David H. Song, MD
Cynthia Chow Professor of Surgery
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Residency Training Program
David H. Song, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in plastic surgery with additional training in reconstructive microsurgery. He specializes in breast reconstruction and oncoplastic surgery--a combination of lumpectomy and reconstructive techniques.
Dr. Song is well recognized for his extensive experience with perforator breast reconstruction procedures, including deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP), superior gluteal artery perforator flap (SGAP), superficial inferior epigastric artery flap (SIEA), thoracodorsal artery perforator flap (TAP). He is also skilled in the use of acellular dermal matrix (AlloDerm) in implant breast reconstruction and in the reconstruction of abdominal wall defects. Additionally, Dr. Song has pioneered several techniques for the repair and reconstruction of chest wall defects. His research interests focus on outcome improvement in lumpectomy and mastectomy reconstruction. He is involved in several clinical trials exploring advancements in these procedures. In 2008, he received the Arthur G. Michel Clinician of the Year award from the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization.
In addition, Dr. Song serves on the board of Medical Aid for Children of Latin America (MACLA), an organization that provides free surgical care for children with congenital deformities in the Dominican Republic. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and past president of the Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Song is also a past board member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery (AACPS).
Dr. Song received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, which further equips him to advance healthcare delivery, particularly in the areas of breast cancer awareness, treatment and prevention.
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Learn More About Dr. Song
View videos of Dr. Song and his colleagues discussing breast cancer treatment at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Eloise Orr sought help from Dr. Song and other medical center physicians to tailor her breast cancer treatment regimen to accommodate her life plans.
When Illinois State Rep. Deborah Mell was diagnosed with a small, early stage breast cancer in June 2012, she turned to Dr. Song and his colleagues for care. Read the news release.
Listen to Dr. Song discuss breast cancer care and research, as featured in the 2010 Breast Cancer Radio Special that aired on WGN Radio.
View a video of Dr. Song and his colleagues discussing the University of Chicago style of surgery. It's all about you; helping you understand and helping you heal.
Dr. Song is featured in a video about the collaborative approach to breast cancer care at the University of Chicago Medicine. Watch the video.
View a partial list of Dr. Song's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.