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

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

4.8 out of 5 (306 reviews)

Specialities: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Languages: English

866-990-5516

About me

David H. Song, MD, is MedStar Health's Physician Executive Director for MedStar Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Academic Chair for the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. As such, he directs the full range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery services at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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 Chicago 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 a director for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, among others.

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.


Philosophy of Care

"I believe strongly in individualized patient care and treat every patient as if he or she were a member of my own family. In my role as an educator of the next generation of plastic surgeons, I urge my residents to follow that same approach. It's the only way to assure you're providing the best, most up-to-date, compassionate and empathetic care possible, to every patient, every time. "
Conditions Treated
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Lymphedema
  • Cosmetic Surgery
Procedures Performed
  • Plastic surgery
  • Oncoplastic surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Lymphovenous bypass
  • Lymph node transfer/transplant
  • Breast implant revisions, DIEP Flap Breast reconstruction after implant failure

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
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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
  • Gender Affirmation 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
  • 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
  • Wound Care
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Practice locations

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6862 Elm Street
Suite 800
McLean, VA, 22101

202-295-0560

Fax 877-376-2418

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Fax 877-376-2418

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

202-444-8751

Fax 202-444-7204

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Fax 202-444-7204

Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

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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Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Feb 8, 2022

    Always listen

  • Feb 1, 2022

    Dr. Song is a great doctor. He performed his task in an outstanding way. I am more than happy and satisfied with him and his staff. A surgery very well done.

  • Jan 25, 2022

    The doctor was friendly, good listener and excellent decision maker.