Meet Dr. David Cangello - Plastic Surgeon

Surgical Excellence for Exceptional Results

Dr. David Cangello is a plastic surgeon, fully trained in general surgery as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons. Dr. Cangello’s demanding education at some of the nation’s top schools set the bar of excellence that has been the hallmark of his subsequent career and philosophy.

  • Understands the delicate nature of true aesthetic beauty
  • Expertly applies state-of-the-art medical knowledge
  • Uses only time-proven plastic surgery procedures and techniques

Education and Training

Dr. Cangello earned a bachelor of arts from Hamilton College, one of the nation’s top-ranked and most selective undergraduate institutions. He then went on to world-renowned Johns Hopkins University, earning his master of science degree from the Division of Reproductive Biology and Department of Biochemistry. He gained valuable experience while spending an additional year performing scientific research at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine. During that time, he worked with, and learned from, some of the top minds in the medical research field while coauthoring several publications and abstracts. Following this invaluable training, he received his doctor of medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse.

Dr. Cangello completed his residency in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Here, he was fully trained by surgeons who have contributed to the hospital’s international reputation as a pioneer of surgical innovation and expertise. After becoming fully trained in general surgery, Dr. Cangello completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Plastic Surgery Philosophy: A Science—and an Art

All of his life, Dr. Cangello has enjoyed a passion for both the sciences and the arts. As a student, Dr. Cangello excelled academically and received scholastic awards for sketches and paintings he created. Some of his artwork can be seen in his office. He was attracted to cosmetic surgery because of its focus not just on medical science and technical expertise, but also because of the level of artistic intuition demanded. He has mastered the ability to understand and visualize patients’ needs and knows how to make necessary changes to dramatically improve the natural qualities of their features.

Private Practice

Dr. Cangello currently practices in New York City and has developed a reputation of excellence among his patients and his peers. Dr. Cangello is Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an Attending Plastic Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, as well as New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Cangello teaches the art of cosmetic surgery to residents from NYU and Cornell hospitals, and fellows training in cosmetic surgery at the prestigious MEETH fellowship in New York City. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. He contributes to the medical field by authoring and coauthoring numerous publications and by participating in clinical trials/studies for products and devices used in the field of plastic surgery. His expert opinion on cosmetic surgery is frequently sought by many media outlets. He has been listed in the New York Times as a “Rising Star Superdoctor” in the field of plastic surgery, named “Top Doctor” by Realself, and awarded the Patient’s Choice Award by OpenCare. He is committed to giving each of his patients the time and skill needed to bring about the most beautiful results.

Dr. Cangello’s areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

Facial Rejuvenation

  • Botox/Dysport and Injectable Dermal Fillers
  • Brow Lift
  • Face/Neck Lift
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial reshaping
  • Nose Surgery

Body Contouring Surgery

  • Breast Surgery Augmentation
  • Lift Reduction
  • Ear Surgery (most commonly for prominent ears)

Reconstructive Surgery

  • Hand Surgery
  • Skin lesion removal and reconstruction (benign and malignant)
  • Breast Reconstruction


If you are experiencing any unusual or extreme complications following surgery, including shortness of breath, chest pains, excessive bleeding, or other alarming symptoms, do not hesitate to contact our office immediately. If you cannot reach us, seek medical attention immediately by going to the Emergency Room or Medical Center closest to you, or dial 911 for life-threatening concerns.


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