About Dr. Davison

Doctor Davison

Steven P. Davison, MD, FACS, is one of the only triple board-certified surgeons in the Washington, DC, area. He has devoted his entire career to providing his patients with the highest level of care and superb results. As a highly reputable surgeon, he is engaging and considerate of his patients’ feelings and needs while concentrating on patient safety.

With a pre-medical degree as a dentist, a total of 19 years of training, and a successful academic career as a professor of plastic surgery at Georgetown University, Dr. Davison has a wealth of experience you can trust.

Dr. Steven Davison’s triple board certifications in plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) are evidence of the breadth and depth of his surgical expertise and experience. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), which means that his education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed rigorous evaluations and meet the high standards established by this distinguished association.

As the 2012 president of the National Capital Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Davison oversaw this nonprofit organization’s efforts to improve plastic surgical care and results while giving back to the local region. He is also a member of numerous prestigious surgical societies, most of which require nomination and thorough evaluation for membership.

Dr. Davison spent nine years at Georgetown University and remains a full professor of both plastic surgery and otolaryngology there. He has trained several generations of plastic surgeons and has been awarded “teacher of the year” twice.

In 2013, Dr. Davison also served as an oral examiner of junior surgeons seeking certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Davison has written over 100 publications on many of the newest techniques and most important plastic surgery subjects, including patient safety. He is also a national speaker on patient safety, prevention of deep vein thrombosis, and reconstructive surgery techniques, which he applies in his own practice in Washington, DC.

Why Choose Dr. Steven Davison?

Surgeons are usually judged based on three criteria: training, qualifications, and results.


Dr. Davison has been trained at the most prestigious centers in the United States. His undergraduate degree is a dental degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he graduated with distinction by winning the Dell Medal for Performance and The British Student of the Year prize. His medical degree is from the University of Maryland, where he won the Babcock Award for surgical excellence. Dr. Davison studied head and neck (otolaryngology) at the Mayo Clinic, followed by his plastic surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and a reconstructive cancer fellowship from MD Anderson, the premier cancer hospital in the country.

Dr. Davison is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Plastic Surgery, and The American Board of Otolaryngology.


In an industry in which board certification in plastic surgery is a minimum standard, Dr. Davison separates himself with triple-board certification in plastic surgery (ABPS), otolaryngology/head and neck surgery (OTO-HNS), and facial plastic surgery. This is a very rare combination reflecting achievement in the rigorous examination process. Dr. Davison is the only surgeon in the tri-state area and one of only a handful in the country with this level of certification. He won the Jack Webster prize for the highest score on the facial plastic surgery board exam, which demonstrates his commitment to his discipline. In recent years, unaccredited “paper” boards have proliferated, and it is important to distinguish between those and true boards—those accredited by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to which Dr. Davison is a proud member.

Dr. Davison is a leader in the field of plastic surgery. Not only is he a full professor of plastic surgery at Georgetown University, but he is also a previous board examiner. An examiner of the oral portion of the plastic surgery boards administers difficult questions and scenarios to hopeful candidates to determine if they are suitable as a future certified plastic surgeon. On three separate occasions, he has been awarded “Teacher of The Year” at Georgetown University and, in addition, he has received the Georgetown University Simonsen Award for clinical research in facial paralysis. Utilizing this research, he enhances his patient care and outcomes.


Dr. Davison has given 95 national and international lectures and written over 100 clinical papers and chapters that keep him at the forefront of medicine. He is a member of numerous organizations that have a stringent nomination process, including The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), for those with a special interest in aesthetic plastic surgery. Dr. Davison has been nominated and accepted into the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the prestigious honor society for those at the top of their field, and he is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, which involves a rigorous individual peer review process for acceptance.

He is a past president of the National Capital area’s Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Davison has been nominated by his peers in the Washingtonian for “best doctor” in both plastic surgery and breast reconstruction. He is currently rated Castle Connolly’s best surgeon and one of America’s top surgeons. The patients have spoken by nominating Dr. Davison “The Best Plastic Surgeon” of DC, and also the “Number One Doctor” for the entire city multiple years in a row. These achievements echo his reputation in the community for providing the highest possible quality care.

Dr. Davison’s Special Interests

Dr. Steven Davison’s Primary Focus for Patients

Patient Comfort

On occasion, patients are concerned that they may experience post-operative pain. At DAVinci Plastic Surgery, we use the most technologically advanced approaches that help minimize discomfort. These techniques include the On-Q® pain pump and Exparel®, a long-acting nerve block that lasts for days, decreasing post-surgical pain. We are sensitive to those with pain control issues, either from tolerance or medication allergies. We work hard to find a solution to your needs and ensure a comfortable experience.

Patient Safety

At DAVinci Plastic Surgery, patient safety is not just a phrase; it is the fundamental principle at our state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Davison is an international authority on the prevention of post-operative complications such as blood clots, having developed specific guidelines with Dr. Caprini himself, the grandfather of modern deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis.

He is currently involved in improving safety for “tourism medicine” and is an advocate for the ethical delivery of care for patient complications and HIV patients. Dr. Davison wrote a seminal article entitled “Safety First: Precautions for the Massive Weight Loss Patient” as a guide to improving a safe outcome. He also closely monitors the risk factors in non-surgical care, such as fillers, which are increasingly delivered by untrained, non-medical, unsupported individuals. We maintain high safety standards in our practice as part of our philosophy.

Patient Satisfaction

At DAVinci Plastic Surgery, Dr. Davison performs a considerable amount of revision, salvage, and secondary surgery, particularly revision rhinoplasty and secondary breast surgery, to correct less than satisfactory results by other surgeons.

His approach is non-judgmental and empathetic while striving to restore function such as nasal breathing or shape to a deformed breast.

Face Before & After
Breast Before & After

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