Lisa Renee David, M.D.

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Lisa Renee David, M.D.

Lisa Renee David, M.D.

Chair, Plastic Surgery

Professor, Plastic Surgery

Office of Women in Medicine and Science


Biomedical Engineering

Physician Rating

4.7 out of 5

158 Ratings

Contact Information


  • North Carolina Pediatric Soc

  • Southeastern Society Plastic S

  • NC Soc Plastic Surgeons

  • Am Assc Plastic Surgeons

  • Int Soc Craniofacial Surgery

  • Am Soc Craniofacial Surgery

  • Am Cleft Palate-Craniofacial A

  • Am Soc Of Maxillofacial Surgeo

  • Assn Of Academic Chairmen Of P

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • Frederick A. Coller Surg. Soci

  • NPI: 1659357143

Clinical Interests

  • Orthognathic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Wound Care, Botulinum Toxin, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Craniofacial Malformation, Head and Neck Cancers, Pediatric Trauma, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Pediatric Trauma and Burns, Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Face-lift, Endoscopic Forehead Lift, Laser Resurfacing, Chin Implants, Otoplasty, Chemical Peels, Reconstructive Facial Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, Laser Surgery, Orbital Surgery, Pigmented Lesions, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Reconstruction, Breast Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Wound Healing Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Acute Burns and Burn Reconstruction, Wounds (difficult), Adult and Pediatric Reconstructive Problems, Breast Cancer Surgery, Melanoma, Orbital Fracture Evaluation and Repair, Congenital Anomalies

Education & Training

  • B.S.

    1987 - Indiana Wesleyan University

  • M.D.

    1991 - Indiana University School of Medicine

  • Fellowship

    1995 - Plastic Surgery: WFUSM Affiliated Hsps

  • Residency

    1996 - Surgery: St Joseph Mercy Hosp

  • Residency

    1997 - Surgery: St Joseph Mercy Hosp

  • Fellowship

    1999 - Plastic Surgery: WFUSM Affiliated Hsps

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Craniosynostoses, Reconstructive Surgical Procedures, Craniotomy, Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic, Skull

