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David W. Low, MD

David W. Low, MD Surgeon

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

Dr. Low is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. David W. Low

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2007 through 2015

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 1991

Conditions & Treatments:

  • aesthetics
  • aging skin treatment
  • benign tumors - laser
  • blepharoplasty - laser
  • blepharoplasty - sagging eyelid
  • body lift
  • Botox therapy - wrinkles
  • botulinum injections - frown lines
  • brachioplasty (arm lift)
  • Breast Cancer
  • breast enlargement
  • breast enlargement/augmentation
  • breast implants
  • breast reconstruction with implants
  • breast reconstruction with tissue
  • breast reduction - liposuction
  • breast reduction - male
  • breast surgery - inverted nipples
  • breast surgery - non-cosmetic
  • brow lift - coronal incision
  • brow lift/forehead lift
  • burn reconstruction
  • buttock lift
  • cheek contouring - implants
  • cheiloplasty - decrease lip size
  • cheiloplasty - fuller lips
  • cherry/spider veins - laser treatment
  • cleft lip repair
  • cleft palate repair
  • crows feet - CO2 laser

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Plastic Surgery

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
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 Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local The Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Local


Dr. Low is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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

10 Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2040
Fax: (215) 349-5895
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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