Kevin J. Kessler, MD
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine
Medical Director of Kessler Lipman Orthopedics
Specializing in Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Elbow Surgery
Dr. Kevin J. Kessler is the medical director of Kessler Lipman Orthopedics. He is an assistant clinical professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been an assistant clinical professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Kessler is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Known for his expertise in shoulder surgery, Dr. Kessler holds two patents in rotator cuff repair, and he was the first physician in South Florida to perform a reverse total shoulder replacement. Dr. Kessler also has over twenty years of experience reconstructing ACL and PCL injuries.
Dr. Kessler has provided orthopedic medical coverage for many of the professional sports teams in South Florida, serving as team physician for the Miami Hurricanes football team, Florida Atlantic University football team, New York Yankees (spring training), Baltimore Orioles, Miami Dolphins, Miami Frenzi arena football team, and the Florida Marlins as a consulting physician. He also sees professional boxers and mixed martial arts fighters. Dr. Kessler was even consulted regarding President Clinton’s quadriceps injury.
Dr. Kessler attended Hobart College in Geneva, New York for his undergraduate studies. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences / Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. He completed an internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at New York University / Bellevue Hospital in New York. Dr. Kessler then completed fellowship training in sports medicine at the University of Miami, HealthSouth Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, Florida.
Dr. Kessler is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. He has also been a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Broward County Medical Association, Broward County Orthopaedic Society, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Florida Medical Association, Florida Orthopaedic Society, and Southern Orthopaedic Association. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He lectures at orthopedic conferences and learning centers on Rotator cuff repairs and Anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions.
Outside of work, Dr. Kessler has a black belt in karate and enjoys piloting planes.