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Lisa Ishii, M.D.

Lisa Earnest Ishii, M.D.

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  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Blepharoplasty, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Brow Lift, Chemical Peels, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Dermabrasion, Dermal Fillers, Deviated Septum, Eyelid Malposition, Eyelid Reconstruction, Facial and Plastics Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Lesions, Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Reconstruction, Facial Scar Revision, Facial Surgery, Facial Trauma, Facial Trauma Reconstructive Surgery, Hair Loss, Hair Transplant, Otolaryngology, Reconstruction After Skin Cancer, Reconstruction of Facial Skin Cancers, Rhinoplasty, Sleep Apnea, Snoring Disorders, Torn Ear Lobe Repair more

Research Interests

Facial Perception; Outcomes research in facial plastic surgery

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6467
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2500
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-7185 | Fax: 410-367-2297


Dr. Lisa Ishii's practice in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery encompasses hair transplantation for women and men, rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery of the aging face, facial reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive facial augmentation, such as injections or fillers.

She is double board-certified in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Lisa Ishii is the first facial plastic surgeon to have received a prestigious National Institutes of Health K12 Award to pursue research in facial plastic surgery. As part of this award, Dr. Ishii had the privilege to pursue a Master of Health Sciences degree at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is applying the research skills she acquired to her clinical practice to identify the best techniques in facial plastic surgery. more


  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD, University of Florida College of Medicine (2000)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (2005)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (2005)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery / Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2009)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / Otolaryngology-General (2006)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Anthony E Brissett, Lisa E Ishii, Kofi DO Boahene, Ethnically Sensitive Rhinoplasty, (April 2020)

Activities & Honors


  • 2014, 2015 and 2017 Top Hair Restoration Doctor, Baltimore Magazine, 2014
  • William K. Wright Award, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery, 2014
  • Harris P. Mosher Award for Clinical Research, Triological Society, 2015
  • Vice Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2016

Videos & Media

Meet our Expert - Dr. Lisa Ishii

Q&A: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Q&A: Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Q&A: Hair Restoration Surgery

Reconstruction After Mohs Surgery | Amber's Story

Panel Discussion on Regenerative Medicine

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Dermatochalasis: What It Is and How It’s Treated, Zwivel (4/10/18)

What are the top health issues affecting women? WPTV channel 5 interview (1/25/18)

Women who undergo facelifts are perceived as more attractive, healthy and successful, study says. 3/21/17)

Could a Facelift Boost Your Career?  Yahoo Beauty (3/ 17/17)

Temporary Nose Jobs are Cheap, Easy and Potentially Dangerous, (1/5/17)

Amber's Story | Reconstruction after Moh's Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine (10/26/2016)

Hair transplants make men look more attractive, youthful: survey, Fox News (8/28/16)

Survey Reveals The Way People REALLY Perceive Balding Men, Huffington Post (8/27/16)

What people really think of men with hair transplants, CBS (8/27/16) 

Hair transplants make men look more attractive, youthful: survey, Reuters (8/26/16)

BAD NEWS BALDIES Survey confirms men look younger and more attractive after hair transplants, The Sun (8/26/16)

Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger, Health Day (8/26/16)

Study Finds Hair Transplantation Improves Attractiveness in Men With Male Pattern Baldness, (August 25, 2016)

Study examines patients' willingness to pay to fix facial deformities, MedicalXpress (03/25/2016)

Surgery for Nasal Obstruction May Be More Cost-Effective Than Sprays Reuters Health Information, (This will require a log-in) (01/14/2016)

The cosmetic surgery agony of 'Modern Family' actor Reid Ewing, The Washington Post (11/20/2015)

Protruding ears don’t trigger assumptions about personality, Reuters (03/19/2015)

Treating hair loss in men, CNN (04/24/2013)

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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