teodorescu VJ, Marin ML. Rat epigastric flow-through flap as a modulated arteriovenous fistula: model for the radial artery flow-through flap in distal arterial bypass. Journal of Reconsrtructive Microsurgery 2003 August;: 387-391.

Buka R, Friedman K, Phelps R, Silver L, Calero F, Rudikoff D. “Childhood Longitudinal Melanonychia”, case reports and review of the literature. The Mount Sinai Jr. of Medicine 2001 Sept-Oct; 68: 331-335.

Cunnimngham JD, Silver L, Rudikoff D. “Necrotizing Fasciitis – A plea for early diagnosis & treatment”. The Mount Sinai Jr. of Medicine 2001 Sept-Oct; 68: 253-261.

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.

Dr. Silver did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: 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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Dr. Lester Silver

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

Tel: 212-241-1968
Fax: 212-534-2654
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Office Hours:
  • Monday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Spanish
Insurance Plans
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis/Centercare
  • First Health
  • HealthFirst HMO Medicare
  • HealthFirst/Medicaid HMO
  • HealthPlus, Inc.
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of New York
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Assignment
  • Medicare of NJ
  • Medicare of NY
  • Neighborhood Health Providers, LLC
  • Other
  • Railroad Medicare
  • United Healthcare - Mount Sinai Top Tier
  • United Healthcare Empire Plan
  • Workers' Compensation
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