Mark Reiner, MD FACS

Mark Reiner is a laparoscopic surgeon and strong advocate for his patients.  He believes that all surgical and medical illnesses need full explanations so that patients are aware of the risks, benefits and options regarding their care.  His personal passions are his family, athletic endeavors and his farm.  His professonal passions are for patients rights, transparency of care, and to further the ideals of surgery by being a Governor in the American College of Surgeons, the President of the Manhattan Council of the College, and a New York State Governor’s appointment to the Office of Professional Misconduct.  He is actively envolved in both local, state and national committees to improve and advance surgical care.
Mark Reiner was graduate of New York University Liberal Arts and Sciences, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of of New York Medical School, Downstate Campus.  He went on to do his surgical residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital and School of Medicine where he won the prestigious Arthur Aufses Sr. award as the outstanding Chief Resident.  He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and a Clinical Professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at The Mount Siani Hospital and School of Medicine, being one of the few individuals to hold a dual appointment.  His major surgical areas of interest are in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) in the treatment of benign and malignant disease.  He works in conjunction with the Gynecological and Head and Neck oncological surgeons in the surgical treatment of advanced malignancies in thier respective fields.  He has authored or coauthored six chapters in surgical textbooks and many surgical publications.  He has been director or participant in multiple post graduate coarses and has lectured extensively.  He is credentialed in  laparoscopic, traditional “open” surgery and robotic surgery.  He was one of the early embracers of laparoscopic inguinal and incisional hernias at the national and international level, and has an ongoing longitudinal study following this cohort of patients.  He was instrumental in devlopement of surgical tecniques to laparoscopically repair these hernias that are now routinely performed world wide.  He has pioneered many diffentent laparoscopic techinques and has trained hundreds of residents and surgical attendings in the field.