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David W. Low, MD

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

MD, Harvard Medical School

Faculty Title

Associate Professor (Surgery)

Department

Department of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Expertise

Reconstructive microsurgery; post-oncologic reconstruction, including head and neck, breast, trunk, and lower extremities

Cancer Programs
Breast Cancer / Rena Rowan Center
» Plastic Surgery

Melanoma Program
» Plastic Surgery

Other Affiliations
Association of Medical Illustrators
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Society
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Plastic Surgery
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
The Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

Residency
Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications
Board Certification of Medical Illustrators
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 The Don LaRossa, MD Annual Teaching Award (established 2007)
  • 2007 America's Top Doctors
  • 2007 Top Docs, microsurgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Philadelphia Magazine, May 2007
  • 2004 Top Docs, microsurgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Philadelphia Magazine, May 2004
  • 2003 Penn Pearls Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • 2002 Top Docs, facial/plastics, hemangiomas and vascular malformations, microsurgery, Philadelphia Magazine, May 2002
  • 2001 Top Docs for Kids, Philadelphia Magazine, May 2001
  • 2000 Top Docs for Women, Philadelphia Magazine, May 2000
  • 1998 Penn Pearls Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • 1995 Penn Pearls Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • 1992 Excellence in Teaching Award; Class of 1992, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1990 Award of Excellence, Association of Medical Illustrators in recognition of outstanding atlas

Publications
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Contact Information

Researcher/Clinician:
David W. Low

Division of Plastic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System
10th Floor Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office Phone: 215-662-2040
Fax: 215-349-5895

Assistant:
Lakisha Sewell
Office Phone: 215-662-2040
Appointment Phone: 1-800-789-PENN (7366)
Fax: 215-349-5895
lakisha.sewell@uphs.upenn.edu

I offer patients a series of reconstructive options whenever possible, presenting the risks, benefits, and realistic outcomes of each surgical procedure.  Pt are welcome to ask any questions so that they have a good understanding of their condition and treatment options.