Dr. David W. Chou, MD

David W. Chou, MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Training/Board Certifications

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fellowship, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center
Residency, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Thomas Jefferson University
Medical Education

American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certified

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Board Eligible


Residency Research Award, 2020, 2021, 2022

Bay Area Resident Research Symposium, 2020

Triological Society Visual Abstract Award, 2020

Eben J. Cary Award for Anatomy, 2013


Dr. Chou spent five years in the San Francisco Bay Area, completing his head and neck surgery residency at Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA), where he trained with experts in rhinoplasty, facial feminization surgery, cleft and craniofacial surgery, and microtia reconstruction.

He then moved to New York City for a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Mount Sinai Hospital to further specialize in facial paralysis surgery, cosmetic procedures, gender-affirming facial surgery, revision rhinoplasty, and complex reconstruction. Dr. Chou takes pride in delivering the most compassionate and high-quality care for his patients, and he is excited to bring his expertise to the metro Atlanta area.

Dr. Chou is actively involved in resident and medical student education, and his academic pursuits have led him to author dozens of research publications and book chapters as well as present at numerous national surgical conferences.

As a lifelong musician, photographer, artist, and traveler, Dr. Chou is particularly passionate about the creative and humanistic aspects of facial plastic surgery. Along the way, he has coordinated Art in Medicine courses for medical students and traveled abroad to perform cleft lip surgeries and medical mission work in the Philippines.

He currently offers a full complement of facial surgery and rejuvenation procedures, including rhinoplasty, ear reconstruction (microtia), facial paralysis surgery (facial reanimation), gender-affirming facial surgery/facial feminization, skin cancer reconstruction, scar revision, face/neck lift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), as well as various injectables treatments.