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.