R. Barrett Noone, M.D. FACS, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and he completed residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Long involved in academic surgery, he is Clinical Professor of Surgery at Penn and throughout his career he directed the residency affiliation between Penn and Main Line Health hospitals in plastic surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Noone participates in all activities of Maintenance of Certification, with a current certificate valid through 2017.
Dr. Noone has served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital and Lankenau Hospital, all Penn affiliated hospitals in plastic surgery, and was Chair of the Department of Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital for the 10 year period 1991-2001. He remains in the active practice of plastic surgery in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
A Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery from 1988 to 1994, he was selected as the first Executive Director of the Board in 1997, and continues to serve in that role. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) , and has been in leadership positions at ABMS since 1997, including service on the Executive Committee, many additional committees, and as first chair of the Committee on Oversight and Monitoring of Maintenance of Certification (COMMOC). He currently is chair of the Executive Director Caucus at ABMS.
He was President of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons , the oldest and most prestigious organization of plastic surgeons in the world, and has received the Distinguished Fellow award from that group. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Honorary Award, the highest honor the Association bestows, recognizing outstanding contributions in either the humanities or sciences related to medicine and surgery.
Dr. Noone is a past chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. His contributions to plastic surgery were recognized in 2012 by the Special Achievement Award, the Society’s most prestigious honor.
He was instrumental in introducing the early concepts and techniques of breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy, a pioneering concept in the late 1970s, that has become a standard of care for the breast cancer patient. He has over 100 contributions to the scientific literature, including peer-reviewed articles, chapters and two books: “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast” and “75 Years of Growth in the Public Trust: The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1937-2012.” He has delivered over 300 podium presentations.
Dr. Noone was a founder and 3rd President of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and was a Governor of the American College of Surgeons.
He is a founding member and Trustee Emeritus of Physicians for Peace, an international service organization and has led surgical missions with that group throughout the Middle East.
Other awards have included the Francis P. Boland Surgical Award and the Frank J. O’Hara Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Scranton (Pa) ; and the Magee-Woodruff Award from Bryn Mawr Hospital. He continues to be listed annually in the Castle Connolly Directory of Best Doctors in America.
Dr. Noone and his wife, Barbara Atkins Noone, reside in Haverford. They are proud of their five children and 12 grandchildren.
"A Beautiful Life"
Dr. Noone discusses his experience in the field of plastic surgery.
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