Adam R Kolker

Adam R Kolker, MD



Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery

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.

After completing the accelerated Six-Year Biomedical Education Program at Union College and Albany Medical College with an undergraduate concentration in Fine Arts, Dr. Kolker trained in both Surgery and Plastic Surgery, the latter mentored by Drs. Robert Goldwyn, Joseph Upton, Sumner Slavin, and John Mulliken at Harvard Medical School.  He was a Fellow in Microsurgery Research at the NYU Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, and served as Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery with Mr. Anthony Holmes at the Royal Children’s Hospital and 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), Rwanda (2013), and Myanmar (2017). 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.



Plastic Surgery

Clinical Focus


MD, Albany Medical College

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center

Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center GME

Fellowship, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, NYU Medical Center

Fellowship, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital

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