David Habin Song, MD,MBA| Breast Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery | MedStar Health

David Habin Song, MD, MBA
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (462 reviews)

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Languages: Spanish, Korean, English


About me

David H. Song, MD, served as MedStar Health's Physician Executive Director for MedStar Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, MedStar Integrated Surgical Services and Academic Chair for the Department of Plastic Surgery and Surgery (Interim) at Georgetown University Medical Center. As such, he directed the full range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery services at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  Dr. Song was recently promoted to the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. 

An internationally recognized expert in plastic surgery, Dr. Song is known for his pioneering work in chest wall reconstruction techniques, particularly DIEP flap procedures, and oncoplastic surgery. He is also a specialist in performing lymphovenous bypass and lymph node transfer using microsurgical and super-microsurgical techniques to reduce the severity of lymphedema.

A widely published and prolific researcher, Dr. Song is an associate editor for plastic surgery's leading professional journals, a reviewer for many other medical publications, and an editor or co-author of numerous text books and chapters, respectively. He is a frequent guest lecturer at major medical schools and hospitals, and appears regularly as a speaker at national and international conferences. Dr. Song has been recognized as a top regional doctor by Castle Connolly and Washingtonian Magazine.

Before joining MedStar, Dr. Song was chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The University of Chicago Medicine. He is a past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and past Chair for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and currently serves as the Chair for the ACGME Plastic Surgery Residency Review Committee.

Dr. Song received his medical degree with thesis from the University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles. He then fulfilled his internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he subsequently completed the rest of his training: residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery, followed by a fellowship in microsurgery. Dr. Song also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Lymphedema
  • Mammoplasty
  • Panniculectomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Transgender Care
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Scars
  • Acquired Absence Of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Brow Droop
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Deformity Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Deviated Septum
  • Disorder Of Earlobe
  • Disproportion Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Facial Abscess
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Frostbite
  • Frostbite Of Ear
  • Frostbite Of Face
  • Frostbite Of Nose
  • Hemangiomas
  • Lefort Fracture
  • Lipedema
  • Lipomas
  • Lymphedema
  • Neuroma
  • Nose Fracture
  • Occipital Mass
  • Prominent Ears
  • Ptosis Of Breasts
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Skin Of Lip
  • Upper Extremity Lymphedema
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Arm Lift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Body Lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Circumferential Liposuction Of Calves And Ankles
  • Cleft Lip Repair
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Coolsculpting
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Exoderm Non Surgical Face Lift
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Face Lift
  • Flap Surgery
  • Genioplasty
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Halo Laser Treatment
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lipectomy
  • Lymph Node Transfer
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastopexy
  • Mastoplasty
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Nipple Repair
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Panniculectomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty Revision
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Surgery For Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Thigh Lift Surgery
  • Transgender Care
  • Turbinate Surgery
  • Vanquish Laser Treatment
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-7204

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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Kaiser Signature
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • D-SNP)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Kaiser Select
    • United Golden Rule
    • United Navigate
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Cigna EPO
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • I-SNP
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Tricare East Select
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Tricare for Life East
    • United Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA



Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Graduate Education: University of Chicago College (2009)

Fellowship Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (2001)

Residency Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (2000)

Residency Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (1998)

Internship Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (1996)

Medical School: University of California Los Angeles (1995)

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  • Nov 28, 2023

    Absolutely would recommend. I have had excellent care provided while a patient.

  • Aug 22, 2023

    Most informative

  • Jun 27, 2023

    Dr Song provides excellent professional care. Attentive and thorough and most pleasant.