Profile

In July 2008, Dr. Chessin joined our team at Manhattan Surgical Associates. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York. Dr. Chessin brings with him expertise and advanced training in the fields of Colon and Rectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, and Benign Anorectal Disease. In addition, he has a wide range of research interests that promise to further enhance the care we provide to our patients.

Education

Dr. David Chessin is the newest member of our team at Manhattan Surgical Associates. He began his education in the school system in Wayne, New Jersey. In 1992, he matriculated at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. At Lehigh, he was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. During his undergraduate years, Dr. Chessin became interested in becoming a Surgeon. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1996 with Departmental Honors following completion of an intensive basic science thesis. In 1996, Dr. Chessin began medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. While in medical school, he was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society. He graduated from medical school in 2000 and began his Internship in General Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York in July 2000. Dr. Chessin completed his first three years of Residency in General Surgery at Mount Sinai, and then took a position as a Clinical Research Fellow on the Colorectal Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in June of 2003. While at Sloan-Kettering, Dr. Chessin published over 15 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 5 book chapters covering various topics in Colon and Rectal Cancer. In addition, he presented his research at multiple National and International Medical Conferences. He received awards for Outstanding Podium Presentation from the New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons twice.

Publications

In July 2005, Dr. Chessin completed his Clinical Research Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and returned to Mount Sinai Medical Center to complete his General Surgery Residency. In June 2007, he completed his Residency and received the David A. Dreiling Award for Academic Achievement from the Department of Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In July 2007, Dr. Chessin began his Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. During his Fellowship, he completed research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease that resulted in 4 presentations at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting and won awards for Outstanding Podium and Poster Presentations at the New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting. To date, Dr. Chessin has presented his research at over 25 National Medical Conferences and has published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed Journals and 5 book chapters. Dr. Chessin is a Board Certified General Surgeon and is eligible for Board Certification in Colon and Rectal Surgery in 2009. He is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. He is a peer reviewer for the journals Diseases of the Colon and Rectum and Techniques in Coloproctology.

At A Glance
Education Undergraduate Institution:

Lehigh University-Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, BA

Medical School:

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School- Piscataway, New Jersey, MD

Residency in General Surgery:

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

Chief Residency in General Surgery:

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

Research Fellowship in Colorectal Cancer:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

Clinical Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery:

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery Surgery: 2008


American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery: Eligible in 2009

 
Education Research

Research Fellowship in Colorectal Cancer: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

 

Clinical Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

Curriculum Vitae
 
Research Interests
  • Improvement of clinical outcomes following surgery for colorectal cancer

  • Improvement of clinical outcomes following surgery for inflammatory bowel disease

  • The impact of current medical therapy on the surgical management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease

  • The role of chemotherapy and radiation in the management of patients with colon and rectal cancer

  • Innovation in the surgical management of anorectal disease