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David W. Low, MD

David W. Low, MD Physician

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

Dr. Low is employed by Penn Medicine.

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 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 1991

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Broken Nose (Nose Fracture)
  • Brow Lift
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Deviated Septum
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Frostbite
  • Hand Injuries
  • Lymphedema
  • Microsurgery
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Grafts
  • Thigh Lift
  • Wound Complications
  • Wound Medication
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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 Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Lancaster General Hospital: On the medical staff, but does not have 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

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