Adam R Kolker

Adam R Kolker, MD



Plastic and Reconstructive 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.

Dr. Kolker completed the accelerated Six-Year Biomedical Education Program at Union College and Albany Medical College, satisfying an undergraduate concentration in Fine Arts.  Dr. Kolker subsequently completed his training in both Surgery and in Plastic Surgery, the latter under the tutelage of Drs. Robert Goldwyn, Joseph Upton, Sumner Slavin, and John Mulliken at Harvard Medical School.  He was Fellow in Microsurgery Research at the New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, and served as Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery with Mr. Anthony Holmes at the Royal Children’s Hospital of the 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), and Rwanda (2013). 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.



American Board of Plastic Surgery

American Board of Surgery

Clinical Focus


MD, Albany Medical College

Residency, Surgery (Gen), St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York

Residency, Plastic & Recon. Sur, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School

Fellowship, Plastic & Recon. Sur, NYU Medical Center

Fellowship, Plastic-Reconstruct, Royal Children's Hospital

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