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Learn About Dr Jose Barrera, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon San Antonio

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Facial Plastic Surgeon San Antonio, Dr Jose Barrera, MD, is triple board certified having earned certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and in the subspecialty of Sleep Medicine from the American Board of Otolaryngology as well as in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Barrera’s “desire is for patients to enjoy life as a gift.” We are born with youthfulness, energy, and vigor. My desire is to return this gift to my patients and for them to Feel Rested and Look Refreshed

Meet Dr Barrera

“It is truly a privilege to work with my family, colleagues, and patients in achieving these aims. I will use my training and giftedness as a triple board certified specialist in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Sleep Medicine/Sleep Surgery to balance functional desires with aesthetic harmony.”

Learn about Dr Jose Barrera, MD Training

Dr Jose Barrera, MD completed his education as a graduate with distinction with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemisty from USAFA. He completed medical training at the University of Colorado where he also earned several awards including the American Association for Cancer Research Scholarship for work on head and neck cancer, the Glaser Research Award for Superior Student Research, the Adler Scholarship, the Chancellor’s Diversity Scholarship, the Regent Opportunity Scholarship, the Louise Coulter Fellowship Award for Basic Research in Pulmonary Medicine and the Outstanding Research Presentation by the American Medical Association.

He completed a Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado. During residency he earned a research grant to study micrometastases in head and neck cancer and was nominated as the Intern of the year. Dr. Jose Barrera, MD went on to serve in Japan as an Otolaryngologist in Tokyo, Japan. While in the Pacific, he earned the Surgeon of the year award two years in a row as well as the coveted Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research. He was recognized by George Washington University for his cancer research and received the Arthur S. Flemming Scientific Award.

Selected for a double fellowship at Facial Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University, Dr Jose Barrera, MD completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine and Sleep Surgery by world-renowned surgeons Drs. Riley and Powell with a focus on maxillofacial surgery, airway, and facial reconstruction. He went on to complete a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at Stanford University with Drs. Goode and Most. Dr. Barrera presented his thesis on Sleep Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and was proclaimed a Fellow of the Triologic Society in 2011 (top 1% of Otolaryngologists). He has been recognized by the American Academy of CHEST Physicians, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery with board certifications in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  As a Plastic Surgeon San Antonio he has served the community in San Antonio as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio.

Learn about Dr Jose Barrera, MD Experience

Dr Jose Barrera, MD served as Chief of Craniofacial and Sleep Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Chief of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). He was promoted as the Chairman of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at SAMMC. He has served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Stanford University, California and Clinical Associate Professsor at University of Texas Health Sciences Center and Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University, Maryland. He completed a four year term as the President of the Society of Otolaryngologists and currently serves on the Trauma Committee, Craniofacial Committee, and Facial Plastic Surgery Committee at the American Academy of Otolaryngology and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Sponsored by the Canadian Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Barrera has performed numerous craniofacial and plastic surgery reconstructive surgeries in Rwanda, Africa.

Dr Jose Barrera, MD has a strong research focus, which began in Sleep Medicine investigating the circadian rhythm in 1992. He has since published over 70 articles in the fields of Sleep Medicine, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Head and Neck Surgery. He has been authored in seven books including three online chapter books.  As co-editor, Dr. Barrera published an authoritative book on Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Casualty Care in wartime surgery.

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Dr. Barrera plastic surgeon san antonioDr Jose Barrera, MD has been recognized as a Best in Plastic Surgery and Top Plastic Surgeon San Antonio in the areas of rhinoplasty, facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, and browlift surgery by his peers, doctors, the Realself community, and patients.


Read top patient reviews on Realself Top Facial Plastic Surgeon. He is an Internationally sought after speaker, educator, and researcher on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and airway and sleep surgery.

TRIPLE BOARD CERTIFIED

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Sleep Medicine.

STANFORD FELLOWSHIP TRAINED

(Sleep medicine and surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery) WITH WORLD RENOWNED EXPERTS DRS. RILEY AND POWELL AND DRS. GOODE AND MOST.

EXPERIENCE

(PAST ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CA; ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER, TX; AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY, MD) WITH OVER 18 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN FACIAL AND AIRWAY RECONSTRUCTION

BALANCE

BALANCE FUNCTIONAL DESIRES WITH AESTHETIC HARMONY

TEACHER

PUBLISHED OVER 70 ARTICLES AND 14 BOOK CHAPTERS (RESEARCH GATE.COM)

HUMANITARIAN

(LED HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS TO PERU, HAITI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, CHILE, AND RWANDA – RWANDA YOUTUBE VIDEO)

EXPERTISE

(ADULT AND PEDIATRIC EXPERT IN FACIAL REJUVENATION, AIRWAY RECONSTRUCTION, AND CRANIOFACIAL RECONSTRUCTION).

Learn about Dr. Jose Barrera, MD Patient and Professional Reviews

COLLEAGUE RECOMMENDATIONS

Adjunct Assistant Professor – Stanford University School of Medicine

“I worked with José while at Stanford. He is the consummate professional. I found him to be hard working, extremely diligent, well organized, a good listener and a valued colleague. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my patients.” June 22, 2011

1st Chris M. Bergeron, MD, Physician/Surgeon, Stanford University Medical Center
worked directly with José at Stanford University School of Medicin

Patient Recommendation – Alexander Fleming

“Dr. José Barrera is a highly skilled and personable surgeon. When faced with life altering jaw surgery Dr. Barrera took the necessary time and precautions in explaining to my family the nuances of the surgery and what to expect. Dr. Barrera also was not afraid to contact noted experts to provide the best care. After close to year of deliberations we pressed on with the surgery, which was a complete success. I am greatly in debt to Dr. Barrera and his team for giving me a new leash on life.” July 12, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

1st Alexander Fleming, 
hired José as a Doctor in 2007

Patient Recommendation – Bumgardner Mike

“Dr. José Barrera treated my wife over the course of approximately 1 year. She was treated for thyroid nodules that showed signs of cancer. Eventually, one half of her thyroid was removed. Throughout the course of evaluation and treatment Dr. Barrera was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything in layman’s terms. His soothing bedside manner, made a difficult period much easier for both my wife and I. As a result of the extended period of treatment, we got to know Dr. Barrera and his family on a personal level and found him to be a true gentleman who cared for his family and balanced his family duties with professional responsibilities. His calm, professional manner makes him well suited for medical practice and sharing his deep technical knowledge of ENT with others less educated. Anyone who needs professional evaluation and/or treatment for ENT ailments could do no better than Dr. José Barrera. 

Michael A. Bumgardner 
Tokyo, Japan” June 26, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

1st Bumgardner Mike, 
hired José as a Doctor in 2004

Patient Recommendation – Tasha, RN. Nurse

“”Kindness and Beauty – somehow this encapsulates my experience.After seeing the results of my mother’s surgery, I had no doubt who I wanted caring and beautifying me! You are incredibly talented, very patient with me and my many emails, and have a great bedside manner. As a nurse, I know these attributes are not often seen together within a single physician, and it means a lot to me that you care enough about your practice and patients to be so kind.

Sincerely,

Tasha, RN. Nurse.”  Jan 16, 2014.

 

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