David Shaye, MD, MPH
David Shaye, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Boston, MAPhone: 617-523-7900
About David Shaye, MD, MPH
Dr. David Shaye specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. This includes aesthetic procedures such as a facelift, blepharoplasty, or browlift. Dr. Shaye is experienced in rebuilding all parts of the face from skin cancer (Moh's) surgery to birth deformities of the lips, nose, and ears. He offers a wide range of options for facial reconstruction after car accidents and injuries of the bones of the face, which include the spectrum from free tissue transfer to scar management. Rhinoplasty and improvement of the appearance and function of the nose are also important aspects of his practice.
A U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Shaye earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Hamilton College and his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed residency training in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at the University of California at Davis and fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Shaye focuses his research on global surgery or the delivery of surgical services to areas with limited resources. Specific research interests include cleft lip and palate, the burden of disease assessment, and mobile phone technology to improve surgical follow-up. Dr. Shaye regularly performs surgery for children with cleft lip and palate deformities in Zimbabwe, serves as a surgical team leader with Doctors Without Borders, and participates in a teaching partnership with the Ministry of Health in Rwanda. He has volunteered extensively in Malawi, Bhutan, Dominica, Guatemala, Nigeria, and Nepal.
Watch this video of Dr. Shaye's participation with Operation of Hope, an all-volunteer surgical team that provides surgeries to children in developing countries who are born with facial deformities.
Read Dr. Shaye's article on his experiences teaching local surgeons in Africa, A Face-Lift In Boston, A New Jaw In Rwanda: One Surgeon’s Global Perspective, which was published on WBUR - CommonHealth.
- Brow lift
- Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
- Face lift, minimally invasive
- Facial cosmetic surgery
- Facial trauma and fractures
- Nose surgery (Rhinoplasty)
- Reconstructive surgery including free tissue transfer
- Adult & Pediatrics
Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
- MD, Albany Medical College
- Residency, UC Davis Medical Center
- Fellowship, University of Minnesota
American Board Certifications
- Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surg
- Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology
Accepted Insurance Plans
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
- Tufts Health Plan
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Dr. Shaye is active in research to optimize the delivery of high quality, cost-effective surgical care in resource poor settings. He has performed epidemiological research in sub-Saharan Africa examining the geo-spatial distribution of cleft lip and palate deformities in Zimbabwe over a 7-year period. The geographic distribution of patients with cleft lip and palate are used to target and deliver better surgical care. Other research interests include the use of mobile phone technology to improve surgical follow up in countries with significant geographic constraints.
Dr. Shaye's research also focuses on the use of intra-operative imaging to perform less invasive, more accurate repair of maxillofacial trauma injuries. Intra-operative imaging with modern, portable CT scanners offers real time information on facial fracture alignment and assists in the precise placement of orbital implants. This can obviate the need for more invasive surgery, leading to quicker recovery, less postoperative pain, and less scarring.
Update on outcomes research for cleft lip and palate. Shaye D. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 May 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24874212.
Repair of the supernumerary nostril. Shaye DA, Tibesar RJ. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 May;25(3):978-9. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000000549. PubMed PMID: 24699105.
Chin Augmentation Surgery. David A. Shaye, Jewel D. Greywoode, David D. Hamlar, and Peter A. Hilger. http://rhinoplastyarchive.com. September 2013.
Comparison of PET imaging with 64Cu-liposomes and 18F-FDG in the 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced hamster buccal pouch model of oral dysplasia and squamous cell carcinoma. Mahakian LM, Farwell DG, Zhang H, Seo JW, Poirier B, Tinling SP, Afify AM, Haynam EM, Shaye D, Ferrara KW. Mol Imaging Biol. 2014 Apr;16(2):284-92. doi: 10.1007/s11307-013-0676-1. PubMed PMID: 24019092; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3984137.
The importance of the nasal septum in the deviated nose. Sykes JM, Kim JE, Shaye D, Boccieri A. Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Oct;27(5):413-21. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1288928. Epub 2011 Oct 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 22028006.
Improving posttraumatic facial scars. Ardeshirpour F, Shaye DA, Hilger PA. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2013 Oct;46(5):867-81. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2013.06.006. Epub 2013 Sep 4. Review. PubMed PMID: 24138743.
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