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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

224 Ratings

Lisa Renee David, M.D.


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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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

4.7 out of 5

224 Ratings

Lisa Renee David, M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Craniosynostoses; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Craniotomy; Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic; Skull
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Contact Information

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


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Recent Publications

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;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;27(3):636-643.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015;3(3):e370.

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;42(9):5545.

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

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;26(7):e599-e602.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Patient Comments

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Dr David is wonderful


I always have a great experience with Dr. David & her staff.


The provider was able to answer questions that I forgot to ask


Dr. David spent time explaining things to me and gave me additional information to help me understand the whole situation. I feel very confident that she cares about me and wants to help me with my issue. She responds quickly to my messages on myWakeHealth.


Dr. David is an awesome and compassionate doctor.


Love Dr. Lisa David! She is a true doctor whom I respect dearly! I have recommended to others and have full confidence in her abilities !


The Dr. Lisa David was condescending and seemed annoyed that we were even there. She abruptly came into the room and said in an irritating tone, "What can I do for you?" She didn't say 'hello' or introduce her at all. She knew well why we were there - for a breast reduction consult. She has seen much worse cases, I know, but she made us feel inferior and foolish for even having the discussion. As an example, when I asked about what the cost would be if insurance did not cover, she replied "you don't need to know that now..we can provide that information if it's not covered." I'm the mother of this patient with an MBA, 25+ years of business experience and well versed in human relations. This Dr. acted superior and treated us as though our concerns were not legitimate. This was merely a consult to learn about our options, but after talking with her, we know that if we ever pursued this surgery down the road, she will not be the Dr. we choose.


*Dr. David is kind and very efficient.




I have great trust with Dr. David


She explained the surgery TWICE - really appreciated her time & understanding.


Dr David is a fantabulous physician. She takes the time and listens to the patient, give the best advice of care for the patient.


She was so focused on my issues and careful to listen and advise. Very impressive.


Dr. David is excellent...


Dr. David has always been very kind and compassionate to John


Dr David I'm sure is a very good doctor. She's nor really outgoing as far as personality however very business like


He entire staff is extremely professional and extremely courteous!! It is always a pleasure to come to our annual appointments with this department!


Dr. David has treated me for several years. She is a superb clinician and an efficient and organized person too.


Dr. David has been our daughter's specialist for 13 years. We appreciate all she has done for us. One of the very best.


best doctor for my child. blessed to have her.


Lisa David is a very skilled surgeon and has a great bedside manner. I'm so glad she was my plastic surgeon!


I had only good experience.


Dr. David is wonderful. She is great with our son and explains everything that is going to be happening with his care. We couldn't ask for a better doctor.


*Dr. David is amazing and we have complete confidence in her.


Lisa David is the BEST!


Excellent doctor


she was in the room for maybe 3 minutes. very disappointed with bedside manor.


Dr. Lisa David, is easy to talk to and is knowledgeable about current options in care.


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

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