David J. Lange, M.D., FACS
Background & Specialties
American Board of Plastic Surgery
A graduate of New York University and the UAG Medical School, Dr. Lange has distinguished himself with five years of training in general surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center followed by a plastic surgery residency at St. Louis University. He then completed his cosmetic training with renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Robby Meijer.
Dr. Lange was drawn to plastic surgery during his general surgery training, where he was introduced to reconstructive surgery. He feels that reconstructive surgery impacts peoples’ lives, alleviating their suffering and making their life worth living. Dr. Lange wanted to have a positive impact in his professional work and knew then that the artistic side of plastic and reconstructive surgery would provide that rewarding opportunity.
Dr. Lange has served as the chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.
Hobbies and Interests
Dr. Lange is very active in humanitarian and charitable organizations here in northern New Jersey and abroad, giving children with birth defects a chance for normal lives. One of his passions is helping infants and children born with facial birth defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate, ear deformities and other facial abnormalities, leading or participating in plastic surgery procedures to provide the child with a life-changing transformation. Dr. Lange has been on the team of physicians at the St. Barnabas Regional Craniofacial Center in Livingston, New Jersey since he began his practice with The Peer Group. He has also participated in many trips to foreign countries to help children and families in need of cosmetic plastic surgery. El Salvador was the first and most memorable of his trips. His team was able to help 136 patients over a week’s time. He has also traveled to Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Bosnia and Thailand.
Outside of his busy plastic surgery practice, Dr. Lange enjoys the outdoors, most notably hiking, mountain climbing, camping and skiing (which is his favorite). Exercise and fitness are an important part of Dr. Lange’s daily routine, and as an active lifestyle proponent, he has shared this interest with many of his patients, incorporating its benefits into their post surgery regimen to help them transform not only their bodies but also their lives.