Learn About Dr Jose Barrera, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon San Antonio
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.
Learn about Dr. Barrera’s Training
Dr. Jose Barrera, MD completed his education as a graduate with distinction with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry 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.
“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.”
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. Barrera’s 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.
Dr 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.
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Learn about Dr. Jose Barrera, MD Patient and Professional Reviews
1st Chris M. Bergeron, MD, Physician/Surgeon, Stanford University Medical Center worked directly with José at Stanford University School of Medicine
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
1st Alexander Fleming, hired José as a Doctor in 2007
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
1st Bumgardner Mike, hired José as a Doctor in 2004
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