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David H. Song, MD

Cynthia Chow Professor of Surgery

Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education (CME)

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.

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), and thoracodorsal artery perforator flap (TAP). 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 currently serves as president for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Practice Locations

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

150 E. Huron Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Plastic Surgery

Medical School

University of California Los Angeles

Residency and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine


American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6302

Office Fax

(773) 702-1634

Office Postal Address

David H. Song, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6035
Chicago, IL 60637

Physician Photo

Clinical Interests

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP)
  • Superior gluteal artery perforator flap (SGAP)
  • Superficial inferior epigastric artery flap (SIEA)
  • Thoracodorsal artery perforator flap (TAP)

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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.

Watch Dr. Song's interview with CCTV America about the growth of plastic surgery in China.

Using an innovative robotic approach, Dr. Song and a team of surgeons were able to resect a cancerous mass from Taylor Murphy's rectum and remove her colon without the need for more invasive reconstructive surgery. Read more.

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.

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.

As a member of Medical Aid for Children of Latin America (MACLA), Dr. Song spends some of his vacation time repairing craniofacial abnormalities for children and indigent adults in the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Song was featured in a post on the Science Life blog about the role of consumer video gear in the operating room.

In 2005, Dr. Song was named to Crain's Chicago Business' list of 40 high achieving executives younger than age 40.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Song's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.