Dr. Kressel is a board-certified plastic surgeon in practice for over two decades. He has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. For the past 20 years, Dr. Kressel has been the section chief of the division of plastic and hand surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City where he cares for those injured by trauma, pediatric reconstruction (cleft lip/palate) and adult oncological (breast) reconstruction. He also provides plastic surgery services at the Queens Hospital Center focusing on breast reconstruction. In the past, he has been on the medical staff of the NY Rangers NHL hockey team. He currently maintains teaching appointments at the Mt Sinai School of Medicine where he is Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery and at New York Medical College where he is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery.
Board-Certified: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery; Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Residency: General Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY
Residency: Plastic Surgery, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
MD: Rutgers Medical School, Rutgers, NJ
BA: Columbia College, New York, NY
Hospital Affiliations: Mt. Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital, Queens Hospital Center
Dr. Kressel was invited by the Trantien Foundation to join Project Hue. This program brings physicians from the United States to provide medical care and treat patients in Hue, Vietnam, located 600 miles north of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). In March 2014, Dr. Kressel joined a group comprised of reconstructive surgeons and medical specialists. He cared for children and adults in two hospitals: Hue University Hospital and Hue Central Hospital.
The procedures he performed included repairing congenital deformities, cleft lip, and palate repair, revising traumatic scars, burn scar release, hand surgery, and excision of facial tumors. In addition, he had the opportunity to interact with and teach the local physicians, residents in training, and medical students.