David M. Otterburn, M.D.

Plastic Surgery

David M. Otterburn, M.D.

David Otterburn, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an Assistant Attending Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Otterburn is board-certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical expertise includes plastic and reconstructive surgery, and he has additional training and specialization in microvascular surgery for complex reconstructions throughout the body, utilizing 3-D imaging and other state-of-the-art technologies to obtain optimal outcomes. A special focus includes microvascular breast reconstruction with perforator flaps from the abdomen (DIEP), buttocks (SGAP, IGAP) and thigh (PAP).

Dr. Otterburn performs breast reductions, lifts and augmentations, utilizing minimally invasive methods such as endoscopic and short scar techniques when possible. His surgical expertise also includes oculoplastic reconstruction and reconstruction following Mohs surgery. He offers patients both facial aesthetic and body-contouring procedures, as well as Botox and injectables.

A board-certified general and plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Otterburn has received numerous honors and awards in academics, teaching and research. He received his B.A. in political science with honors from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey in May 1997. During his program, he was selected into the BA/MD program from 1995 through May 1997. Dr. Otterburn received his M.D. degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey in May 2000. He completed his internship in general surgery at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey in June, 2001, and his general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia in June, 2007. Dr. Otterburn completed a plastic surgery residency training program at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia in June, 2010, and a microsurgery fellowship at New York University Medical Center, Department of Plastic Surgery, New York in June, 2011.

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