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David  B  Drake,  MD

General Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Appointment
Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

Contact Information

Address: Plastic Surgery Clinic, 1300 Jefferson Park Avenue; Hand Center, 415 Ray C. Hunt Dr. , Charlottesville, VA, 22908
Phone: 434.924.2123 Fax: 434.924.2362

Training & Certification


General Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine; Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

Clinical Practice

Conditions Treated:

Boutonnière Deformity, Burns (injuries and reconstruction), Carpal Tunnel Release, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Compartment Syndrome, Congenital Hand Surgery, deQuervain's Tendinitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Finger Fractures, Fractures of the Hand and wrist, Ganglion (Cyst) of the Wrist, Growth Plate Fractures, Hand injuries (fractures and surgery), Kienböck's Disease, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Microvascular and non-Microvascular Breast Reconstruction, Mohs Surgery Reconstruction, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist, Skin Cancer (Carcinomas), Sprain, Strain, Tendon Injury, Thumb Fractures, Trigger Finger, Ulnar Nerve Entrapment, Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist, Wound Healing, Wrist (Scaphoid) Fracture

Special Expertise:

Upper extremity trauma and reconstruction, Vascular reconstruction of the hand, Microvascular surgery, Breast reconstructive surgery

Research Interest:

Effect of Botulinum toxin on blood vessel dilatation, Microvascular anastomotic repair, nerve repair, tendon repair, Fibrin Adhesives and HBO affects on wound healing



Dr Drake has been a faculty member in the Department of Plastic Surgery since 1995. He was born in Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He trained in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and in Plastic Surgery here at the University of Virginia. He also completed a fellowship in Hand and Micovascular Surgery and a Fellowship Burn Surgery at the University of Virginia. Dr Drake held an appointment in the Division of Plastic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Kentucky prior to coming to the University of Virginia. Dr Drake is married with four children.

Leadership Positions

  • Medical Director DeCamp Burn Center since 1996
  • Fellowship Director University of Virginia Hand Program

  • Elected to the Academy of Distinguished Educators at the University of Virginia in 2005
  • Best Doctors in America since 1996
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Surgery University of Kentucky
  • Master Teaching Award, University of Kentucky
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