Warren O. Kessler, M.D.

Warren KesslerDr. Warren Kessler obtained a B.S. degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1962. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1966 and then completed a surgical internship at the Cornell Surgical Division of Bellevue Hospital in New York City, followed by a year of General Surgery Residency at Cedars/Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

From 1968-1970, he was in the U.S. Navy, first serving a year in Vietnam with MCB 3 as a Battalion Surgeon in the Da Nang area and was involved with the medical care in numerous orphanages in the China Beach area. During his second year in the Navy, he was the Medical Officer of the Defense Atomic Support Agency and was discharged in 1970 with the rank of Lt. Commander.

From 1970-1974 he was a resident in Urology at the University of California, San Diego and from 1974-2011 practiced Urology at Scripps Mercy Hospital where he served as chief of Urology.

Dr. Kessler’s community involvement has included being on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Symphony since 1981 and serving as it’s President from 1989-1993. He is presently on the Executive Committee and Board of the San Diego Symphony and the Board of the Symphony Foundation. Kessler was an original member of the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and was its Vice-Chairman.

Dr. Kessler is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Urology at U.C.S.D. and serves as a member of the U.C.S.D. Health Advisory Board. He is married and has two children and five grandchildren.