Dr. David Light is a plastic surgeon with subspecialty training in microsurgery, and a specific interest in microsurgical breast reconstruction as well as the surgical treatment of lymphedema. He offers the full array of autologous breast reconstruction options to his patients, includuing microsurgical flaps such as the DIEP, SIEA, TUG, and GAP flaps, as well as the latest implant based reconstructions using acellular dermal matrix, form stable silicone gel implants and direct-to-implant procedures. Dr. Light also performs lymph node transfers to treat lymphedema of the arms and legs.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Light received his medical degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and graduated at the top of his class. He began his surgical training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York where he completed a general surgery residency and was presented the Chairman’s Award for exceptional leadership and academic achievement. Dr. Light continued his training at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic for his plastic surgery residency. While at the Cleveland Clinic, he participated in the care of face and abdominal wall transplant patients and his research in abdominal wall transplantation helped establish their current protocol. Dr. Light also completed a microsurgical fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, known internationally for their contributions to microsurgical breast reconstruction.
Dr. Light has authored multiple peer reviewed articles in plastic surgery’s most prestigious scientific journal. He has also presented his work across the country at national meetings and was recognized with a best presentation award by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.