David B Chessin, MD Email David Chessin
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Surgery
- Colon and Rectal Surgery / Proctology
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Queens
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
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David Chessin, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, specializing in colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, and benign anorectal disease.
Dr. Chessin matriculated at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1992. At Lehigh, he was elected ito the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. 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. Dr. Chessin completed his first three years of residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai, and then in June, 2003 took a position as a clinical research fellow on the colorectal service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
In June, 2007, after completing his residency, Dr. Chessin received the David A. Dreiling Award for Academic Achievement from the Department of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount. In July, 2007, Dr. Chessin began his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. During his residency, he completed research in inflammatory bowel disease that resulted in four 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 Residents’ Night Meeting.
While at Sloan-Kettering, Dr. Chessin published over 15 peer-reviewed manuscripts and five 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.
To date, Dr. Chessin has presented his research at over 25 national medical conferences and has published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Chessin 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.
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American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Abdominal Surgery
- Anal Abscess (And Anal Fistula)
- Anal Fissure
- Anal Itching
- Anal Pain
- Anal Warts / Condyloma
- Black Stool / Melena
- Blood in Stool
- Colon Cancer
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Colon Surgery
- Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal Resection
- Colorectal Surgery Second Opinion
- Crohn's Disease
- Fecal Incontinence
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lymph Node Biopsy
- Lysis Of Adhesions
- Pancreatic Surgery
- Pelvic Surgery
- Pilonidal Cyst
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain
- Rectal Prolapse
- Surgery Second Opinion
- Ulcerative Colitis
MD, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency, General Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency, Surgery (Gen)
Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital
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