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David W. Low, MD

David W. Low, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Low is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

About Dr. David W. Low

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2010, 2013 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues from 2007 to 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Center for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Plastic Surgery Program

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 1991

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Aesthetics
  • Aging Skin Treatment
  • Ankle Liposuction
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Lift
  • Body Lift
  • Body Liposuction
  • BOTOX Therapy for Frown Lines
  • BOTOX Therapy for Wrinkles
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Liposuction
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery with Tissue
  • Breast Reconstruction with Implants
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Buttock Lift
  • Buttocks Liposuction
  • Cheek Contouring Surgery
  • Cheek Liposuction (Malar)
  • Chin Liposuction
  • Cleft Lip Repair
  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Coronal Incision Brow Lift
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Crow's Feet
  • Dermabrasion for Acne Scars
  • Dermabrasion for Wrinkles
  • Dermal Fat Grafting for Wrinkles
  • Dermal Fat Grafting Lip Augmentation
  • Deviated Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Drooping Eyelid (Ptosis)
  • Ear and Temporal Bone Cancer
  • Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Endoscopic Breast Augmentation
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift
  • Eye Lift
  • Facial Fat Grafting
  • Facial Fat Injection
  • Facial Lesions
  • Facial Nerve Rejuvenation
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Skin Lesion Removal
  • Fat Grafting
  • Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head Lesions
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hip and Lower Extremities Liposuction
  • Inverted Nipple Surgery
  • Knee Liposuction
  • Laser Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing for Wrinkles
  • Laser Therapy for Benign Skin Tumors
  • Limb Reconstruction
  • Lip Reduction Surgery (Cheiloplasty)
  • Love Handles Liposuction
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mole Check
  • Mole Removal
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Lesions
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Nerve Repair
  • Non-Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • Nose Reconstruction Surgery
  • Nose Surgery - Cosmetic
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Pediatric Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pigmented Lesion Removal
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Port Wine Stains Laser Therapy
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Removal of Skin Growths
  • Saggy Upper Arm
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cysts, Lumps and Bumps
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Spider Veins Laser Treatment
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Abdomen Liposuction
  • Submucous Resection (SMR) Surgery
  • Telangiectasia (Spider Veins)
  • Thighs and Knees Liposuction
  • Tissue Flap Replacement Surgery
  • Tissue Grafts
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
  • Vascular Lesions Laser Treatment
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Wound Complications

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Homestead Smart Health Plans

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Plastic Surgery, National American Association of Plastic Surgeons, National American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, National American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, National American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, National American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, National American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, International American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Association of Medical Illustrators, National Federation of Cleft Palate Clinics of Pennsylvania, Local International Society for the Study of Vascular Aomalies, International Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local The Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Low is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

14th Floor, South Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2040
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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