David T. Greenspun, MD, MSc, FACS is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in microsurgical breast reconstruction. He practices in New York City, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Greenspun is also actively involved with clinical research projects in 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 and vascularized lymph node transfer for the treatment of lymphedema.
Dr. Greenspun is frequently invited to present his research at national and international meetings. He lectures regularly in the United States and abroad about perforator flap breast reconstruction, and has been invited to demonstrate his specialized techniques to surgeons around the world. He is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal and Radiology.
Dr. Greenspun received a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction from McGill University in Montreal. 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 McGill and the Montreal Neurological Institute; he was awarded a Master of Science degree for this work. Subsequently, Dr. Greenspun returned to his native United States 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 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 Manhattan with his children and wife, Rachel M. Schneider. He enjoys cooking and is an avid photographer.