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Patrick Byrne, M.B.A., M.D.

Patrick Joseph Byrne, M.B.A., M.D.

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Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise: 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 more

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

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
Appointment Phone: 410-955-4985

10751 Falls Road
Falls Concourse Suite 406
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-955-4985

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Appointment Phone: 410-955-4985

601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-4985
Fax: 410-614-8610


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. more


  • 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
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Professor of Dermatology



  • MD, University of California San Diego School of Medicine (1994)


  • University of California / Otolaryngology (2000)


  • University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics / Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology / Otolaryngology (2001)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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

1. 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.
2. Reconstruction after cancer treatment. He investigates cutting-edge techniques to reconstruct the face after cancer treatment.
3. Rhinoplasty. He researches the effects of various rhinoplasty maneuvers on the shape and function of the nose.

Clinical Trials

Human Craniomaxillofacial Allotransplantation

Selected Publications

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  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.

Activities & Honors


  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doctor 2015 (Facial Plastic Surgery)
  • Fellow, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2016

Professional Activities

  • Founder, Face Forward Foundation
  • Founder and Co-medical Director, Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate Team

Videos & Media

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

Facial Reanimation Surgery: Sam's Story

Q&A: Rhinoplasty

Q&A: Facial Paralysis and Facial Reanimation

Q&A: Facelifts

Q&A: Nasal Tip Surgical Reconstruction Options After Mohs Surgery

Q&A: Mohs Reconstructive Surgery for Face, Head and Neck

Lectures and Presentations

  • Know Your Nose: When to Call Your Doctor

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

RealSelf Fellow Raises the Level of Care in Nicaragua, RealSelf (4/18,2017)

The Future of Plastic Surgery, Wall Street Journal (04/26/2015)

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

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

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

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