Barbara Persons, MD FACS
Barbara Persons, MD FACS is a plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgeon Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Persons' practice offers cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for both women and men and is the culmination of 20 years of practice and service.
Dedicated to The Field of Plastic Surgery
The opportunity to work closely with some of the world's authorities in Plastic Surgery was earned by Dr. Persons' medical excellence and dedication to the field. She was an Adult Craniofacial Fellow in 2006 under Marcus Walkinshaw, MD, FACS; and a Breast Aesthetic Fellow under John B. McCraw, MD FACS in 2006.
Dr. Persons speaks regularly at national conferences, has contributed to several medical textbooks and has numerous publications. She recently wrote a chapter, "Breast Reconstruction uses the Autogenous Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap" in the medical textbook entitled, Kuerer's Breast Surgical Oncology: McGraw Hill publishers.
For me, getting to change people’s lives is the biggest privilege and the best job in the entire world.
A Lifetime of Learning
Following Vallecito Grammar School, Stanley Middle School and Acalanes High, Dr. Persons began studying for a career in medicine at University of California at San Diego, where she earned her degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Dr. Persons' education includes: UCSD, Dartmouth, University of Vermont Medical School, UC Davis, UNLV.
A Personal History with Reconstructive Surgery
The life of this Lafayette native was forever changed when she was involved in an auto accident that required fourteen reconstructive surgeries, many to restore her facial features. Dr. Persons saw firsthand the transformative ability a plastic surgeon had in her life by returning her broken face to the one she recognized as her own. Just recently Dr. Persons had the responsibility to repair a patient's face and skull following a violent crime. Once recovered, this man should be able to live his life without the constant reminder in the mirror of the violence he experienced. He even said his friends cannot believe he had a gunshot wound to the face.
Dr. Persons opened Persons Plastic Surgery Inc.'s, Lafayette office in 2010 and took over the Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center on Moraga Road on March 31, 2011.
Serving The Community
Serving the community has always been a driving force in Dr. Persons' life. After her residency, she spent two years serving in the U.S. Public Health Service Corps at Inscription House Health Center on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Northern Arizona. Eighty percent of her patients did not have electricity, running water or phones.
Dr. Persons' community focus is further reflected by her office accepting most insurance coverage as well as supporting the plastic surgery emergencies at the numerous hospitals in the East Bay, including John Muir, San Ramon Regional and Kindred Hospital in San Leandro.