R. Barrett Noone, M.D. 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 in plastic surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Noone has served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital and Lankenau Hospital, 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 at Main Line Health.
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.
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.
Dr. Noone has been 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 of that society.
He was instrumental in introducing the early concepts of breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy, a pioneering concept in the late 1970s. He has 96 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; and the Magee-Woodruff Award from Bryn Mawr Hospital. He continues to be listed 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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