Dr. David W. Person was born in Rochester, Minnesota. Before his third birthday, his family moved to Houston. After matriculating from Bellaire High School, he headed to The University of Texas at Austin where he graduated magna cum laude in biology. He next moved to Dallas to study medicine at Southwestern Medical School on a military scholarship. It was in Dallas that he met and married his wife Suzanne. They moved to San Antonio where Dr. Person took his internship and residency in general surgery at the famed Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). In his last year of training, their first daughter, Madison, was born.

While serving our country, the Army took Dr. Person and his family to Wurzburg, Germany. While there, he served a tour in Kosovo with the 67th Combat Support Hospital. On his return, he was assigned to the 67th Forward Surgical Team (a small, highly deployable surgical unit). In Germany, Dr. Person and his wife had their second daughter, Monroe. After two years in Germany, he was asked to return to BAMC as an attending surgeon. While serving at BAMC, he was deployed to Honduras and Kuwait. As his nine years of commitment came to a close, he prepared for specialized surgical training.

Dr. Person moved his family to study plastic and reconstructive surgery under Dr. Luis O. Vasconez at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. There they had their third daughter, Mary-McKinley. After two years of intense specialty training, Dr. Person and his family moved back to San Antonio. It was there he subspecialized in hand and microsurgery at The Hand Center of San Antonio.

Dr. Person’s clinical interests include surgery of the hand and wrist, reconstructive plastic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. He has particular interest and expertise in endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery.

Dr. Person enjoys hunting, hiking and digital photography. His foremost interests are his faith and spending time with his family. He is an elder at Concordia Lutheran Church.


Medical School
Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

General Surgery: Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

General Surgery: Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX




Surgery of the Hand

Office Locations

21 Spurs Lane
Suite 310
San Antonio, TX 78240
Phone: (210) 558-7025