David M. Otterburn , MD

New York, NY

Weill Cornell Medicine

525 E. 68th St., Payson 7-708
New York, NY 10065

David Otterburn, MD

David M. Otterburn, MD uses state-of-the-art technology and microsurgical skills to provide advanced breast reconstruction procedures to breast cancer survivors at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. He specializes in autologous, or free flap, reconstructions that harvest tissue from the abdomen (DIEP), buttocks (SGAP, IGAP) or thigh (PAP) to build new breasts after a mastectomy.

A leader in his field, Dr. Otterburn is board certified in plastic surgery and general surgery. He is currently one of the few surgeons performing free flap breast reconstruction with Resensation®, a surgical technique that has the potential to restore sensation to a woman’s chest after a mastectomy. With Resensation, Dr. Otterburn offers his patients the 5 “S’s” of breast reconstruction: size, shape, symmetry, softness and sensation.

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Weill Cornell Medicine

Undergrad: Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University
Medical Degree: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey
Residency: General surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a plastic surgery residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta

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