Dr. Melynda Barnes M.D.

Associate Clinical Director, Ro

Dr. Melynda Barnes Oussayef, MD is the Associate Clinical Director at Ro. Dr. Barnes is also a double board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Otolaryngologist. Dr. Barnes specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery including skincare, preventative and rejuvenation procedures to treat facial aging and women’s health.

Dr. Barnes earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and attended Mount Sinai for medical school. Prior to Ro, she was an Assistant Professor of Surgery-Otolaryngology at Yale School of Medicine and served on Yale Medical Group’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Barnes has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 Leader in Health and her expertise has also been featured on Bustle, Business InsiderElite DailyOprah.com and more.

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How to Quit Juul—and Why It's So Damn Hard

Dosing yourself with all that extra nicotine can also make quitting even more unpleasant, says Melynda Barnes, M.D., associate clinical director for Ro, a telemedicine startup that develops smoking cessation programs.

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9 of the most common vitamin deficiencies and how to prevent them

“A vitamin B2 (riboflavin) deficiency is more common than you think,” said Dr. Melynda Barnes, MD, associate clinical director at Ro. Signs of riboflavin deficiency include a sore throat, tongue and mouth inflammation and soreness, and dry cracked lips, she explained.

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8 Gross Things Your Body Does Throughout Your Sleep Cycle

“Your muscles (except for your eye muscles) are temporarily paralyzed so that you don’t act out your dreams,” Dr. Melynda Barnes, associate clinical director at Ro. “Sometimes we wake up before the paralysis has worn off and we can feel the inability to move.”

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Can You Catch A Cold On The Subway? New Research Says There May Be A Real Link Between The Two

“The most important tip for preventing the spread of the flu and the cold virus is hand hygiene,” says Dr. Melynda Barnes, an ear-nose-throat specialist and associate clinical director at Ro. “As someone who rides the subway every day, I recommend wearing gloves or trying to avoid touching the metal poles.”

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How Bad for You Is Eggnog? We Asked Doctors to Find Out

The fat and cholesterol contents are the problems here, says Dr. Melynda Barnes, Associate Clinical Director at Ro. “The heavy cream, eggs, and sugar contribute to store-bought eggnog having 350 calories and 149 mg of cholesterol. To put that in prospective, that’s as much cholesterol as two double cheeseburgers, two fries, and two soft drinks.”

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