Summary

Dr. Kevin J. Kessler

Assistant Clinical Professor University of Miami
Assistant Clincial Professor Nova Medical School

 Dr. Kevin J. KesslerDr. Kevin J. Kessler is the medical director of Kessler Sports Medicine Center. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He provides a full array of orthpaedic services with specialties in Shoulder, Knee and Elbow. Dr. Kessler's Medical training includes Fellowship in Sports Medicine at The University of Miami. He has provided orthopaedic medical coverage for many of the professional sports in South Florida including team physicians for the Miami Frenzi-Arena Football, Florida Atlantic University, New York Yankees Baseball Team (Spring Training), the Baltimore Orioles, the Miami Dolphins Football Team, and the Florida Marlins as a consulting physician.

He has cared for many of the athletes such as Gary Sheffield (Florida Marlins/Yankees), Roberto Alomar (Baltimore Orioles), Michael Moorer (two-time heavyweight boxing champion), Chris Singleton (Miami Dolphin), Bobby Bonnia (Florida Marlins), and Shannon Briggs (professional boxer).

Personal/Education

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Licensures:
State of Florida: ME0060648
State of New York: 176704-1
Private Practice:
4800 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Phone: (954) 491-7758
2900 North Military Trail
Suite 230
Boca Raton, Florida
Phone: (561) 988-0442
Date of Birth:
July 13, 1961

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1983-1987
University of Health Sciences
The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; Dean’s Award
1979-1983
Hobart College, Geneva, New York
Dean’s list for Outstanding Academics Performance
Dean’s Committee for Academics and Discipline
Baccalaureate Essay “Recombinant DNA” Honors
1975-1979
Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, New York.

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

1987-1988
Internship, General Surgery
New York University Medical Center
Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York
1988-1992
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
New York University Medical Center
Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York
1992-1993
Fellowship, Sports Medicine
University of Miami
HealthSouth Doctors’ Hospital, Coral Gables, Florida

History

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

2005-Present
Kessler Sports Medicine Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Private Practice, Medical Director
2005-Present
Stryker Orthopedics
Consultant
1998-Present
BioMet Orthopedics
Consultant
1998-2005
North Broward Hospital District, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Medical Director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC HISTORY

2006
Miami Frenzi – Arena Football
Team Physician
2004-2006
Miami Morays Arena Football
Team Physician
2003-2005
Florida Atlantic University Football
Sports team orthopedic surgeon
2003-Present
Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
Team Physician
2003-Present
LaVallee’s East Coast Karate, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Orthopedic Surgeon
1993-1998
Sport Medicine Specialists, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sports Medicine Physician
12/2003
Broward Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Orthopaedic Consultant, Radio City Music Hall Rockettes
1996-1998
Baltimore Orioles Baseball Team
Spring Training Team Physician
1993-1997
Florida Marlins Baseball Team
Consultant / Team Physician
1993-1995
New York Yankees Baseball Team
Spring Training Consultant Physician
1993-1997
Miami Dolphins Football Team
Consulting Physician
1992-1993
University of Miami, Athletic Department
Physician Team Assistant, Miami Hurricanes Football Team
1997
Olympic Soccer Venue, South Florida
Physician

HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TEAM PHYSICIAN POSITIONS HELD

2000-2005
Spanish River High School
1997-2001
South Broward High School
1995-2006
Fort Lauderdale High School
1994-2006
Boyd Anderson High School
1993
Dillard High School
1992
Dade County High School Programs

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Black Belt in Karate

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

2005
Re-certification of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
1995
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
1993
Holmium Laser
1993
ND Yag Laser
1993
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Medical Association
Broward County Medical Association
Broward County Orthopaedic Society
Eastern Orthopaedic Association
Florida Medical Association
Florida Orthopaedic Society
Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
Southern Orthopaedic Association

Publications

Juried or Refereed; Journal Articles and Exhibitions

Kessler, K.J., Bullens-Barrow and Zisholtz, J.: LactoSorb Plates For Rotator Cuff Repair, Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 279-283, March 2002.

