David Tauber, MD

Board Certified Specialist in “Wide Awake” Facial and Body Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY

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Dr. David Tauber is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic  surgery of the face and body. He completed both the Plastic Surgery Residency at Albany Medical College and the Fellowship in Aesthetic Craniofacial Surgery at the Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Tauber combines his knowledge and experience with a detail focused artistic eye to create custom, natural looking results for his patients. His practice focuses on:

  • “Wide Awake” Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facelifts, neck lifts, and forehead lifts
  • Fat grafting to the face, breast, and body
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Body contouring
  • Septoplasty and nose surgery for breathing difficulty

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An amazing experience! Dr. Tauber and staff were wonderful. His professionalism,bedside manner, and personality all exceeded expectations. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable.
I am just thrilled with the results from Dr. Tauber. My appearance has been enhanced but not altered....it's just a younger version of me. I feel much more confident and would highly recommend him.
I went to Dr. Tauber for chest masculinization surgery (FtM top surgery) and it went great. He and the staff at DeLuca were friendly, patient, and communicative. I never felt judged or insecure about asking questions or wanting a procedure in the first place. Dr. Tauber has a good sense of humor and was very helpful with providing information and resources for the recovery process. It made the whole experience more comfortable. The surgery and recovery both went well and I'm incredibly thankful to him for doing it! Many thanks to Lori and Brianne as well.
Great practice, everything went perfectly, love the results.
Dr. Tauber is amazing. The results are phenomenal. I had a traditional facelift including upper eyelids and neck lift. Thank you!
Excellent experience from beginning to end! All of the staff were very pleasant. Lori in particular was extremely helpful in allowing everything to go smoothly. Super happy with my results!
I wish I could’ve given 20 stars!! Excellent care by Dr. Tauber and his amazing staff! From my consultation to my post op the dr and staff were so kind. I never felt rushed with my questions or concerns! He is definitely a top notch surgeon.
This Doctor is so kind and never rushes his patients. Amazing care!
Dr. Tauber performed my septorhinoplasty a little over 2 months ago. I went to DeLuca Plastic Surgery because my mom had the same procedure there with Dr. DeLuca about 25 years ago and was very happy with her experience. I figured there was no harm in going for a consultation to see how I would feel. Changing something so major in the center of my face was terrifying, so I continued to put it off year after year. I’ve wanted this for so long and have been too scared to pull the trigger on the procedure. Dr. Tauber was fun, knowledgeable, and attentive throughout the whole process. I really wanted to look exactly the same, but with a more refined profile. I didn’t want others to look at me after the procedure and instantly know I had gotten work done. He listened to everything I had envisioned and it came out even better than I imagined. It looks natural and fits my face perfectly. Now that it’s over, I wish so badly that I had done this sooner! Everything went smoothly during the operation and my recovery has been fairly uneventful, which is such a relief (after seeing far more episodes of Botched than any human should admit to watching). I can’t help but vogue every time I show it off. I’ve got to admit, I have been having way too much fun trying on sunglasses now that they sit properly on my nose for the first time in my life. I may or may not have purchased a few pairs already. Love my new nose ❤️PS - his MA, Lori, has been so incredibly helpful every step of the way and a huge pleasure to work with as well! Extremely grateful to her and the rest of the DeLuca Plastic Surgery staff for a positive experience every time.
Very professional, explained each step of the procedure. Would recommend them to my friends.
I cannot recommend Dr. Tauber more highly. I am so happy that I chose him. Wonderful results. He is a complete professional as well as considerate and kind. Lori, his assistant, made scheduling and getting picky questions answered a breeze. All in all, a great experience.
Dr. Tauber was very thorough, professional, polite and personable. He answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable through the entire process. The entire staff was very nice and remembered my name after the first time meeting me. I’m 2 month post op and couldn’t be more happy with my results.
I am absolutely thrilled with the results of my surgery. I was nervous that I might look like I had plastic surgery: stretched or different looking. My results were natural and so lovely; I got back my younger self. Dr. Tauber is the best.
