David M. Otterburn, MD

Plastic Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
General Surgery (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 821-0634
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


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.

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.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]


Emblem/HIP [EPO, HMO, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus





Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]

Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter (HMO)]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]



2000 Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Internship: 2001 UMDNJ/Cooper University Medical Center

Residency: 2007 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship: 2010 Emory University Hospital

Fellowship: 2011 NYU Medical Center


425 East 61st Street Breast Center 10th Floor
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 821-0634

Fax: (212) 821-0636

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425 East 61st Street Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 10th Floor
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 821-0634

Fax: (212) 821-0636

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College