Awards and Honors
- New York State Police 2016 Tactical Police Surgeon
- Staten Island Slim Down Leadership Board 2016
- Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2016
- Patients Choice 5th Anniversary Award 2014-2015
- Patients Choice Award 2010-2015
- Compassionate Doctor Award Five Year Honoree 2014
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2010-2015
- USA Boxing Cops and Kids Ringside Physician
- United States Department of State 2010
- Meritorious Service Haiti
- NYPD Honor Legion Member 2008
- Meritorious Service Ground Zero 9/11
DR. KENNETH M. TESTA
Dr. Testa formally trained in four Specialties: General Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, Cosmetic Surgery and Anti-Aging Medicine. A member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Liposuction, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American Osteopathic Association and the American Medical Association.
Completion of his graduate medical studies at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine served as the foundation of Dr. Testa’s passionate awareness of the mind-body connection. When selected for the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Fellowship during Medical School, Dr. Testa developed a deep awareness of the mind-body connection and its influence on health and well-being. After completing his internship at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Testa completed a General Surgery Residency within the Mercy Health System in Pennsylvania, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, New York and Hahnemann University Medical Center, Philadelphia. During his fifth year of surgical residency, Dr. Testa was selected to the Chief Surgical Resident position.
After completion of his General Surgery Residency, Dr. Testa returned to Hahnemann University for a Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery. During this time, Dr. Testa began to feel the need for a more stimulating career path, one which would combine his professional background with his dedication and innate interest in treating patients as a whole. Coming to the realization that he was becoming too specialized, Dr. Testa felt compelled to work outside of Cardiac Surgery. Enjoying the stimulation of Critical Care Medicine and academics at the University level, Dr. Testa left Cardiac Surgery and began a Fellowship in Trauma Surgery/ Surgical Critical Care Medicine in Philadelphia. Fate intervened after the completion of his Fellowship when the events of September 11, 2001 brought the world to a standstill, putting Dr. Testa onboard as a Trauma Surgeon at Ground Zero.
This sequence of events led Dr. Testa to question the balance of his life, the current medical environment and the practice of medicine more than ever. Feeling a strong motivation to combine his Medical/Surgical education with his desire to practice progressive Medicine with a mind body balance.
His next step was a Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Scottsdale Arizona. The significance and pertinence of Dr. Testa’s Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship was enhanced by the fact that he studied under direction of Dr. Julius Newman of Philadelphia and Dr. Marvin Borsand of Arizona, both pioneers in Cosmetic Surgery (Liposuction/Breast).
Born and raised with close Community ties to Staten Island, Dr. Testa returned to New York in 2002 as the only Fellowship Trained Cosmetic Surgeon in Staten Island and only 1 of 10 Physicians formally trained and practicing Anti-Aging Medicine in the entire Tri-State Area. Obligated as a person and a Physician, Dr. Kenneth Testa has paved a way to fulfill his dream of building a practice dedicated to the mind, body and soul of each and every individual he treats.