Lisa Renee David, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

223 Ratings

Lisa Renee David, M.D.

Vice Chair,

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, Facial Nerve Disorders, Pediatric Trauma and Burns,
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-4171


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Education & Training

  • B.S., Indiana Northern University, 1987
  • M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, 1991
  • Fellowship, Plastic Surgery, WFUSM Affiliated Hsps, 1995
  • Residency, Surgery, St Joseph Mercy Hosp, 1996
  • Residency, Surgery, St Joseph Mercy Hosp, 1997
  • Fellowship, Plastic Surgery, WFUSM Affiliated Hsps, 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery


  • 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 Number

  • 1659357143
Lisa Renee David, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

223 Ratings

Lisa Renee David, M.D.

Vice Chair, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

growth & development

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4559 | Department: 336-716-4171


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Recent Publications

Zhang G, Tan H, Qian X, Zhang J, Li K, David LR, Zhou X. A systematic approach to predicting spring force for sagittal craniosynostosis surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2016;27(3):636-643.

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. Development and characterization of elastic nanocomposites for craniofacial contraction osteogenesis. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2015;103(2):407-416.

Crantford JC, Wood BC, Claiborne JR, Ririe DG, Couture DE, Thompson JT, David LR. Evaluating the safety and efficacy of tranexamic acid administration in pediatric cranial vault reconstruction. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(1):104-107.

Branch LG, Kesty K, Krebs E, Wright L, Leger S, David LR. Deformational plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis: trends in diagnosis and treatment after the 'back to sleep' campaign. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(1):147-150.

Branch LG, Kesty K, Krebs E, Wright L, Leger S, David LR. Argenta clinical classification of deformational plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(3):606-610.

Wood JS, Purzycki A, Thompson J, David LR, Argenta LC. The use of brainlab navigation in Le Fort III osteotomy. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(3):616-619.

Branch LG, David LR. Management of severe microstomia in a ten-week-old infant. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(5):1609-1610.

Claiborne JR, Hoge MK, Wood BC, Couture DE, David LR. Extradural ossification following epidural hematoma in children: a rare but significant entity. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(5):1500-1503.

Hultman CS, Wu C, Bentz ML, Redett RJ, Shack RB, David LR, Taub PJ, Janis JE. Identification of best practices for resident aesthetic clinics in plastic surgery training: the ACAPS National Survey. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015;3(3):e370.

Qian X, Tan H, Zhang J, Zhuang X, Branch L, Sanger C, Thompson A, Zhao W, Li KC, David L, Zhou X. Objective classification system for sagittal craniosynostosis based on suture segmentation. Med Phys. 2015;42(9):5545.

Allred LJ, Crantford JC, Reynolds MF, David LR. Analysis of pediatric maxillofacial fractures requiring operative treatment: characteristics, management, and outcomes. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(8):2368-2374.

Satteson ES, Crantford JC, Wood J, David LR. Outcomes of vacuum-assisted therapy in the treatment of head and neck wounds. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26(7):e599-e602.

Forsberg CG, Kelly DA, Wood BC, Mastrangelo SL, DeFranzo AJ, Thompson JT, David LR, Marks MW. Aesthetic outcomes of acellular dermal matrix in tissue expander/implant-based breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(Suppl 2):S116-S120.

Showalter BM, Crantford JC, Russell GB, Marks MW, DeFranzo AJ, Thompson JT, Pestana IA, David LR. The effect of reusable versus disposable draping material on infection rates in implant-based breast reconstruction: a prospective randomized trial. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(6):S165-S169.

Sanger C, David L, Argenta L. Latest trends in minimally invasive synostosis surgery: a review. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;22(4):316-321.

Bharti G, Groves L, Sanger C, Thompson J, David L, Marks M. Minimizing donor-site morbidity following bilateral pedicled TRAM breast reconstruction with the double mesh fold over technique. Ann Plast Surg. 2013;70(5):484-487.

Romero PC, Kinney MA, Taylor SL, Levender MM, David LR, Goldman ND, Khanna VC, Williford PM, Feldman SR. Nonmelanoma skin cancer treatment training varies across different medical specialists. J Dermatolog Treat. 2013;24(3):215-220.

Claiborne JR, Crantford JC, Swett KR, David LR. The plastic surgery match: predicting success and improving the process. Ann Plast Surg. 2013;70(6):698-703.

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. Blood-pressure targets in patients with recent lacunar stroke: the SPS3 randomised trial. Lancet. 2013;382(9891):507-515.

Couture DE, Crantford JC, Somasundaram A, Sanger C, Argenta AE, David LR. Efficacy of passive helmet therapy for deformational plagiocephaly: report of 1050 cases. Neurosurg Focus. 2013;35(4):E4.

Zannis J, Wood BC, Griffin LP, Knipper E, Marks MW, David LR. Outcome study of the surgical management of panniculitis. Ann Plast Surg. 2012;68(2):194-197.

