Tamar Kessel, MD

  • College: Cornell University. Ithaca, NY 1999-2003
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 2003-2007
  • Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, New York, NY 2008-2011
  • Fellowship: Spine and Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 2011-2012 Chief Fellow: August 2011-October 2011
Dr. Tamar Kessel, physiatrist, specializes in non-operative treatments of musculoskeletal injuries such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), viscosupplementation, and steroidal medications. She is also a fellowship trained spine and sports medicine physician.  Dr. Kessel has a special interest in the use of ultrasound to target medications to the precise location of tissue damage. This method of therapeutic injections has been shown to be safer and to greatly improve treatment results. Other treatments Dr. Kessel performs include fluoroscopic-guided spinal injections, electromyography, and general sports medicine procedures.

Dr. Kessel graduated from Cornell University where she majored in Human Biology Health & Society. She earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, Dr. Kessel went on to receive fellowship training in sports and spine medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York where she was Chief Fellow in 2011.

Dr. Kessel’s research has been extensively published and she has earned many awards for excellence in her field. She has given numerous scientific presentations at leading universities, hospitals and national conferences.

Dr. Kessel is committed to providing the highest quality medical care and achieving the best outcomes for her patients.

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Dr. Kessel is great. She takes the time to explain the procedure and overall, took sufficient time with me. Great bedside manner. (comment from Health Grades)

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Sports Team Affiliations
Team physician for St. Peter’s College: 2008-2012

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New York Society of PM&R:
Legislative Council 2011-Present
President of Resident Division 2010-2011
Vice President of Resident Division 2009-2010
Members at Large 2008-2009
American Medical Association, since 2003

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

Outstanding Service and Hard Work Award, Medical Student Workshop. New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2011
Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award to the Specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2009 & 2010


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