Lester Silver

Lester Silver, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Surgery, Plastic Surgery
  • PROFESSOR | Pediatrics


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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.


American Board of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Oral-Facial Clefts


MD, Chicago Medical School

Residency, Surgery, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center

Residency, Plastic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency, Plastic Surgery, Albert Einstein College Hospital

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