Dr. David Hidalgo, MD

Dr. David Hidalgo, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. David Hidalgo, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery.Read his story

655 Park Ave

New York, NY 10065

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Dr. Hidalgo's Experience

Dr. Hidalgo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Hidalgo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hidalgo "At Georgetown University Dr. David Hidalgo completed a double major in Fine Arts (studio painting) and Biology, graduating magna cum laude. After earning his M.D. degree, also at Georgetown, he began eight years of specialized training in general surgery and plastic surgery at New York University, one of the top programs in the country. Upon completion he was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hidalgo began his practice at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, eventually becoming the Chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Service. While there he developed innovative procedures in facial reconstruction that have become the standard of care around the world. In 2001 he departed to focus exclusively on aesthetic surgery. Dr. Hidalgo is presently affiliated with Weill-Cornell Medical College (New York-Presbyterian Hospital) where he is a Clinical Professor of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hidalgo has written over 80 scientific papers. He has a textbook published and has won numerous honors including the James Barrett Brown Award, one of the most prestigious given by his peers. The Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation selected Dr. Hidalgo to be their national Visiting Professor, a unique honor that recognizes significant contributions to the field. He continues to present at national meetings in plastic surgery, both as an invited expert and in teaching courses. A respected source for the popular press, Dr. Hidalgo has been quoted in Allure, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, O (The Oprah Magazine), Town & Country, Vogue and W. He has appeared on CBS, ABC News and CNBC. He has been cited in New York Magazine as one of the best plastic surgeons every year since the listings began, and is included in America's Top Doctors."


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2  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

3  Conditions Treated

3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • New York University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • New York University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • New York University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hidalgo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hidalgo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hidalgo to family and friends
38 total reviews (27 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

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Dr. Hidalgo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (27)

From beginning to end, Dr. Hidalgo and his lovely staff make everything wonderfully easy and incredibly comfortable. I felt reassured, heard and cared for at every stage. The results are divine and even better than I ever could have hoped.
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My experience with Dr Hidalgo was excellent. From the care and attention to my excellent results, i could not be happier. As a patient you could not be in better hands.
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I cannot say enough about the expertise of Dr. Hidalgo and his staff. In addition, the level and quality of care was outstanding. The experience, every step of the way, was professional and thorough. The results of my revisionary rhinoplasty have far exceeded my expectations. The results are...more
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Knowledgeable, talented, conservative and polite.
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He is so amazing and easy to talk to. Very professional yet provides easy explanations.
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