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Melynda Barnes

Melynda Barnes, MD

Chief Medical Officer , Ro, The Patient Company

About Melynda Barnes

Dr. Barnes is a double board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Otolaryngologist. Dr. Barnes earned her undergraduate degree in Biology and Spanish from Stanford University and her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she was a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow. She completed an Otolaryngology residency at Stanford University Medical Center and her fellowship at Oregon Health Science University. 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. As a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. B specialized in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery, skin care, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Barnes has been recognized as one of Business Insider's 30 under 40 in Health, Crain's New York Notable Black Executives, Fierce Healthcare’s Most Influential Minority Executives, and a 40 Under 40 Leader in Health. She has been invited to speak at Harvard Business School and the American Telemedicine Association National Conference and has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, Shape, and more. Dr. Barnes is a founding member of CHIEF, a network of female executives, and is on the board of the Fund for Public Health in New York City.