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Patrick Byrne, MD

Patrick Joseph Byrne, MD
Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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  • Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Fellowship Program in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine International Medical Director - Tokyo Midtown Medicine, LLC
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Dermatology

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Center for
  • Global Health Faculty, Center for
  • Translational Tissue Engineering Center


Bell's Palsy, Blepharoplasty, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Brow Lift, Chemical Peels, Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Craniofacial Injuries, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, Dermabrasion, Dermal Fillers, Eyelid Malposition, Eyelid Reconstruction, Facelift, Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Lesions, Facial Nerve Disorders, Facial Paralysis, Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Reanimation, Facial Reconstruction, Facial Scar Revision, Facial Trauma, Free Muscle Transfer, Gracillis Muscle Transfer, Hypoglossal Nerve Transfer, Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer, Microvascular Reconstruction, Mohs Surgery, Nerve Grafting, Otolaryngology, Reconstruction of Facial Skin Cancers, Revision Rhinoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Synkinesis, Temporalis muscle tendon transfer (T3), Torn Ear Lobe Repair

Research Interests

Facial paralysis and reanimation; Biomaterials and wound healing; Outcomes research cosmetic surgery; Management and reconstruction of skin cancers; Nerve regeneration


Dr. Patrick Byrne is the Director of Johns Hopkins Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship program, accredited by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and approved by the Johns Hopkins Graduate Medical Education Committee. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Practicing at Johns Hopkins since 2001, he focuses exclusively on plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. Dr. Byrne's research interests include the treatment of facial paralysis and the reconstruction of skin cancer.

He is very involved in international and humanitarian work, and is the founder and co-medical director of the Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate Team. This multidisciplinary team provides personalized expert care to children born with facial deformities. Each year, Dr. Byrne takes a team of volunteers from Johns Hopkins and other area hospitals to Ecuador to perform surgery on underprivileged children. For over 10 years, Dr. Byrne has volunteered his expertise overseas annually, performing volunteer surgery and medical relief in developing countries around the world.

Dr. Byrne is also the founder of the Face Forward Foundation. The Baltimore-based nonprofit was established in order to focus on providing free treatment to correct cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children in Nicaragua and other developing countries. Dr. Byrne organizes trips to Nicaragua with other surgeons, specialists and nurses who volunteer their time to perform corrective lip and palate surgeries for children in need. The ultimate goal is to devise strategies in order to provide the same level of comprehensive care to less fortunate children overseas as given to children in the United States.

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  • Education +


    • University of California San Diego School of Medicine (La Jolla CA ) (1994)


    • University of California - / Otolaryngology (San Diego CA ) (2000)


    • University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics / Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Minneapolis MN ) (2001)


    • Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2001)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Byrne’s research efforts focus on three areas:

    • Facial paralysis. He and his colleagues have investigated new ways to help the facial nerve regenerate and have contributed new techniques to help restore facial symmetry and the ability to smile.
    • Reconstruction after cancer treatment. He investigates cutting-edge techniques to reconstruct the face after cancer treatment.
    • Rhinoplasty. He researches the effects of various rhinoplasty maneuvers on the shape and function of the nose.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Kochhar A, Wu I, Mohan R, Condé-Green A, Hillel AT, Byrne PJ, Elisseeff JH. “A comparison of the rheologic properties of an adipose-derived extracellular matrix biomaterial, lipoaspirate, calcium hydroxylapatite, and cross-linked hyaluronic acid.” JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Aug 7. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2014.480.
    2. Dey JK, Ishii LE, Byrne PJ, Boahene KD, Ishii M. “Seeing is believing: Objectively evaluating the impact of facial reanimation surgery on social perception.” Laryngoscope. 2014 Jun 26. doi: 10.1002/lary.24801.
    3. Lee LN, Smith DF, Boahene KD, Byrne PJ. “Intraoperative laser-assisted indocyanine green imaging for objective measurement of the vascular delay technique in locoregional head and neck flaps.” JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Sep 1;16(5):343-7. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2014.106.
    4. Gooi Z, Gourin CG, Boahene KD, Byrne PJ, Richmon JD. “Temporal trends in head and neck cancer surgery reconstruction.” Head Neck. 2014 May 31. doi: 10.1002/hed.23786.
    5. Byrne PJ, Gordon C, Lee WP. “Face transplant teams and the collaboration imperative.” JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Mar-Apr;16(2):83-4. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2013.2280.

    Clinical Trials

    Human Craniomaxillofacial Allotransplantation

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    Chairman’s prize

    Fellow, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Professional Activities

    Founder and Co-medical Director, Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate Team

    Founder, Face Forward Foundation

  • Videos & Media +


    Meet our Experts - Dr. Patrick Byrne

    Dr. Patrick Byrne director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specializes in facial reconstruction, reanimation and rejuvenation surgery.

    Two Surgical Options for Facial Paralysis: Temporalis Tendon Transfer (T3) and Gracilis Free Flap

    Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Patrick Byrne discusses the two surgical techniques that are used for long-standing facial paralysisthe temporalis tendon transfer (T3) and gracilis free flap. Hear from patients who now have smiles as a result of these procedures.

    Q&A: Facial Paralysis and Facial Reanimation

    Johns Hopkins facial plastic and reconstruction surgeon Patrick Byrne answers questions about facial paralysis surgical techniques. He provides information on temporalis tendon transfer (T3) and gracilis free flap procedures and on placement of eye weights to recreate a balanced face.

    Lectures and Presentations

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    "She survived a plane crash. Now she's revolutionizing health care in Nicaragua", Fortune (09/18/2014)

    "Linda's Journey", Baltimore Sun (November 2013)

    “Doctors Grow Nose on Man’s Forehead,” ABC News, September 25, 2013

    "Early surgery improves outcomes in facial paralysis", MIMS Singapore (09/23/2013)

    "Bel Air woman gets new ear lost to skin cancer", Baltimore Sun (09/25/2012)


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    10751 Falls Road
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    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-955-4985
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