Dr. Melynda Barnes, MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Otolaryngology

Dr. Barnes is Board-Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology. She is the Clinical Director for Rory and has a passion for increasing access to healthcare.

Board Certification(s)

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


B.A.S Biological Sciences and Spanish Literature Stanford University, Stanford, CA M.D. Doctor of Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY Residency Stanford University Otolaryngology Program, New York, NY Fellowship Oregon Health Sciences University Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Portland, Oregon




Dr. Barnes graduated from Stanford University with Distinction and majored in Biological Sciences and Spanish Literature. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai where she was a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow. She returned to Stanford for her Otolaryngology residency and completed her Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship in Portland, under the mentorship of two former presidents of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Barnes was an Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine and a member of the Board of Directors of Yale Medical Group prior to moving to New York City. Her interest in women’s health began when she noticed that most of her patients, who were women in midlife, were experiencing similar age-related skin issues, such as hormonal acne, increased facial hair, skin dryness and wrinkles. As her patients discussed other symptoms of midlife and women’s health in general, Dr. Barnes recognized an unmet need. Dr. Barnes joined Ro to lead Rory and help improve the future of women’s healthcare.