Dr. Tessler is a neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of primary brain tumors, metastatic tumors, meningiomas, stereotactic surgery, and radiosurgery. Dr. Tessler is Chief of Neurosurgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Tessler grew up in Syosset, Long Island, the oldest of three brothers. He received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and completed Post-Baccalaureate studies at University of California, Los Angeles, California. He obtained his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, Ohio.
At the Department of Neurological Surgery, New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, New York, Dr. Tessler served as Intern, progressed to Resident, and then became Chief Resident. Previously, Dr. Tessler worked at the University of Florida's Center for Neurobiological Sciences. He obtained certification in both Gamma Knife and Cyber Knife Radiosurgery. Dr. Tessler has served as the Executive Director of the Long Island Brain Tumor Center, President of the Nassau County Medical Society and as President of the Medical Staff of Mercy Medical Center. In 2008, Dr. Tessler was appointed as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at NYU Medical Center and was subsequently promoted to Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He is currently the Chief of Neurosurgery and Chief of Neurotrauma at NYU Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Tessler serves on the Medical Advisory Board of The Musella Foundation, Voice Against Brain Cancer, and the Aleh Foundation.
Dr. Tessler serves as the New York Delegate to the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies and sits on the Board of the New York State Neurosurgical Society. He is a Police Surgeon and serves as President of the Surgeons Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, in addition to his appointment as Chief Surgeon for the New York State Fraternal Order of Police. Dr. Tessler is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the New York Neurosurgical Society, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as well as the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors.