Robin W. Lindsay, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Specialties

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Rhinoplasty

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3778
Fax: 617-573-3727
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Overview

Biography

Fellowship-trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Robin Lindsay is a member of the Mass. Eye and Ear Facial and Cosmetic Surgery Center. She completed medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine prior to completing her otolaryngology residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Subsequently, she completed her fellowship training at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. In 2012, Dr. Lindsay joined the Harvard Medical School faculty and the Mass. Eye and Ear surgical staff.

Prior to joining Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Lindsay was an Active Duty Naval officer for 12 years. During this time, she worked as a general medical officer in Okinawa, Japan, completed residency and fellowship training, and worked as a surgical attending while pursuing clinical and research endeavors in facial paralysis, 3-D digital technology, and functional rhinoplasty.

Dr. Lindsay’s research efforts center on the evaluation, treatment, and quantitative outcomes evaluation of the surgical management of patients with nasal obstruction and/or nasal disfigurement. She specializes in functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial reconstruction after Mohs surgery, and aesthetic facial surgery/office-based procedures, including facelift (mini- and multi-planar), necklift/neck liposuction, blepharoplasty, browlift, earlobe repair/reduction, facial volume restoration (fat transfer/dermal fillers), and otoplasty.

Dr. Lindsay has been recognized for her efforts nationally. She has been appointed as an Oral Board Examiner for the Board of Otolaryngology and a member of multiple committees for the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, including the Clinical Advisory Committee and Evidence Based Medicine Committee. She also serves on several Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery committees and is an ad hoc reviewer for several publications.

Select Publications:

Disease-specific quality of life outcomes in functional rhinoplasty. Lindsay R. Laryngoscope. 2012. 122(7): 1480-1488.

Correlation between nasal anatomy and objective obstructive sleep apnea severity. Leitzen KP, Brietzke SE, Lindsay RW. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Feb. 150(2):325-31.

Optimizing total facial nerve patient management for effective clinical outcomes research. Bhama P, Gliklich R, Weinburg J, Hadlock T, Lindsay R. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. 2013. 

The success of free gracilis muscle transfer to restore smile in patients with non-flaccid facial paralysis. Lindsay R, Bhama, P, Weinburg J, Hadlock T. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2013.

Optimizing total facial nerve patient management for effective clinical outcomes research. Bhama P, Gliklich RE, Weinberg JS, Hadlock TA, Lindsay RW. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Jan-Feb. 16(1):9-14.

Correlation between nasal anatomy and objective obstructive sleep apnea severity. Leitzen K, Brietzke S, Lindsay R. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Feb. 150(2):325-31.

Ovine model for auricular reconstruction: porous polyethylene implants. Hohman MH, Lindsay RW, Pomerantseva I, Bichara DA, Zhao X, Johnson M, Kulig KM, Sundback CA, Randolph MA, Vacanti JP, Cheney ML, Hadlock TA. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Feb. 123(2):135-40.

Objective outcomes analysis following microvascular gracilis transfer for facial reanimation: A 10-year experience at The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School. Bhama, P, Weinburg J, Lindsay R, Hohman M, Cheney M, Hadlock T. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Mar-Apr. 16(2):85-92.

View a complete list of publications on pubmed.gov »

Education

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine, M.D.

Internship

  • Portsmouth Naval Hospital (General Surgery)

Residency

  • National Naval Medical Center (Otolaryngology)

Fellowship

  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)