Dr. David Habin Song, MD, MBA

Dr. David Habin Song, MD, MBA

Languages: English
Fax: (866) 990-5516

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  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery; board certified
  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal scars
  • acquired absence of breast
  • acquired deformity of reconstructed breast
  • blepharoptosis
  • brow droop
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal scars
  • abdominal wall reconstruction
  • abdominoplasty
  • acquired absence of breast
  • acquired deformity of reconstructed breast
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About the Provider

David H. Song, MD, is MedStar Health's Washington Regional Chief of Plastic Surgery and Academic Chair for the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. As such, he directs the full range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery services at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

An internationally recognized expert in plastic surgery, Dr. Song is known for his pioneering work in chest wall reconstruction techniques, particularly DIEP flap procedures, and oncoplastic surgery. He is also a specialist in performing lymphovenous bypass and lymph node transfer using microsurgical and super-microsurgical techniques to reduce the severity of lymphedema.

A widely published and prolific researcher, Dr. Song is an associate editor for plastic surgery's leading professional journals, a reviewer for many other medical publications, and an editor or co-author of numerous text books and chapters, respectively. He is a frequent guest lecturer at major medical schools and hospitals, and appears regularly as a speaker at national and international conferences. Dr. Song has been recognized as a top regional doctor by Castle Connolly and Chicago Magazine.

Before joining MedStar, Dr. Song was chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The University of Chicago Medicine. He is a past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a director for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, among others.

Dr. Song received his medical degree with thesis from the University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles. He then fulfilled his internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he subsequently completed the rest of his training: residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery, followed by a fellowship in microsurgery. Dr. Song also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Philosophy of Care

"I believe strongly in individualized patient care and treat every patient as if he or she were a member of my own family. In my role as an educator of the next generation of plastic surgeons, I urge my residents to follow that same approach. It's the only way to assure you're providing the best, most up-to-date, compassionate and empathetic care possible, to every patient, every time. "
Conditions Treated
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Lymphedema
  • Cosmetic Surgery
Procedures Performed
  • Plastic surgery
  • Oncoplastic surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Lymphovenous bypass
  • Lymph node transfer/transplant
  • Breast implant revisions, DIEP Flap Breast reconstruction after implant failure

  • Graduate Education: University of Chicago College (2009)
  • Fellowship Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (2001)
  • Residency Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (2000)
  • Internship/Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center (1998)
  • Medical School: University of California Los Angeles (1995)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    1 PHC
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: (202) 444-8751
    Fax: (866) 990-5516

    Accepting New Patients
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Operating Room
    Washington, DC 20007
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  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    Suite 3400
    Washington, DC 20010
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  • 6862 Elm Street
    Suite 800
    McLean, VA 22101
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    Phone: 703-288-7070
    Fax: 202-877-0530

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital