David O. Kessler, MD, MSc

Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
Virtual Urgent Care

Overview

Dr. David Kessler is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics (in Emergency Medicine) at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Kessler is a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician and an expert in emergency ultrasound who has been practicing in New York City for over 15 years. Dr. Kessler is an internationally recognized leader in healthcare simulation training, research, and innovation.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (in Emergency Medicine) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 2004 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Bellevue Hospital Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Research

EVER TRIED. EVER FAILED. NO MATTER. TRY AGAIN. FAIL AGAIN. FAIL BETTER. -SAMUEL BECKETT

Research Interests

  • Leveraging novel technology to improve education and care (Virtual Reality, Natural Language Proc
  • Novel point-of-care ultrasound uses (Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning)
  • Simulation-based systems improvement and change management