Tom D. Wang, MD, FACS - Director
Dr. Tom Wang is the director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at OHSU. Dr. Wang has been a full-time member of the facial plastic surgery division since 1993 and has performed over 10,000 procedures. Dr. Wang is widely published in the medical literature and is internationally recognized as an innovative teacher and leader on the latest techniques in facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Wang is past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This high honor represents recognition by his peers of Dr. Wang's contributions to advancing the specialty of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery for surgeons and patients.
Dr. Wang's practice is limited exclusively to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face. His area of expertise include rhinoplasty (cosmetic and functional nasal surgery), rhytidectomy (face and necklift, browlift), blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck, ptosis repair), otoplasty (correcting protruding ears, earlobe repair), reconstruction of facial defects following skin cancer removal (Mohs), scar revision, benign and malignant facial skin lesion removal, cleft lip and palate repair, microtia repair (correct malformed ears) and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures (injectable fillers, neurotoxins, skin resurfacing). These procedures and more are covered in the section "Introduction to our services." Over the past 20 years, Dr. Wang has volunteered and led humanitarian trips to many parts of the globe, treating children with cleft lip and other facial problems. This represents an ongoing commitment by Dr. Wang to help serve those in need.
In his free time Dr. Wang enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, skiing, and chamber music.
Dr. Wang believes "the goal of facial aesthetic surgery is to create a natural and balanced appearance. By combining experience, skill and attention to individual needs and concerns, we help our patients achieve the best outcome possible."
Michael Kim, MD
Dr. Michael Kim is a proud native of the Pacific Northwest. He grew up in Bellevue, Washington and earned his Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. He completed his medical education at the University of Washington and subsequently moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he did his internship in Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. Further subspecialty training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Oculoplastic Surgery was completed at OHSU.
Dr. Kim then joined the faculty of Mayo Clinic Arizona's department of Otolaryngology. After two years of practice in the desert, Dr. Kim returned to the Northwest where he joined the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at OHSU in 2011.
Dr. Kim's practice is highly specialized, focusing exclusively on plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His areas of expertise include nasal surgery (aesthetic and functional septoplasty/rhinoplasty), facial rejuvenation (facelift, necklift, browlift), oculoplastic surgery (blepharoplasty, ptosis repairs), facial reconstruction following skin cancer surgery (MOHS), facial nerve reanimation, scar revision, otoplasty (ear pinning), earlobe repair, benign and malignant skin lesion removal, and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures (injectable fillers and Botox®).
In his free time, Dr. Kim enjoys spending time with his family, golf, attending sporting events, and eating.
"I believe that one of my greatest strengths as a physician is my ability to communicate with patients and include them as active participants in their treatment planning and postoperative care. Patients can trust that my focused expertise in all aspects of Facial Plastic Surgery will enable us to achieve the best possible results together."
Ted A. Cook, MD, FACS
Dr. Cook, an Oregonian, graduated from Willamette University and received his M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He interned at the Stanford Hospital in San Francisco, then spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon. He then completed a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor, and did fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Tampa, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts.
He practiced in Spokane, Washington, as a faculty member of the University of Washington Medical School from 1973 until 1982. In 1982 he joined the faculty at OHSU and has been here since. His practice, limited to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, involves all aspects of repair of congenital, traumatic and cancer defects of the face.
Past President of both the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies, he is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker and writer on all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Cook's main interest in Facial Plastic Surgery is in rhinoplasty surgery (both primary and revision) and all aspects of reconstructive surgery. "I believe strongly that my training and background in all aspects of the anatomy, function and aesthetic appearance make me better able to provide the best possible care in a practice limited to Facial Plastic Surgery."
elizabeth knapp, MS, PA-C
Elizabeth Knapp, MS PA-C is originally from the Midwest and earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Michigan. She subsequently completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago. Elizabeth is an NCCPA board certified physician assistant and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
She works under the direction of Dr. Tom Wang and Dr. Michael Kim performing minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the office setting. These include neuromodulator treatment of dynamic facial lines with Botox or Dysport, Restylane/Perlane/Juvederm/Radiesse treatment for static facial lines and Sculptra treatment for volume loss. She also assists Kay Ford, Licensed Medical Esthetician, in developing personalized skin care regimens for patients.
Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys hiking, attending sporting events, cooking and skiing.
Melynda Barnes, MD - Fellow
Dr. Melynda Barnes has joined the department as the newest Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellow. Dr. Barnes is originally from Roswell, Georgia and completed an undergraduate degree in Spanish Literature and Biological Sciences from Stanford University. She subsequently earned her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. Barnes completed a Doris Duke clinical research fellow at Washington University in St. Louis where she studied non-visual photodetection in the blind. She then returned to Stanford to complete her residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She enjoys spending time with her husband watching college football, traveling and is an amateur "foodie".
Kay Ford, Licensed Medical Esthetician
Kay studied facial technology in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 1980. Her advanced training started at the American Institute of Esthetics, Huntington Beach, CA. Over the last 29 years, Kay has continued her advanced training with internationally recognized skincare lines and pharmaceutical products. Currently, she works under the direction of Drs. Tom Wang and Michael Kim in the division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University.
Areas of Expertise
Kay's services include skin analysis, customized skin care, oxygentating facials and chemical peels from PCA SKIN®. Chemical peels use a solution that incorporates naturally occurring acids with strengthening and brightening ingredients to exfoliate surface dead skin cells. Peels are effective in reducing surface wrinkles, sun damage and clearing acne/blemished skin. PCA Advanced Skin Care Systems and Jane Iredale products are available for purchase through Kay's practice.
How to Make an Appointment
Please contact our office regarding scheduling appointments. Prior to scheduling an appointment, our providers often need to review chart notes related to the reason you want to be seen in order to coordinate any additional tests they may need in order to make the most of your visit. In some cases, we will require a referral from your primary care physician. We would be happy to discuss this with you to ensure we have all we need to expedite the scheduling process. Please contact us by phone or email to begin the process.
Phone: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic 503 494-5678