Wood J, Couture D, David LR. Midline dermoid cyst resulting in frontal bone erosion. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(1):131-134.

Kelly DA, Plikatitis C, Blalock D, Argenta LC, David LR. AlloDerm revision for failed pharyngoplasty. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(3):645-649.

Showalter BM, David LR, Argenta LC, Thompson JT. Influence of frontosphenoidal suture synostosis on skull dysmorphology in unicoronal suture synostosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(6):1709-1712.

Bharti G, Groves L, David LR, Sanger C, Argenta LC. Aplasia cutis congenita: clinical management of a rare congenital anomaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(1):159-165.

Fisher DC, Kornrumpf BP, Couture D, Glazier SS, Argenta LC, David LR. Increased incidence of metopic suture abnormalities in children with positional plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(1):89-95.

Wood BC, Levine EA, Marks MW, David LR. Outcomes of immediate breast reconstruction in patients undergoing single-stage sentinel lymph node biopsy and mastectomy. Ann Plast Surg. 2011;66(5):564-567.

Bharti G, Marks MW, David LR. Patient satisfaction with dermal fillers and effect on utilization of invasive aesthetic treatment modalities at a university-based cosmetic center. Eur J Plast Surg. 2011;34(3):155-160.

Kirman CN, Tran B, Sanger C, Railean S, Glazier SS, David LR. Difficulties of delayed treatment of craniosynostosis in a patient with Crouzon, increased intracranial pressure, and papilledema. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(4):1409-1412.

Sanger C, Wong L, Wood J, David LR, Argenta LC. Giant facial lymphangioma. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(4):1271-1274.

Ririe DG, Smith TE, Wood BC, Glazier SS, Couture DE, Argenta LC, David LR. Time-dependent perioperative anesthetic management and outcomes of the first 100 consecutive cases of spring-assisted surgery for sagittal craniosynostosis. Pediatr Anesth. 2011;21(10):1015-1019.

Howard-McNatt M, Forsberg C, Levine EA, DeFranzo A, Marks M, David L. Breast cancer reconstruction in the elderly. Am Surg. 2011;77(12):1640-1643.

David LR, Plikaitis CM, Couture D, Glazier SS, Argenta LC. Outcome analysis of our first 75 spring-assisted surgeries for scaphocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2010;21(1):3-9.

Pyle JW, Angobaldo JO, Bryant AK, Marks M, David LR. Outcomes analysis of a resident cosmetic clinic: safety and feasibility after 7 years. Ann Plast Surg. 2010;64(3):270-274.

Wood JS, David LR. Outcome analysis of factors impacting the plastic surgery match. Ann Plast Surg. 2010;64(6):770-774.

Ririe DG, Smith TE, David LR, Argenta LC. Better for some, maybe not for all: a response to preemptive transfusion and infusion strategy in children during craniofacial reconstruction [letter]. Pediatr Anesth. 2010;20(6):574-583.

Plikaitis CM, Purzycki AR, Couture D, David LR. Pediatric frontal mucocele secondary to a bifid frontal sinus septum. J Craniofac Surg. 2010;21(5):1525-1528.

David LR, Fisher D, Argenta L. New technique for reconstructing the affected cranium and orbital rim in unicoronal craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(1):194-197.

Kortesis BG, Pyle JW, Sanger C, Knowles M, Glazier SS, David LR. Surgical treatment for scaphocephaly and a calcified cephalohematoma. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(2):410-413.

Thompson JT, David LR, Wood B, Argenta A, Simpson J, Argenta LC. Outcome analysis of helmet therapy for positional plagiocephaly using a three-dimensional surface scanning laser. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(2):362-365.

David L, Glazier S, Pyle J, Thompson J, Argenta L. Classification system for sagittal craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(2):279-282.

Zannis J, Angobaldo J, Marks M, DeFranzo A, David L, Molnar J, Argenta L. Comparison of fasciotomy wound closures using traditional dressing changes and the vacuum-assisted closure device. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(4):407-409.

Danelson KA, Gordon ES, David LR, Stitzel JD. Using a three dimensional model of the pediatric skull for pre-operative planning in the treatment of craniosynostosis--biomed 2009. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2009;45():358-363.

Wood BC, David LR, Defranzo AJ, Stewart JH, Shen P, Geisinger KR, Marks MW, Levine EA. Impact of sentinel lymph node biopsy on immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Am Surg. 2009;75(7):551-556.

Purzycki A, Thompson E, Argenta L, David L. Incidence of otitis media in children with deformational plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(5):1407-1411.

Pyle J, Glazier S, Couture D, Sanger C, Gordon S, David L. Spring-assisted surgery--a surgeon's manual for the manufacture and utilization of springs in craniofacial surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(6):1962-1968.

David LR, Sanger C, Fisher D, Argenta LC. Proboscis lateralis: a rare craniofacial anomaly, reconstruction, and long-term evaluation. J Craniofac Surg. 2008;19(4):1107-1113.