Dr. Tauber is the man. TLDR; got Gyno surgery and he did a great job, and he really helped my confidence. 5 stars and I mean it.I’m a college aged dude and I had some serious issues with Gyno, mostly in part from genetics. Coming off the initial lockdowns and lack of a gym it only worsened my look and self esteem. In July 2021 I got Gyno surgery, and it was the best choice I ever took. He literally unlocked the door for more opportunities, I got so much confidence and self worth from the surgery. That in combination with it giving me a reason to get back in the gym has made my body image issues of past go away. The surgery was precise, and the shape was solid. I flex in the mirror now and I actually look like a man now, which for the last 2 decades I could not experience. Over the course of the last 6 months of healing he stayed in touch to help me with any issues I had such as itching, stitches, and what I can or can’t do. He’s super respectful, understanding too. He took the weight off my chest, pun intended.Highly recommend his services if you were in my case. Just saying, summer 2022 is about to be crazy good, finally gonna be able to hit the beach and not have to worry about how I look. Thank you everyone at DeLuca plastic surgery and Dr. Tauber.
I had a dream for several years of getting a mommy makeover. This year I finally DID it! I was referred to Dr. Tauber, and was so happy for doing so. His office and staff were impeccable !! Upon meeting Dr. Tauber for my consult, he put me at ease at the start. He explained every aspect of the procedures with confidence and experience. I was having, breast augmentation, LIPO and tummy tuck. I was aware of all the pro's and cons of recovery. I was NOT expecting this after surgery,,, NO PAIN !! I am not joking, I had all the strongest pain meds at my disposal after hearing about the pain I was to expect. After surgery, I was up and walking ( yes very hunchback tho) , I stayed overnight at a nearby hotel since I was to see Dr. Tauber in the AM. Aside from the post op anesthesia wooziness and cotton mouth, I was FINE! I took the pain meds as a pre-caution. After day 2 I did not use any pain meds, not even tylenol. When I say there was no pain, I meant it. There was "discomfort" sutures, waist binder, tightness, and LORD do not cough or sneeze. I slept much and was sure to walk many laps around my living room. It is now week 4 and the results are amazing. My breast scars are healing nicely, my stomach is flat as a board. I am down at least a pant size if not more, and there is much swelling to go down. All in all, I am so happy with my makeover from Dr. Tauber, and highly recommend him.
Dr Tauber is absolutely amazing.I had a bad experience prior to finding him and he seriously changed my life!I am so upset that I did not choose him from the start - but all I can say for people who are looking to get any work done - he is your guy.Pays very good attention to detail.
Dr. Tauber is so professional, knowledgeable, and has the best bedside manner . I got a mommy makeover and I am so happy with the results . I had minimal pain. The scars are fresh but look great. Best surgeon ever. I knew he was in the building without seeing him because I always heard him laugh and the morning of my surgery he was singing . I said to the nurse there is my doctor. I would recommend him hands down.
Dr. Tauber is awesome! So personable and answers questions openly and honestly. I felt so comfortable with him, this being my first surgery. I love how my surgery turned out and would 100% recommend him to anyone!
I am Dr Tauber patient…. I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY/ AND SATISFIED… with the results of my surgery. He performed a BBL and so far my results are FABULOUS…!!! thank you to all of his staff for being so gentle and kind… I HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone that is looking for a sophisticated and highly qualified plastic surgeon to make your call/ conciliation with DR. Tauber… HE WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU!!!!
Dr. Tauber and the Deluca Plastic Surgery staff were amazing throughout the entire process. They were professional, answered all my questions, and were transparent about every step for both the procedure and administrative items. I recommend Dr. Tauber without reservation, his expertise is above and beyond. He provided the best possible outcome and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!
Dr Tauber is a very kind , thoughtful and humorous man. It's not easy as a woman of a certain age to seek out plastic surgery. However Dr Tauber was kind and supportive of my decision. I just had my last follow-up visit from a surgery that was a year ago. He had me come back for follow-ups all year long so he could watch my progress and make adjustments to the area as needed. I couldn't recommend him enough for any woman looking to make changes and feeling heard and supported.
I suffered a bad fall in 2020 running with my dog and required stitches in my face. While recovering, I visited Dr. Tauber every 2 months during the added stress of the pandemic. He was always kind and professional, saying to just give things time, and that I was healing nicely. He never tried to encourage costly surgery by any means, just encouraged scar creams and sunscreen. Finally after a year, he performed a minor scar revision and I couldn't be more pleased. Besides some residual pink skin that fades daily, I am more than pleased. I would highly recommend Dr. Tauber to anyone in need of a plastic surgeon.
I am/was very happy with Dr. Tauber. I felt he is kind, non-judgmental and a consummate professional who takes pride in work well done. He is open for questions and offers easy-to-understand answers. I highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking about any kind of plastic surgery.
Wonderful Dr. I had a cyst removed from along my bottom lip line. You can’t tell I was cut below the lip. It healed without any problems. He did an outstanding job. I would recommend if you are looking for a good surgeon with a great sense of humor.

