- PROFESSOR Surgery, Plastic Surgery
- PROFESSOR Pediatrics
American Board of Plastic Surgery
MD, Chicago Medical School
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.
Mount Sinai Recognition of Excellence Team Merit Award
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Career Achievement Award
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
John Garlock Award for Lifetime of Service
Mount Sinai Department of Surgery
Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award
Mount Sinai Student Council
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.
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Dr. Silver 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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