Project Description

Joshua Adam David, MD


Dr. David earned his Bachelor of Science degree with University Honors from the University of Michigan before returning home to New Jersey, where he received his Medical Degree with a Distinction in Research from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. During this time, he co-founded a technology-based platform to facilitate disease management in the diabetic population. He also served as a research fellow with the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone, where he pursued basic science and clinical interests in a wide range of topics, including diabetic wound healing and composite tissue allotransplantation. Dr. David began his training as an integrated resident with the Department of Plastic Surgery at UPMC in 2019.

Why Pitt?

When visiting as a medical student, I was struck by how Pitt managed to provide exhaustive training in all aspects of Plastic Surgery from world-class faculty, while still retaining a ‘family’ feel. I knew that training here would challenge me to live up to its long-standing legacy of producing leaders in the field.


  •  Eva Leventhal Scholarship – 2018
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, Poster Presentation, First Place – 2017
  • Nicholson Foundation Healthcare Delivery Challenge, First Place – 2015
  • American Medical Association Event of the Year – 2015
  • Nicholson Foundation Idea-a-thon 2.0, First Place – 2014


Dr. David has been primary or contributing author on nearly 20 published scientific manuscripts and book chapters and over 40 abstracts for presentation at regional and national meetings.