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David A. Shaye, M.D.

Specialties: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Global Surgery and Health
Phone Number: 617-573-4105
Fax: 617-573-3727
Location: 243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office Hours: Mondays from 8am to 5pm, Wednesdays from 1pm to 5pm
Board Certification: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
M.D. Albany Medical College
Internship University of California, Davis (General Surgery)
Residency University of California, Davis (Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery)
Fellowship University of Minnesota (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Teaching Affiliation Instructor in Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

Dr. Shaye specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck. This includes aesthetic procedures such as facelift, blepharoplasty and 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 of free tissue transfer to scar management. Rhinoplasty and improvement of the appearance and function of the nose are 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 & 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, 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, provided medical relief in the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda, and participates in a teaching partnership with the Ministry of Health in Rwanda. He has volunteered extensively in Malawi, Bhutan, Dominica and Guatemala.

Select Publications

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.  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.

Cleft lip and cleft rhinoplasty complications. Kim JE, Sykes JM, Shaye DA. Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Jun;28(3):318-22. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1312699. Epub 2012 Jun 21. PubMed PMID: 22723233.

Advances in nasal reconstruction. Shaye DA, Sykes JM, Kim JE. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Aug;19(4):251-6. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e3283486a08. Review. PubMed PMID: 21659879.

Cleft lip and palate. Travis Tollefson and David Shaye. Epocrotes online: British Medical Journal. November 2011.

Review of “Global Surgery: Thoughts on an emerging surgical subspecialty for students and residents.” David Shaye and Travis Tollefson. Faculty of 1000. February 2011. 

Reconstruction of Acquired Ear Deformities. David Shaye & Jonathan Sykes. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology. March 2011; Vol 22, Issue 1.

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