Oliver J Muensterer, M.D., Ph.D.
Oliver Muensterer, MD, Ph.D is an associate professor of surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an associate attending surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He serves as Director of General Pediatric Endosurgery at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Muensterer has a particularly strong experience in minimal-invasive pediatric surgery, with an emphasis on the pioneering Single Incision Pediatric Endosurgery (SIPES), which enables him to offer his patients virtually scarless surgery. His expertise also covers prenatal counseling for congenital anomalies, surgery in neonates, all types of gastrointestinal pediatric surgery, minimal-invasive oncologic surgery in children, and pediatric trauma.
Dr. Muensterer is unique in that he has specialty training in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery. A native of Canada, Dr. Muensterer obtained his medical degrees at both the University of Munich in Germany and at the University of Alicante in Spain. He completed a General Surgery internship at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, and a General Surgery residency as well as a Pediatric Surgery residency at the University of Munich, Germany. In addition, he completed his Pediatric Residency training at Duke University Medical Center, in North Carolina. Dr. Muensterer completed as fellowship in Pediatric Endosurgery at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL.
He held appointments at the University of Leipzig and the University of Alabama at Birmingham as Pediatric Surgeon and served as Director of Pediatric Trauma, prior to joining the staff of the Department of Surgery at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Muensterer plays a leadership role in teaching medical students, residents and fellows. He has been involved in numerous educational seminars, conferences, and workshops on case-simulation, virtual reality and team training. His grant-supported basic science initiative focuses on fetal lung development and the prenatal treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Memberships in professional societies include the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, American Pediatric Surgical Association, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, European Paediatric Surgeons' Association, International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, and American Trauma Society.