Recent Publications

  • Plastic surgery resident-run cosmetic clinics: a survey of current practices Ingargiola MJ, Molina Burbano F, Yao A, Motakef S, Sanati-Mehrizy P, Burish NM, David LR, Taub PJ.. Aesthet Surg J. 2018;38(7):793-799.
  • Outcomes analysis of chief cosmetic clinic over 13 years Walker NJ, Crantford JC, Rudolph MA, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2018;80(6):600-606.
  • Long-term outcomes of pediatric cranial reconstruction using resorbable plating systems for the treatment of craniosynostosis Branch LG, Crantford C, Cunningham T, Bharti G, Thompson J, Couture D, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2017;28(1):26-29.
  • A systematic approach to predicting spring force for sagittal craniosynostosis surgery Zhang G, Tan H, Qian X, Zhang J, Li K, David LR, Zhou X.. J Craniofac Surg. 2016;27(3):636-643.
  • Development and characterization of elastic nanocomposites for craniofacial contraction osteogenesis Levi-Polyachenko N, Rosenbalm T, Kuthirummal N, Shelton J, Hardin W, Teruel M, Hobley E, Wang R, Day C, Narayanan V, David L, Wagner WD.. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2015;103(2):407-416.
  • Evaluating the safety and efficacy of tranexamic acid administration in pediatric cranial vault reconstruction Crantford JC, Wood BC, Claiborne JR, Ririe DG, Couture DE, Thompson JT, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(1):104-107.
  • Deformational plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis: trends in diagnosis and treatment after the 'back to sleep' campaign Branch LG, Kesty K, Krebs E, Wright L, Leger S, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(1):147-150.
  • Argenta clinical classification of deformational plagiocephaly Branch LG, Kesty K, Krebs E, Wright L, Leger S, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(3):606-610.
  • The use of brainlab navigation in Le Fort III osteotomy Wood JS, Purzycki A, Thompson J, David LR, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(3):616-619.
  • Management of severe microstomia in a ten-week-old infant Branch LG, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(5):1609-1610.
  • Extradural ossification following epidural hematoma in children: a rare but significant entity Claiborne JR, Hoge MK, Wood BC, Couture DE, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(5):1500-1503.
  • Identification of best practices for resident aesthetic clinics in plastic surgery training: the ACAPS National Survey Hultman CS, Wu C, Bentz ML, Redett RJ, Shack RB, David LR, Taub PJ, Janis JE.. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015;3(3):e370.
  • Objective classification system for sagittal craniosynostosis based on suture segmentation Qian X, Tan H, Zhang J, Zhuang X, Branch L, Sanger C, Thompson A, Zhao W, Li KC, David L, Zhou X.. Med Phys. 2015;42(9):5545.
  • Analysis of pediatric maxillofacial fractures requiring operative treatment: characteristics, management, and outcomes Allred LJ, Crantford JC, Reynolds MF, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(8):2368-2374.
  • Outcomes of vacuum-assisted therapy in the treatment of head and neck wounds Satteson ES, Crantford JC, Wood J, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(7):e599-e602.
  • Aesthetic outcomes of acellular dermal matrix in tissue expander/implant-based breast reconstruction Forsberg CG, Kelly DA, Wood BC, Mastrangelo SL, DeFranzo AJ, Thompson JT, David LR, Marks MW.. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(Suppl 2):S116-S120.
  • The effect of reusable versus disposable draping material on infection rates in implant-based breast reconstruction: a prospective randomized trial Showalter BM, Crantford JC, Russell GB, Marks MW, DeFranzo AJ, Thompson JT, Pestana IA, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(6):S165-S169.
  • Latest trends in minimally invasive synostosis surgery: a review Sanger C, David L, Argenta L.. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;22(4):316-321.
  • Minimizing donor-site morbidity following bilateral pedicled TRAM breast reconstruction with the double mesh fold over technique Bharti G, Groves L, Sanger C, Thompson J, David L, Marks M.. Ann Plast Surg. 2013;70(5):484-487.
  • Nonmelanoma skin cancer treatment training varies across different medical specialists Romero PC, Kinney MA, Taylor SL, Levender MM, David LR, Goldman ND, Khanna VC, Williford PM, Feldman SR.. J Dermatolog Treat. 2013;24(3):215-220.
  • The plastic surgery match: predicting success and improving the process Claiborne JR, Crantford JC, Swett KR, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2013;70(6):698-703.
  • Blood-pressure targets in patients with recent lacunar stroke: the SPS3 randomised trial Benavente OR, Coffey CS, Conwit R, Hart RG, McClure LA, Pearce LA, Pergola PE, Szychowski JM, David L, Levy P, Buchheimer N, Vaughn S, Smith E, Satterfield J, et al.. Lancet. 2013;382(9891):507-515.
  • Efficacy of passive helmet therapy for deformational plagiocephaly: report of 1050 cases Couture DE, Crantford JC, Somasundaram A, Sanger C, Argenta AE, David LR.. Neurosurg Focus. 2013;35(4):E4.
  • Outcome study of the surgical management of panniculitis Zannis J, Wood BC, Griffin LP, Knipper E, Marks MW, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2012;68(2):194-197.
  • Midline dermoid cyst resulting in frontal bone erosion Wood J, Couture D, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(1):131-134.
  • AlloDerm revision for failed pharyngoplasty Kelly DA, Plikatitis C, Blalock D, Argenta LC, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(3):645-649.
  • Influence of frontosphenoidal suture synostosis on skull dysmorphology in unicoronal suture synostosis Showalter BM, David LR, Argenta LC, Thompson JT.. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(6):1709-1712.
  • Aplasia cutis congenita: clinical management of a rare congenital anomaly Bharti G, Groves L, David LR, Sanger C, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(1):159-165.
  • Increased incidence of metopic suture abnormalities in children with positional plagiocephaly Fisher DC, Kornrumpf BP, Couture D, Glazier SS, Argenta LC, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(1):89-95.
  • Outcomes of immediate breast reconstruction in patients undergoing single-stage sentinel lymph node biopsy and mastectomy Wood BC, Levine EA, Marks MW, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2011;66(5):564-567.
  • Patient satisfaction with dermal fillers and effect on utilization of invasive aesthetic treatment modalities at a university-based cosmetic center Bharti G, Marks MW, David LR.. Eur J Plast Surg. 2011;34(3):155-160.
  • Difficulties of delayed treatment of craniosynostosis in a patient with Crouzon, increased intracranial pressure, and papilledema Kirman CN, Tran B, Sanger C, Railean S, Glazier SS, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(4):1409-1412.
  • Giant facial lymphangioma Sanger C, Wong L, Wood J, David LR, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(4):1271-1274.
  • Time-dependent perioperative anesthetic management and outcomes of the first 100 consecutive cases of spring-assisted surgery for sagittal craniosynostosis Ririe DG, Smith TE, Wood BC, Glazier SS, Couture DE, Argenta LC, David LR.. Pediatr Anesth. 2011;21(10):1015-1019.
  • Breast cancer reconstruction in the elderly Howard-McNatt M, Forsberg C, Levine EA, DeFranzo A, Marks M, David L.. Am Surg. 2011;77(12):1640-1643.
  • Outcome analysis of our first 75 spring-assisted surgeries for scaphocephaly David LR, Plikaitis CM, Couture D, Glazier SS, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2010;21(1):3-9.
  • Outcomes analysis of a resident cosmetic clinic: safety and feasibility after 7 years Pyle JW, Angobaldo JO, Bryant AK, Marks M, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2010;64(3):270-274.
  • Outcome analysis of factors impacting the plastic surgery match Wood JS, David LR.. Ann Plast Surg. 2010;64(6):770-774.
  • Better for some, maybe not for all: a response to preemptive transfusion and infusion strategy in children during craniofacial reconstruction [letter] Ririe DG, Smith TE, David LR, Argenta LC.. Pediatr Anesth. 2010;20(6):574-583.
  • Pediatric frontal mucocele secondary to a bifid frontal sinus septum Plikaitis CM, Purzycki AR, Couture D, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2010;21(5):1525-1528.
  • New technique for reconstructing the affected cranium and orbital rim in unicoronal craniosynostosis David LR, Fisher D, Argenta L.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(1):194-197.
  • Surgical treatment for scaphocephaly and a calcified cephalohematoma Kortesis BG, Pyle JW, Sanger C, Knowles M, Glazier SS, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(2):410-413.
  • Outcome analysis of helmet therapy for positional plagiocephaly using a three-dimensional surface scanning laser Thompson JT, David LR, Wood B, Argenta A, Simpson J, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(2):362-365.
  • Classification system for sagittal craniosynostosis David L, Glazier S, Pyle J, Thompson J, Argenta L.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(2):279-282.
  • Comparison of fasciotomy wound closures using traditional dressing changes and the vacuum-assisted closure device Zannis J, Angobaldo J, Marks M, DeFranzo A, David L, Molnar J, Argenta L.. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(4):407-409.
  • Using a three dimensional model of the pediatric skull for pre-operative planning in the treatment of craniosynostosis--biomed 2009 Danelson KA, Gordon ES, David LR, Stitzel JD.. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2009;45():358-363.
  • Impact of sentinel lymph node biopsy on immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy Wood BC, David LR, Defranzo AJ, Stewart JH, Shen P, Geisinger KR, Marks MW, Levine EA.. Am Surg. 2009;75(7):551-556.
  • Incidence of otitis media in children with deformational plagiocephaly Purzycki A, Thompson E, Argenta L, David L.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(5):1407-1411.
  • Spring-assisted surgery--a surgeon's manual for the manufacture and utilization of springs in craniofacial surgery Pyle J, Glazier S, Couture D, Sanger C, Gordon S, David L.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(6):1962-1968.
  • Proboscis lateralis: a rare craniofacial anomaly, reconstruction, and long-term evaluation David LR, Sanger C, Fisher D, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2008;19(4):1107-1113.

