Dr. Kryger grew up in Israel and after high school he served in an elite special forces unit of the Israeli Army specializing in reconnaissance. Following his service, he moved back to the United States for college and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating at the top of his class. He was the valedictorian and gave the commencement address at graduation. He then attended Stanford Medical School, one of the best medical schools in the United States. While in Palo Alto at Stanford, he developed a profound interest in plastic surgery after working with the world famous Dr. Bob Chase of Stanford. Dr. Kryger was then accepted to the most coveted training program in the US, the seven year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago.