David B. Drake, MD

David B. Drake, MD

Dr Drake CV 06 18 2014

Office Location:
UVA Hand Center
Fontaine Research Park
415 Ray C. Hunt Dr, 3rd Floor

Office Phone:
434.982.HAND (4263)
Office Fax:

Mailing Address:
Box 800376HSC
Dept Plastic Surgery
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Dr Drake is a native of Kentucky and attended medical school at the University of Kentucky. His General Surgery residency was completed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota and he subsequently completed his Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Virginia in 1991. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky in 1992 and then joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in Plastic Surgery in1995. He has served as the Program Director of the Hand Fellowship since 1996.  Dr Drake also serves as the Medical Director of the DeCamp Burn center at UVA and has an active practice in general reconstructive surgery in addition to hand surgery.



Associate Professor,
Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia
Associate Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


Plastic Surgery


Hand and Microsurgery


Microsurgical Reconstruction

Vasculopathies of the Upper Extremity

Soft Tissue Repair of the Hand


Best Doctors in America - 1996- 2010
Academy of Distinguished Educators 2005


University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, 1983


Mayo Graduate School of Medicine General Surgery 1988
University of Virginia, Plastic Surgery 1990


Plastic Surgery

Fellowship: University of Virginia

State License:


Research Description:

Wound healing of the complex wound, and the physiology of microcirculation of the hand.