A photo of Angelo Leto Barone.

Clinical Fellow, Division of Plastic Surgery

About Me


My clinical specialty is pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery. When I was just ten years old, I met a young man with a disfiguring burn to his face. Seeing how the burn contractions resulted in the complete loss of self-esteem and confidence in that young man made me realize how impactful plastic surgery can be in restoring form and function while still playing a pivotal role in social integration and acceptance.

As a result of that experience, I knew I wanted to be a plastic surgeon. Restoring smiles and genuinely caring for children led to my choosing pediatric plastic surgery as a subspecialty.

My research areas of interest are ear, nose and burn reconstruction. A challenging case led to an idea that sparked my interest in finding a solution for ear reconstruction. I also research skin substitutes and bone tissue engineering using stem cells. My goal is to provide high-level, reproducible and affordable ear and nose reconstruction to patients worldwide, especially in countries with low resources.

Clinical Interests

Microtia; ear and nose reconstruction; cleft care; vascular malformations; facial reanimation; burn treatment; microvascular reconstruction

Research Interests

Novel techniques for ear and nose reconstruction, skin substitutes and xenotransplantation; transplant immunology; adipose-derived stem cell-based tissue engineering

Clinical Divisions

Plastic Surgery

My Education

MD: University of Palermo Medical School, Palermo, Italy.

Post Doctoral Research Fellowships: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Residency: Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins & University of Maryland Program, Baltimore, MD.