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David Reiter, MD

David Reiter, MD, DMD, MBA, FACS

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925 Chestnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-6760


MD, Hahnemann University
DMD, University of Pennsylvania
MBA, Saint Joseph's University
AB, Brandeis University


Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery, Hahnemann University Hospitals

Board Certification

Facial Plastic Surgery


Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Change Management

University Appointments

Professor, Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College                          

Research & Practice Interests

Process Design and Optimization
Evidence-Based Practice
Healthcare Value Analysis
Data Analytics in Healthcare Quality and Safety
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Clinical Predictive Analytics Models for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck


Introduction to Healthcare Quality & Safety                                                                                                 


Dr. Reiter is certified in Six Sigma (Master Black Belt), Lean, Change Management, TeamSTEPPS, and LiveWings.  He is the former Director of Operations Support for Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and an international leader in academic facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.  Dr. Reiter has 40+ years of healthcare software and information systems design, creation and commercial sales experience. He is a serial healthcare entrepreneur and active consultant.

Dr. Reiter has training and certification in microsurgery. He completed an Otolaryngology -  Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania and a surgery residency at Hahnemann University Hospitals.


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Facial plastic surgical outcomes and clinical depression
  2. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and postoperative complications: Clinical use of the STOP-BANG questionnaire
  3. Impact of a standardized protocol and antibiotic-impregnated catheteis on ventriculostomy infection rates in cerebrovascular patients
  4. Meta-analysis of surgical techniques for preventing parotidectomy sequelae
  5. Hand-washing practices of facial plastic surgeons
  6. Our journal, our literature, our culture, our voice.
  7. Our journal, our literature, our culture, our voice
  8. Sailing the Straits of Approval: The Nature of FDA Approval and Its Implications for Surgeons
  9. In reply
  10. Treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars: A meta-analysis and review of the literature
  11. The implications of "pay-for-performance" reimbursement for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  12. Perioperative antibiotic usage by facial plastic surgeons: National survey results and comparison with evidence-based guidelines
  13. Color-specific enhancement of digital photographs for identification of the extent of cutaneous malignancy
  14. Complications of mandibulotomy.
  15. Complications of mandibulotomy (multiple letters)
  16. Nodal yield in neck dissection and the likelihood of metastases
  17. Biplanar plating of mandibular fractures: a new concept with in vitro testing and comparison with the traditional plate-and-screw technique.
  18. Current concepts in functional rhinoplasty
  19. An ethical coding perspective.
  20. Acute alcohol withdrawal and free flap mandibular reconstruction outcomes.