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Lisa Renee David, MD, MBA

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Lisa Renee David, MD, MBA

Lisa Renee David, MD, MBA

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


  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

  • Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society

  • North Carolina Pediatric Society

  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgeons

  • NC Society Plastic Surgeons

  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

  • American Association Plastic Surgeons

  • International Society of Craniofacial Surgery

  • American Society Craniofacial Surgery

  • 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

  • BS

    1987 - Indiana Wesleyan University

  • MD

    1991 - Indiana University School of Medicine

  • MBA

    2019 - Wake Forest University

  • Fellowship

    1995 - Plastic Surgery: Wake Forest University School of Medicine

  • Residency

    1997 - Surgery: St Joseph Mercy Hospital

  • Fellowship

    1999 - Plastic Surgery: Wake Forest University School of Medicine

  • Fellowship

    1999 - Craniofacial Surgery: Necker Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • Title X: Moving Forward or Backward on Women's Health?.
    Mason DJ, David L. JAMA. 2019 Jan; 321(3):236-237.
  • 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 Jun; 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 Jun; 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 Jan; 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 May; 27(3):636-43.
  • Analysis of Pediatric Maxillofacial Fractures Requiring Operative Treatment: Characteristics, Management, and Outcomes.
    Allred LJ, Crantford JC, Reynolds MF, David LR. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Nov; 26(8):2368-74.
  • 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 Oct; 26(7):e599-602.
  • 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 Sep; 42(9):5545-58.
  • 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. . 2015 Mar; 3(3):e370.
  • Management of Severe Microstomia in a Ten-Week-Old Infant.
    Branch LG, David LR. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jul; 26(5):1609-10.

All Publications

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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."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 8/19/2018

    Dr. David was exceptionally kind when I had an allergic reaction, prescribed a medication to relieve the reaction and told me exactly and accurately when I would experience relief. Her high degree of skill, professionalism and kindness have been reassuring the entire way.

  • 7/18/2018

    *Dr. David is the consummate profession with sincere concern for her patients.

  • 7/18/2018

    Dr. Lisa David is absolutely awesome. She takes wonderful care of us and I have the confidence that she will continue that wonderful care for years to come. She definitely cares about her patients and she wants what is best for her patients and she is open and honest. We are so thankful to her for helping our daughter. Too bad all doctors can't be like her. She is a terrific doctor and we appreciate her very much.

  • 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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