Fine Arts Skin & Laser Facial Plastic Surgery exists today because of a unique blend of experiences and events in the life of Dr. David Hartman. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University, graduating with high honors – summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and the National Dean’s List. He was one of two college students in the state that year to receive the Governor’s Award for Exceptional Volunteer Service.
More than a decade in New York City and Los Angeles found David acting in commercials, film, and daytime television, earning his membership in the Screen Actors Guild. During that time, he also designed and built exquisite furniture collections for top producers, directors, and actors in Hollywood.
These artistic experiences honed David’s ability to work with his hands and developed his eye for beauty, proportion, and detail.
Following his father’s terminal battle with cancer, David turned to the medical field as he was inspired by the empathy he saw modeled by his father’s medical team. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, graduating in the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha and magna cum laude. He then completed his residency training in Manhattan at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, one of the premier facial plastic training programs in America.
Dr. Hartman is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and his other professional memberships include the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Medical Association.
When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Hartman enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, and two children, Lucy and Jonas. David’s hobbies include working on their small farm of orchard trees, fish pond, and hiking trails. Four dogs, a cat, “Gus” the goat, and a miniature horse named “Farmer” keep things lively. He also enjoys performing in comedy skits at his church, furniture making, and restoring old oil paintings. His office is a gallery of his painting restorations – here is some of his work.
This is a very large oil painting by French artist Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) – Ploughing in the Nivernais, 1850. Painting canvas and frame restored by David Hartman. The original painting & restoration above.
This large oil painting by Scottish artist J. Chalmers (1856-1933) – Streets of Belgium. Painting canvas and frame restored by David Hartman.