Robert M. Kellman, MD
President, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, SUNY – Upstate Medical University
Dr. Robert Kellman brings 35 years of experience as President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and takes on this leadership role alongside his position as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at the State University of New York – Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Kellman has been teaching medicine for over 30 years, and, in part, it was this commitment to education that helped earn him the AAFPRS Presidency. In 1999, he received the John R. Anderson Prize for Scholastic Excellence from the AAFPRS and went on to serve as a Vice President and then as Secretary of the AAFPRS from 2001 to 2010. Dr. Kellman has been affiliated with other national and international medical organizations, including the AO Foundation, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Upstate New York Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the New York State Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery having served as President, the Triological Society, the North American Skull Base Society and the Craniomaxillofacial & Skull Base Society.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Kellman has served on numerous committees at SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. He has authored, co-authored, and edited more than 120 publications and has been seated on several editorial boards, such as the “Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery,” “Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of NA,” “The Laryngoscope,” “Skull Base Surgery” and “Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction.” Currently, he serves as a managing editor of “E-Medicine, Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery” and is a reviewer for multiple publications, such as “Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” and “Journal of Trauma.”
Dr. Kellman is dual-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A native New Yorker, Dr. Kellman earned his medical doctorate from SUNY – Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, and trained there as a resident in the Department of Otolaryngology. He completed his surgical training at the Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center in the Bronx and began his teaching career at SUNY – Upstate Medical University in 1981 as an assistant professor in Otolaryngology. Dr. Kellman went on to become an associate professor in that department as well as in the Department of Pediatrics. He served as the interim chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology in 1994, and became a professor and fulltime department chairman the following year – the position he still holds today.