Dr. Emily J. Kirby Becomes Chief of Plastic Surgery at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth
FORT WORTH, Texas, February 14, 2018
Fort Worth plastic surgeon Dr. Emily J. Kirby was recently appointed Chief of Plastic Surgery at Harris Methodist Hospital, the main facility of the Texas Health Fort Worth medical care system. The board certified plastic surgeon, owner of her private practice, Kirby Plastic Surgery, and 5-time Fort Worth Magazine Top Doctor is the first female plastic surgeon to hold the position. Dr. Kirby comments on her new role:
“I am honored to be chosen by my colleagues to lead the division of plastic and cosmetic surgery at Harris Methodist Hospital. I look forward to contributing my services to the hospital medical board, helping to maintain unrivaled patient safety, and providing the latest evidence-based medicine for our patients.”
The past year has been studded with honors for Dr. Kirby. In January of 2017, she was inducted into the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, an international medical society that accepts only board certified surgeons who meet the highest standards for surgical skill, training, and ethics in their specialty. Dr. Kirby was also invited to serve on the Plastic and Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board for the global pharmaceutical manufacturer Allergan, Inc. (maker of BOTOX and other top medical products, including the most widely-used breast implants, Natrelle), and has been invited to review research for several peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Kirby has been named a Top Doctor by Fort Worth Magazine each year since 2014 and was recently named a Top Doctor in 360 West magazine for a second year in a row. She was selected as a Texas Monthly Super Doctor “Texas Rising Star” for both 2016 and 2017, is on the Healthgrades Honor Roll, and is among the top 10% of RealSelf Top Doctors. She has also has received 13 Patient’s Choice Awards from Vitals.
Since opening Kirby Plastic Surgery in 2011, Dr. Kirby has made community service a part of her practice philosophy. She and her staff have donated time, talents and resources to over 35 different local and international charities and non-profit organizations, and Dr. Kirby herself has made multiple trips to Ecuador with a medical group providing reconstructive procedures to children in the town of Ambato. She has also joined multiple medical teams in Mexico and China.
Most recently, established Kirby Plastic Surgery as a donation center for Free the Girls, an organization dedicated to helping victims rescued from human trafficking restore healthy, productive lives. Patients and community members can donate gently used bras and make monetary contributions at her office.
Dr. Kirby says she is grateful for all the support she has received from her patients, staff and colleagues throughout her career: “Improving patient health, happiness, and well-being has always been my primary motivation as a plastic surgeon and medical provider. I am proud to serve among my esteemed colleagues at Harris Methodist Hospital, Cook Children’s Medical Center and Kirby Plastic Surgery who share this vision—it is thanks to them that we are able to provide the utmost in care and help make Fort Worth a wonderful place to live.”