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

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

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4.8 out of 5
73 Ratings
  • Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Languages: English, Spanish


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

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Dr. Patrick Byrne is a Professor and the Director of The Johns Hopkins Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also the Director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Byrne focuses exclusively on plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. His true passion is clinical care, including surgery. His robust clinical practice has a specific focus on aesthetic surgery, with a vast experience in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and face lifting. Dr. Byrne is one of the world’s leading experts in facial reanimation, the surgical field that deals with the treatment of facial paralysis. Patients with facial paralysis routinely travel across the country, and from around the world, to seek his help. Byrne's research interests dovetail his clinical practice, and include the best techniques and effects of cosmetic surgery, the treatment of facial paralysis and the reconstruction of deformities due to cancer. He has worked extensively with faculty in the Johns Hopkins School of Bioengineering on translational research efforts. He is the author or co-author of well over 100 publications on topics related to facial plastic surgery. Dr. Byrne and his colleagues in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are very committed to education. He is routinely invited to lecture across the US and abroad, and he and his colleagues accept physicians from around the world for focused learning experiences in the field. The fellowship program he directs is amongst the most popular and competitive in the United States, typically drawing well over 50 applicants for the single position annually. The graduates from the program he directs now serve as full time faculty, many of them as division directors, at top academic institutions across the United States.

Dr. Byrne has served as a co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Facial Transplantation team since 2012. He is also the co-medical director of the Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate Team. This multidisciplinary team, approved by the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, provides multidisciplinary expert care to children born with facial deformities. Dr. Byrne is also deeply committed to international volunteerism. Each year, Dr. Byrne also takes a team of volunteers from Johns Hopkins and other area hospitals to developing countries to perform free surgery on underprivileged children.

Dr. Byrne is double board certified, by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He holds appointments in the Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and Dermatology. In 2015 he became the first Facial Plastic Surgeon in the history of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to be awarded the rank of Full Professor. In addition, he was amongst the initial co-hort of surgeons from his Department to be inducted into the Johns Hopkins Miller Coulson Society of Clinical Excellence. He served for over a decade as a Medical Director for Johns Hopkins Medicine International. In this capacity, he assisted medical centers in Panama, and Tokyo, to achieve accreditation by the Joint Commission International. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (class of 2015). Dr. Byrne has served on the Editorial Board for JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 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
  • Clinical Co-Director, Face Transplant Program, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Dermatology

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Centers & Institutes



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


  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine / Otolaryngology (2000)


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery / Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2003)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery / 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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


  • Realself "Top Doctor" 2017, 2017
  • Top Doctors (Facial Plastic Surgery) 2007, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, Baltimore Magazine
  • 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

Panel Discussion on Regenerative Medicine - A Woman's Journey Palm Beach 2018

Lectures and Presentations

  • Know Your Nose: When to Call Your Doctor

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

The New Guide to Botox:Which Type Is Best For You? Everyday Health (7/31/19)

Hemorrhagic Stroke and Facial Paralysis: Maggie’s Story. JHM (4/30/19)

More millennials are getting plastic surgery, driven by social media and jobs. CBS News  (3/1/19)

Facial injectable demand predicted to soar. The Aesthetic Channel (10/8/2018)

YouTube Videos on Plastic Surgery Highly Misleading, Experts Say (8/4/2018)

‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ fuels new, cartoonish plastic surgery requests, experts say USA TODAY (8/6/2018)

Your forearm is a great place to grow a new ear Popular Science (5/10/2018)

The Selfie Image Problem AARP (3/12/2018)

Plastic Surgery Trends for 2018 Are Being Shaped by Social Media, Allure (1/30/2018)

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)

Dr. Byrne, The Dark Room, Baltimore Sun (8/22/13)

Ear Grown Under Woman's Forearm gets Transplated, CBS News (10/2/2012)

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

Parents, Teens Must Weigh Many Factors in Deciding on Rhinoplasty, Baltimore Sun (04/21/2012)

Hopkins Team Helps Children with Face-Saving Surgery, Baltimore Sun (07/30/2011)

Facial Reanimation, Clinical Connection

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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