Dr. David T.W. Chiu is a cosmetic, plastic, and hand plastic surgeon from Kwangtung, China. A diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he has amassed over 40 years of industry experience working at some of New York City’s most notable hospitals. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis and he earned a Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University in 1973. After undertaking an internship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Dr. Chiu completed a residency in general surgery in 1977. Subsequently, he was a plastic surgery resident at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center from 1977 to 1979. In 1980, he became a fellow at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Today, Dr. Chiu holds several professional titles. He is professor of surgery, plastic surgery and neurosurgery at New York University, as well as chief of hand surgery at NYU Medical Center, director of the Center of Restorative Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and an adjunct professor of anatomy and cell biology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Besides an expertise in hand surgery, Dr. Chiu treats hemangioma, skin cancer, and facial paralysis. He has maintained involvement in his professional community through affiliations with the World Association for Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent, the New York Clinical Society, the New York County Medical Society, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Society of Surgery of the Hand, and the International Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and more.
One of Dr. Chiu’s greatest achievements was being honored as the second American to receive the Hanno Millesi Award from the Millesi Center for Surgery of the Peripheral Nerve in 2010. He is also proud of holding the title of president emeritus of the Chinese American Society and becoming chairman of the BOD World Association for Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent. Other noteworthy honors include the Presidential Medal, the Leadership Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Chinese American Medical Society, as well as the Sushruta Orator Award from the Association of Plastic Surgeons in India, the Gold Medal from the College Physicians and Surgeons Alumni Association, and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies. Additionally, Dr. Chiu has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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