Dr. Robert W. Kessler is a native of New York City where he lived until completing his undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude from Stony Brook University. He then moved to Boston and received his medical degree with Honors from Tufts University. He completed a distinguished General Surgical Residency with North Shore/NYU in New York. He was then selected for a Plastic Surgery residency with the US Air Force and the University of Texas. He returned to active duty with the US Air Force for three years. During this time, Dr. Kessler served as Professor of Surgery to the Uniformed Services University Health Sciences and Wright State University School of Medicine teaching residence and medical students the art of surgery.
Dr. Kessler also worked closely with Dr. Garth Fisher as a surgical consultant and surgical assistant on ABC’s Extreme Makeover. He lectures nationally and internationally on facial rejuvenation and body contouring for patients after massive weight loss, teaching these advanced techniques to fellow plastic surgeons. Dr. Kessler is a Council Member of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and has recently been appointed to the Public Education Committee of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
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