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David R. Whittaker

MD, FACS

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Get to Know Dr. Whittaker

Dr. Whittaker is a board-certified vascular surgeon with over 20 years of medical experience. Dr. Whittaker has published numerous manuscripts in the field of Vascular Surgery and has authored and co-authored several textbook chapters related to Vascular Disease and treatments. He has a particular interest in the advancement of venous disease treatments and is continuously evaluating new and innovative technologies to improve patient care. He joined Center for Vein Restoration in 2020. 

Dr. Whittaker's Credentials

Certifications
  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
Education
  • Dartmouth, Vascular Fellowship
  • Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Resident, General Surgery
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, MD
  • US Naval Academy, BS, Mechanical Engineering
Associations
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Specialties
  • Vascular Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Spider Veins
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Ulcers
Languages
  • English

More About Dr. Whittaker

Dr. Whittaker graduated from the US Naval Academy with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and completed medical school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He subsequently obtained his General Surgery residency at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. After a tour as the Battle Group Surgeon during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he returned to complete his Vascular Fellowship at Dartmouth in New Hampshire.

He is currently a Board Certified General and Vascular Surgeon with a full breadth of experience in traditional open surgeries and advanced minimally invasive technologies. Dr. Whittaker lives in Potomac with his wife and two sons. He is an avid runner, triathlete and guitar player.

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