Dr. Frank Barone has been voted “Best Plastic Surgeon” in the northwest Ohio area by Toledo City Paper readers for the past four consecutive years. This award recognizes the achievements of our surgeon as well as the reputation, compassion, and knowledge of our professional staff.
A Toledo native and graduate of St. John’s Jesuit High School, Dr. Frank Barone received his undergraduate education at Duke University and Indiana University. He continued his studies at the University of Illinois Medical Center focusing on cancer research. He earned a Master’s Degree in Microbiology at Indiana University Graduate School and then went on to obtain his medical doctorate at the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Barone’s general surgery training was completed at the University of Rochester Medical School in Rochester, New York and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland. He returned home to Toledo to earn a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Barone also received post-fellowship training in maxillofacial surgery in Norfolk, Virginia under well-known experts Dr. William Magee, Jr. and Dr. Paul Tessier. He then completed an additional postdoctoral fellowship in aesthetic surgery and breast reconstructive surgery and research in Nashville.
Currently, Dr. Barone is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also holds an appointment as Clinical Professor of Surgery and Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Ohio.
At Frank Barone, M.D. Plastic Surgery and evolv Medical Aesthetics, we recognize and respect the importance and responsibility of service to our community.
Operation Smile is a charity whose worldwide network of medical volunteers treats children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities in countries all over the globe. More than 130,000 children in 51 countries have been given new smiles since the charity was founded in 1982. Operation Smile volunteers also train local professionals on the facial reconstruction procedures and leave behind crucial equipment so they can continue the work on their own.
Dr. Barone joined Operation Smile in 1987 while training as a fellow in craniofacial surgery in Norfolk with the organization’s founder Dr. William Magee, Jr. Since then, he has volunteered for over 25 missions worldwide and has participated in numerous local missions with the Northwest Ohio Chapter of Operation Smile which he started in 1997.
For more information on Operation Smile, please visit www.operationsmile.org.