David T. Greenspun, MD, MSc, FACS is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction. Dr. Greenspun has earned the reputation of being an internationally recognized expert in the field of microsurgical breast reconstruction. He has pioneered new techniques in the field and has successfully performed approximately 1,000 perforator flap breast reconstructions.
Dr. Greenspun is an Associate Editor for the Breast Reconstruction Section of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Plastic Surgery Education Network. Dr. Greenspun has numerous textbook chapters, articles and peer-reviewed studies about breast reconstruction to his credit, and is frequently an invited speaker at medial meetings and conferences
With a decade and a half of experience as a specialist in the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction, he makes exceptional and personalized care the backbone of his practice. Aesthetic excellence in breast reconstruction is a primary objective. By combining the most sophisticated techniques of reconstructive surgery with the principles of aesthetic surgery and artistry, he has achieved distinction amongst patients and colleagues alike.
Dr. Greenspun and his team are renown for revolutionary reconstructive techniques such as the lumbar artery perforator flap for breast reconstruction, and for “body-lift breast reconstruction” using extended DIEP flaps—a technique that allows some thin women to have a breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue when a traditional DIEP flap would not be adequate. In addition, Dr. Greenspun has developed and refined techniques that allow some women who would not otherwise be candidates for nipple-sparing mastectomy to successfully have this type of surgery.
Dr. Greenspun received a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from McGill University in Montreal. While at McGill, he received a grant from Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec (Province of Quebec Funds for Research in Health) to conduct advanced research at the Montreal Neurological Institute; he was awarded a Master of Science degree for this work. Subsequently, Dr. Greenspun returned to his home state and received his Doctorate of Medicine degree with High Honors from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and was admitted to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Greenspun trained in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Greenspun is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He holds clinical appointments at New York City hospitals including the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Hospital in New Jersey as well as at Greenwich Hospital and Stamford Hospital in Connecticut.
Dr. Greenspun lives in Greenwich, CT with his children and wife, Rachel Schneider. He enjoys skiing and exercise. He is an avid photographer and loves to cook.