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Doctorate of Medicine

Albany Medical College, May 2007
Albany, NY

Masters of Medical Science

Boston University School of Medicine & Harvard Institute of Medicine, September 2003
Boston, MA

Bachelors of Science

The Pennsylvania State University, May 1999
State College, PA

Post-Medical School


Integrated Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical Center, July 2007 – June 2012Chief Resident of Integrated Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical Center, July 2012 – June 2013


Aesthetic & Reconstruction Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Harvard Medical College & Massachuesetts General Hospital, July 2013 – June 2014

Academic Appointments

Assistant in Plastic Surgery – Plastic Surgery Attending
Harvard Medical College & Massachussetts General Hospital, 2013-2014


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2015
  • Advances in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery: Mastery Course, 2014
  • ACFS / ASMS Boot Camp – 2013
  • Advances in Facial Restoration and Rejuvenation, 2013
  • The Basic Microsurgery Training Course, 2012
  • Basic Maxillofacial Principles and Techniques, 2010


RealSelf 100 & 500 Hall of Fame Inductee

Dr. David Tauber is one of 1000 doctors worldwide to be inducted into the RealSelf 100 and 500 Hall of Fame, a prestigious award honoring the top influencers on RealSelf—the most trusted online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find and connect with doctors and clinics.

RealSelf Hall of Fame Badge

2017 RealSelf 500 Award

RealSelf 500 Badge

2016 RealSelf 500 Award

RealSelf 500 Badge

Top Doc Award Winner

Top Doc Award Badge

Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society

For Exemplary Service To Others, Integrity, Clinical Excellence, and Compassionate and Respectful Relationships with Patients, Families, and Colleagues.”

Frank C. Maxon, Jr., MD Alumni Award

“For Outstanding Academic and Professional Qualities”

W. Brandon Macomber Award

“For Achievement, Proficiency, and Genuine Sustained Interest and Potential in the Field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”


Closure of Large Free Flap Donor Sites Using External Tissue Expansion

Paper presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Manuscript submitted to Microsurgery, February 2014
Evaluate the use of external tissue expanders to allow closure of a large free flap donor site wounds without resorting to additional incisions or skin grafting.

Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness of Fasciotomy Closure Using Continuous External Tissue Expansion

Paper Presentation at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, September 2013
Manuscript in preparation.
Comparison of the use of external tissue expanders versus vessel loops or negative pressure wound therapy for delayed primary closure of fasciotomy wounds.

Repair of Recurrent Ventral Hernias Using Tissue Expansion and Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix

Poster Presentation at the Albany Medical Center Resident Poster Day, Albany, NY March 2012.
Poster Presentation at the 2012 American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 2012.
Accepted to the European Journal of Plastic Surgeons for publication, January 2013.
Use of tissue expanders as a novel approach to the closure of complex recurrent abdominal hernias.

The Impact of a Standardization Consultation Form for Facial Trauma on Billing and Evaluation and Management Levels

Presented at the 2011 American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, September 2011.
Accepted to Annals of Plastic Surgery for publication, May 2012.
Demonstrated that the use of a standardized form for facial trauma consultations resulted in a 28% increase in billing and more complete documentation.

Book Publications

Clinical Diagnosis in Plastic Surgery Book Cover

Clinical Diagnosis in Plastic Surgery, 2016

Editor and author.

This book presents diagnosis in a clear format designed to facilitate fast and reliable diagnosis of clinical entities seen by plastic surgeons in practice.


American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting

Virtual Meeting – October 2020

American Craniofacial Surgery Meeting

Moscow, Russia – October 2013
Guest Surgeon: Performed a complex orbital facial reconstruction, live in from of more than 300 surgeons to demonstrate advanced techniques in Craniomaxillofacial surgery.

Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting

Washington, DC – September 2013
Paper Presentation: Efficacy And Cost Effectiveness In Fasciotomy Closure Using Continuous External Tissue Expansion.

International Society of Craniofacial Surgery Semiannual Meeting

Jackson Hole, WY – September 2013

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting

New Orleans, LA – October 2012
Poster Presentation: Repair Of Recurrent Ventral Hernias Using Tissue Expansion And Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix.

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting

Vancouver, BC – May 2012

State Licensures

New York, 2013 to Present

Hospital Affiliations

  • Active – Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical Center Hospital
  • Active – Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus
  • Active – Plastic Surgery, St. Peter’s Surgery & Endoscopy Center


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