Meet Dr. Harley

Biltmore Plastic Surgery - Dr. David Harley


"He did everything that he told me he would do and the results were exceptional!!! I was well pleased."

"A huge thank you for fixing my face, especially my eyes... It was so wonderfully subtle"

"Dr. Harley is the most caring and compassionate doctor I've encountered."

"From every standpoint I would highly recommend Dr. David Harley."

"Dr. Harley’s one-on-one, hands on approach, and willingness to spend extended time, made me feel that we were really working together."

"If I were to have further cosmetic procedures, another surgeon would not even be a consideration."

"Dr. Harley is exactly the kind of physician everyone wants."

"(Dr. Harley) made me feel comfortable and excited about the procedure. I think I slept through most of it."

"Dr. Harley was highly recommended to me as being one of the most qualified surgeons who could perform a Mini-Lift."

"I felt like Dr. Harley was more of a friend to me than a doctor. He is so friendly, caring, and ‘down-to-earth.’ I felt completely comfortable with him."

"(Dr. Harley and his staff) will always have a special place in my heart!"

"Dr. Harley was very professional and has an enjoying and reassuring manner that puts one at ease. He made the experience positive and really takes the apprehension out."

"Besides being an excellent surgeon, he is a wonderful human being."

"Friendly and interested in his patients. He is not only my doctor, he is now my friend."

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Asheville facelift, body lift, breast enhancement Plastic Surgeon

Dr. David H. Harley is a plastic surgeon committed to providing his patients with superior care, cutting edge techniques, and outstanding results.


Dr. Harley was raised in the mountains of North Carolina and completed his secondary education at Tuscola High School, where he graduated as valedictorian. He completed his undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College, graduating with the Cum Laude distinction, and completed medical school at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is a recipient of the Hospital Award of Excellence, selected by the chief residents of every service, and the Dean’s Award of Distinction, chosen by the dean for outstanding qualities of leadership and humanitarian service. He is a member of the Vanderbilt chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

Following medical school, Dr. Harley embarked on five years of residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in head and neck surgery. After completion of this training, he pursued a second residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX.

During his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Harley trained with internationally renowned aesthetic plastic surgeons at St. Joseph Medical Center. In addition, he trained at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center, performing cancer reconstructive surgery. Dr. Harley has published many peer-reviewed journal articles, including a publication documenting patient satisfaction following facial cosmetic procedures performed under local anesthesia. He has extensive experience with a breadth of cosmetic techniques, including facial, and non-invasive procedures.

Dr. Harley has proudly served our nation’s veterans as a staff physician at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, a position he has held since he first set up practice in Asheville in 2008. He has found that this time spent helping the veterans has provided some of the most rewarding experiences of his medical career.

Dr. Harley is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology. His seven years of training following medical school include training with two separate ACGME accredited residency programs, with intensive training in Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery.

Certificates (Click to Enlarge)

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Certificate

American Board of Otolaryngology Certificate

Methodist Hospital Plastic Surgery Certificate

Vanderbilt Otolaryngology Certificate

Vanderbilt General Surgery Certificate

Vanderbilt Medical School Certificate

Alpha Omega Alpha Certificate

Dartmouth College Certificate