David LR, Sanger C, Railean S, Railean GH, Ciobanu M, Litovcenco A. Craniofacial dysotosis of Crouzon syndrome. Arch Balkan Med Union. 2008;43(3):359-362.

Plikaitis C, Sanger C, Glazier S, Argenta L, David LR. Outcome analysis of our first 75 spring assisted surgeries (SAS) for scaphocephaly [abstract]. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;122(4 Suppl):33.

Sanger C, Argenta A, Morykwas M, Glazier SS, Argenta LC, David LR. Dynamic spring mediated cranioplasty in an experimental model with resorbable foot plates. J Craniofac Surg. 2007;18(1):54-59.

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Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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, Facial Nerve Disorders, 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
Lisa Renee David, M.D.

Lisa Renee David, M.D.

Vice Chair, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Biomedical Engineering

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Lisa Renee David, M.D.223 Ratings


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dr Lisa David always has my sons health and best interest in mind


Visit was excellent. Dr. David know how to relate to patient.


*Dr. David was not very friendly at first. After procedure was much more approachable and friendly.


Dr. Lisa David spent quality time with us to listen to our concerns and questions. That is very rare. It just proves her commitment to her patients. She proves that she wants to help her patients in all ways.


Dr. David is an amazing doctor and we trust her with the care of our daughter


I definitely tell people about the doctor and the staff all the time.


From the moment Dr. David entered the room she was very direct and to the point about the problem. She was very matter of fact when explaining the problem, but was not very personable. I did not like her tone and I did not feel like she was understanding. The way she delivered information to me felt very blameful and basically insinuated that my son had issue with head shape because he wasn't on his tummy for atlas 3 hours per day. Something that I had honestly had never heard. In addition she accused me and our care provider of not being able to let my son cry and that he had us wrapped around his finger- that we would always run to him when he was unhappy on his tummy. She made these comments about me without even knowing me or my parenting ability. Although I can tell that Dr. David is very educated I feel like she needs to improve on patient interaction. I am a new mother and did not appreciate her tone or the way she informed me on the problem. I would not recommend any other patients to see her and will let my referring pediatrician know about my experience as well.


Eased my mind & concerns on her upcoming surgery.


Just as we always have every time before when we left there; we felt genuinely as though Colby had a wonderful outlook and he had "sunny, blue skies ahead". That is a WONDERFUL FEELING! THANK YOU for giving him hope...


Dr. Lisa David is the best! I would highly recommend her !


Dr. David is a Plastic Surgeon. I see her once a year for a follow up visit on a breast reconstruction I had approximately 8 years ago. I have occasionally called between appointments and asked Dr. David for a referral name for some specific doctor or a question relating to my surgery. I have always been able to reach her or have a nurse find an answer for me. Very good doctor. One of the best.


Dr. David is AWESOME!


I was very comfortable knowing the doctor was knowledgeable. I had researched this doctor on the WFUBMC website. It was important to me that she was Board Certified.


She is a wonderful Doctor


She was very concerned and reassuring


I trust Dr. David completely withy child. she is just fantastic and we absolutely love her.


Dr. Lisa David is an excellent dr!!!


Dr. Lisa David is an ideal doctor. She is knowledgeable and makes clear explanations as well as being compassionate and professional. I would recommend her to my family and friends. She is excellent in every way.


Dr. David and staff are always informative, respectful, kind and professional


Dr. David is everything a physician should be. She's the smartest person for a mile, competent, and incredibly kind and thoughtful. We think she is great and we trust her to provide great care.


She did get me to where I needed to be for the problem I had although it would have been nice to ask a few questions I had regarding some plastic surgery I am interested in.


Dr. David spent a great deal of time explaining our daughter's condition and her approach to treating it. I brought a list of more than 40 questions and she went through it with us and answered every single one. We feel that our daughter is in good hands!


Dr. David is a true example of a professional who really seems to care for her patients. She takes time to explain things in a way that is easy to understand. She takes her time to answer any questions we may have and yet seems to always be on time with her appointments. I don't know how she does it.


very competent specialist


Dr. David is the most compassionate and knowledgeable surgeon that I could have ever been blessed with.


Been coming regularly for ongoing checkups past 9-10 years. It's always been a good experience and Dr. David is the friendliest and most professional physician that I've ever dealt with. We come there because of her.


Dr. David has been Alex's doctor since 10 days after his birth. We have never encountered a problem while within her care. She is consistently professional. patient with questions, and (most importantly) concerned with Alex's health and well being as he goes through cleft repair and other surgeries. We consider ourselves blessed to have her head his cleft team.


Dr. David is an exceptional surgeon. I trust her completely, having had multiple procedures with her. I would definitely recommend her, as I already have! She is truely incredible, caring, and THE BEST in plastic and reconstructive surgery!


Dr. David is an exceptional diagnostician & a wonderful, compassionate human being. My husband & I both work with her -


dr david is the very best at what she does!

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