David T. Greenspun, MD, MSc, FACS is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of microsurgical breast reconstruction who has pioneered new techniques in the field and has successfully performed approximately 1,000 perforator flap breast reconstructions. Dr. Greenspun has over a decade of experience as a specialist in the most advanced methods of natural-tissue breast reconstruction. He is the author of textbook chapters, articles and peer-reviewed studies on the subject and a frequent lecturer about breast reconstruction at medial meetings and conferences. He practices in Fairfield County, Connecticut, New York City and New Jersey.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Greenspun is actively involved with clinical research projects in the fields of breast reconstruction and perforator flap surgery. He helped pioneer the methods that allow surgeons to use an MRI to “see” the tiny blood vessels of a perforator flap (like a DIEP flap) before surgery is performed. These techniques, which use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), are now used around the world to identify the best blood vessels and to help plan each individual patient’s reconstruction. Dr. Greenspun and his team are also renowned for revolutionary reconstructive techniques such as the lumbar artery perforator flap for breast reconstruction, the extended DIEP flap that allows some thin women to have a breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue when a traditional DIEP flap would not be adequate, and vascularized lymph node transfer for the treatment of lymphedema. Dr. Greenspun has also pioneered techniques that allow some women who would not otherwise be candidates for nipple-sparing mastectomy to successfully have this type of mastectomy.
Dr. Greenspun received a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction from McGill University in Montreal. While at McGill, he was the recipient of 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, where he 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 and academic 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 M. Schneider. In addition to spending time with his family, in his free time, Dr. Greenspun enjoys cooking and is an avid photographer.