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David Hidalgo Biography, Age, Wife, Career & Contact Details

David Hidalgo, MD, FACS (born July 30, 1952) is a board-certified American plastic surgeon practicing in New York, NY. He is famous for developing an innovative procedure for jaw reconstruction in cancer.  This involved transferring the fibula bone from the leg to the face after shaping it into an exact replica of the jaw segment removed.

Hidalgo is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College (New York-Presbyterian) in New York, N.Y. He is also an author and visual artist.

David Hidalgo

David Hidalgo Facts

  • Full Name: David Arthur Hidalgo
  • Age: 70 years old
  • Date of Birth: July 30, 1952
  • Place of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Occupation: Plastic Surgeon
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Mary Ann Tighe (m. 1979)

10 Things You Didn’t Know About David Hidalgo

  1. Hidalgo was born in Hartford, Connecticut to immigrant parents. He was the youngest of three boys.
  2. Dr. Hidalgo graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a double major in Fine Arts (studio painting) and Biology.
  3. He went further to obtain a medical degree, at Georgetown then did eight years of specialized training in general surgery and plastic surgery at New York University.
  4. Hidalgo did a fellowship in microsurgery at the New York University Medical Center which is now known as NYU Langone Health. He has reconstructed the most challenging facial, breast and body defects, often requiring complex microsurgical tissue transplantation techniques.
  5. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons, as well as many regional societies.
  6. He practices in his private facility located on Park Avenue and is affiliated with Weill-Cornell Medical College (New York-Presbyterian Hospital).
  7. Dr. Hidalgo has written over 100 scientific papers and is unique among his peers in making significant contributions to both reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery.
  8. His landmark paper on jaw reconstruction ranked 6/25 of the most cited papers in plastic surgery over the past 50 years.
  9. Hidalgo was the recipient of the James Barrett Brown Award in 1992 for his work on mandible reconstruction.
  10. Dr. David Hidalgo is married to Mary Ann Tighe who is a commercial real estate broker. They got married in 1979 and have a son together.


Contact Details

David A Hidalgo MD
655 PARK AVE New York, NY 10065
(212) 517-9777



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