Dr. David Otterburn, MD

Dr. David Otterburn, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Otterburn, MD is a general surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in general surgery and plastic surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Breast Center

1283 York Ave Fl 4

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Otterburn performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Surgical Procedure
more than 81% of peers
Breast Diseases
more than 76% of peers
Breast Reconstruction
more than 64% of peers

Dr. Otterburn's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Otterburn's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Otterburn "David Otterburn, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an Assistant Attending Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Otterburn is board-certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical expertise includes plastic and reconstructive surgery, and he has additional training and specialization in microvascular surgery for complex reconstructions throughout the body, utilizing 3-D imaging and other state-of-the-art technologies to obtain optimal outcomes. A special focus includes microvascular breast reconstruction with perforator flaps from the abdomen (DIEP), buttocks (SGAP, IGAP) and thigh (PAP). Dr. Otterburn performs breast reductions, lifts and augmentations, utilizing minimally invasive methods such as endoscopic and short scar techniques when possible. His surgical expertise also includes oculoplastic reconstruction and reconstruction following Mohs surgery. He offers patients both facial aesthetic and body-contouring procedures, as well as Botox and injectables."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Otterburn "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

16  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Black Eye
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns

25  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.


  • Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Cooper Hospital University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Emory University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Nyu Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Otterburn has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Otterburn's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Otterburn to family and friends
25 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Otterburn'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 (7)

Dr. Otterburn closed my incision for my spine surgeon. Between him and his residents they made me feel at ease. Very professional , and I’m thankful for his work.
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A wizard!! Simply fabulous. People are amazed that these are not my real breasts. I had DIEP surgery with Dr Otterburn. I had previously conculted with four other reconstructive surgeons and not one of them said they were able to do a DIEP reconstruction. Not only was Dr Otterburn ab;e to do...more
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The best plastic surgeon provider, Thanks DR
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Dr Otterburn is everything you want and expect in a doctor. He's kind first, highly skilled in his profession and professional. His team is excellent and the follow up care was just as good as the actual procedure. He spoke with my family after the procedure ( something they still mention btw...more
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highly recommended!! did an amazing job with the diep flap breast reconstruction. he has a wonderful bedside manner, always takes time to answer all of your questions. highly skilled. his staff is also really wonderful. all great experiences with him and his surrounding staff.
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