David LaPatka, MD, FACS

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Professional Distinctions

  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the nation's Top Doctors 

Community Involvement

  • In his spare time, Dr. LaPatka volunteers his services to a local tattoo removal service.

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1984 (33 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • Creighton University, With Honors


  • General Surgery, University of California, Irvine


  • Medicine & Surgery, LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital/Gunderson Clinic


  • Developmental Biology, City of Hope National Medical Center


  • Facial Plastic Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology

Additional Information


  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons