Wellington J. Davis, MD

Chief, Section of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Institute for Surgical Excellence

Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Craniofacial Surgery/Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Otoplasty/Ear Reconstruction

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish (some)


Philosophy of care

There is no clinical problem too big or too small. I am happy doing a total cranial vault reconstruction or removing an embedded earring backing. It's important to keep in mind that something that may be easy for a physician to treat is still an anxiety-producing problem for a patient and his or her family. Being mindful of a family’s needs and reducing their anxiety is a very important part of the care I provide. I think most parents of pediatric patients just want to know that their child is going to be okay.

Why I entered medicine

I entered medicine because, as a young person, I loved anatomy and physiology and wanted to contribute to society by helping people return to health as a doctor. It's an easy thing to forget about when we get caught up in – or even lost in – the complexities of health care. I like working with medical students and residents because they always remind me of how cool and important the work that I do is.

Community involvement

Over the years I have participated in multiple overseas medical volunteer trips. Two trips to Peru with the Peruvian American Medical Society, one trip to Lusaka, Zambia with the Pain Free Foundation, and one trip to Peru and one trip to the Ivory Coast with the Global Smile Foundation. On these trips, I have done cleft lip and palate work, burn reconstruction, and general pediatric plastic surgery, such as webbed hand reconstruction. I plan to continue working with the Global Smile Foundation in the future.

Personal interests

My interests outside of work focus on the creative: vinyl, attending concerts, playing music, exploring superhero mythology, and watching Marvel movies.


Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, BA - Biology, 1993

Medical Training
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1997


Residency 2003
General Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency 2006
Plastic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Fellowship 2007
Craniofacial Surgery, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Parkville VIC


American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery

Publications & Clinical Trials