Boston, Mass. — Caroline Banks, M.D., a board-certified otolaryngologist with fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, recently joined Mass. Eye and Ear, where she specializes in the treatment of facial nerve disorders, aesthetic facial surgery and facial reconstruction.
Dr. Banks is currently accepting new patients at the Longwood location of Mass. Eye and Ear (800 Huntington Ave., Boston) and is a member of the Mass. Eye and Ear Facial Nerve Center, where she focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of facial paralysis and Bell’s Palsy. She is also experienced in aesthetic procedures, including cosmetic injectables, facelifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and brow lifts. She conducts reconstructive surgery of the head and neck after skin cancer (Moh’s) surgery, trauma and birth deformities.
While at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Banks will pursue her research interests in acute facial paralysis; assessments and outcomes in facial paralysis; and nerve-to-nerve transfers for the treatment of facial paralysis.
Dr. Banks attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine before completing her residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. After her residency, she came to Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School for a clinical fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. In 2015, she earned an Award of Excellence in Teaching from Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School.
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