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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Patient Comments

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  • 7/3/2018

    I feel that Dr. David did not care about my condition. It was a very rushed meeting.

  • 6/30/2018

    She was well spoken and clear in her treatment plan for my toddlers tumor- I appreciate being spoken to straightforward when it comes to my child's health

  • 4/11/2018

    Dr. David has been my provider for many, many years Has always given me the best of care for all my needs!

  • 3/31/2018

    I have already recommended her to my daughter who is now her patient as well!

  • 3/26/2018

    great visit with Dr David, as always. my daughter loves to "visit" Dr David.

  • 2/27/2018

    Awesome team. Dr.David and her team went over my care instructions and wrote them down for me on afyer care summary . would definitely recommend to others

  • 2/18/2018

    Provider was dismissive, bordering on unprofessional.

  • 1/29/2018

    Dr. David is a wonderful doctor ! I would highly recommend her to anyone!

  • 12/29/2017

    Dr. David is the best..

  • 12/23/2017

    Dr. David is the best.

  • 12/19/2017

    I was given business cards in case of anything changes before our follow up.

  • 10/25/2017

    Dr. David is extremely efficient and has gone out of her way to provide excellent care for me. Her staff works well with her too.

  • 10/19/2017

    *Dr. David is amazingly professional and knowledgeable. So happy I chose her!

  • 10/14/2017

    Dr David is a. amazing doctor and I'm so thankful to have found her. she's honest and willing to listen to your needs. she caters to you and your desires. hands down one of the best doctors I've ever worked with.

  • 10/14/2017

    Dr David is concerned, listens, and treats with respect and always professional

  • 9/23/2017

    She was so amazing, I plan on seeing this provider in the future.

  • 9/21/2017

    I always recommend and sing Dr David's praises. Most of my friends go to her and love her and her staff.


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