Lozman, P.R., Kessler, K.J., and Uribe, J.W.: Arthroscopic Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Capitellum, Florida Orthopaedic Society Journal, Vol. 12. No. 2, p. 27, Summer 1994.

Kessler, K.J., and Uribe, J.W.: Complete Isolated Axillary Nerve Palsy in College and Professional Football Players, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 4. pp. 272-274, October 1994.

Kessler, K.J., Uribe, J.W., and Vargas, L: Triceps Rupture: A New Mechanism of Injury, Contemporary Orthopaedics, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp 134-136, August 1994.

Kessler, K.J. and Bonamo, J.J.: Segond Fracture Association with Incidental Tripartite Patella, Contemporary Orthopaedics, Vol 26. No. 5, pp 470-473, May 1993.

Kessler, K.J., Bonamo, J.J. and Golimbo, C.N.: Sternoclavicular Joint Subluxation: An Unusual Injury From a Golf Swing, Contemporary Orthopaedics, Vol. 25, No 2. pp. 141-145, August 1992.

Bonamo, J.J., Kessler, K.J. and Noah, J.: Arthroscopic Meniscectomy in Patients over the Age of 40, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 20., No. 65, pp. 422-429, 1992.

Kessler, K.J.: Duverney’s Fracture, Surgical Rounds for Orthopaedics, 69, November 1989

Kessler, K.J.: Tow More for Singultus, Emergency Medicine, Vol. 19. No. 65, November 1987

Goodenow, M., Kessler, K.J., Leinwant, L. and Lilly, F.: Absence of Trisomy 15 in Chemically Induced Murine T-Cell Lymphomas, Cancer Genetics Cytogenetics, Vol. 19. pp. 205-211, January 1986.

PRESENTATIONS

2006
“Shoulder and Elbow Current Concepts”
Atlantis, Bahamas
2006
“ACL Reconstruction and Rotator Cuff Repairs” - Instructor
Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, Illinois
05/2001
“Allograft Screws for ACL Reconstruction”
Poster Presentation
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Third Biennial Congress
Montreux, Switzerland
10/2000
“LactoSorb Plates for Rotator Cuff Repair”
Eastern Orthopaedic Association 31st Annual Meeting
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
04/2000
“LactoSorb Plates for Rotator Cuff Repair”
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Miami, Florida
06/1999
“LactoSorb Plates for Rotator Cuff Repair”
Florida Orthopaedic Society
Destin, Florida
06/1998
“Rotator Cuff Buttress Plate”
Arthrotek LactoSorb Meeting
Warsaw, Indiana
04/1996
“Simultaneous Bilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction”
Florida Orthopaedic Society
Palm Beach, Florida
04/1994
“Osteochondral Lesions of the Elbow Treated Arthroscopically”
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Orlando, Florida
02/1994
“Blood Loss After Endoscopically Assisted ACL Reconstruction”
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
New Orleans, Louisiana
07/1993
“Osteochondral Lesions of the Elbow Treated Arthroscopically”
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Sun Valley, Idaho
03/1993
“Complete Axillary Nerve Palsy in Professional and College Football Players”
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Current Concepts for Team Physicians
Phoenix, Arizona
03/1993
“Sternoclavicular Joint Pathology Visualized by CT Scan”
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Trans-Pacific Meeting
Maui, Hawaii
1992
“Anterior Cruciate Ligament”
New York University Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
New York
1991
“Pediatric Forearm Fractures”
New York University Orthopaedic Fracture Conference
New York
1990
“Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy in Patients Over the Age of 40”
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine meeting
Sun Valley, Idaho
1990
“Throwing Injuries in the Athlete”
New York University Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
New York
1990
“Open Fracture Management and Treatment”
New York University Orthopaedic Fracture Conference
New York
1989
“Leg-Calve-Perthes Disease”
New York University Orthopaedic Fracture Conference
New York