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Dr. Barry Eppley
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dedicated to patient education.

With patients from 67 countries around the world, internationally renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Barry Eppley has spent his career on the forefront of surgical innovation.  As the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and five books, and as a lecturer in 27 countries, he now brings his expertise in the field directly to patients in the form of this blog, Explore Plastic Surgery. 

Barry Eppley, MD, DMD, is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, with a unique background.  His extensive training in plastic and maxillofacial surgery allows him to perform intricate procedures to correct deformities due to illness or injury.  Dr. Eppley obtained his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He continued his extensive training at Barnes Hospital and St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, where he focused on oral and maxillofacial surgery. He also underwent training in general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and craniofacial and cleft surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a licensed physician, dentist and plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Over the course of his prolific academic career, Dr. Eppley became a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery and the senior plastic surgeon in the Craniofacial and Cleft Program at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis Indiana.  He is now in an exclusive private practice and limits his time to complex cases involving custom-designed implants.  Dr. Eppley has also been awarded ten U.S. and international patents in biomedical technologies. His research experience and efforts have earned him a reputation as a revered surgical innovator both nationally and internationally.

With over 7,000 entries, Explore Plastic Surgery is the largest single source in the world of information and education about all forms of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Written in a simple, easy-to-understand and forthright style, Dr. Eppley’s blog represents his commitment to educating all patients about the procedures that are commonplace and those that seem to be impossible.

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