Meet Dr. Barnes

DR. ZACH BARNES

ABOUT

Dr. Barnes has trained at some of the best institutions in the country, with an additional year of focused training in cosmetic surgery with leaders in the field. He offers comprehensive aesthetic options for the breast and body. Dr. Barnes delivers personalized results to meet your goals while making patient comfort and safety a priority.

Dr. Barnes’ philosophy involves getting to know what makes each patient an individual, their goals and expectations, and developing a plan together that best fits each patient. He educates and guides the patient through each decision, making sure you feel comfortable throughout the whole process.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Dr. Barnes obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Dr. Barnes volunteered at the Violence Intervention Program for children, and also taught anatomy for the USC dental school. Dr. Barnes was a founding member of the plastic surgery interest group and spent much of his free time with the division of plastic surgery at USC.

Dr. Barnes obtained a position at Scott & White/Texas A&M integrated plastic surgery residency. This was a six-year program dedicated to the full spectrum of plastic surgery. Here he trained under many prominent surgeons in the field including a past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the current President of the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) and an Executive Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. During this time he also served on the hospital’s Quality Infection Control Group that implemented strategies to reduce infection, taught residents and medical students, did research resulting in presentations and publications, and spent time in Guatemala doing surgical mission work. Dr. Barnes went on to become Chief Resident and during that year he ran his own cosmetic clinic.

After residency, Dr. Barnes decided to pursue further training focused solely on cosmetic surgery. He was accepted into one of the very few fellowships endorsed by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, at The Ohio State University (OSU). This year was dedicated to aesthetic and cosmetic surgery where he ran his own clinic and also worked with a prominent surgeon who is a member of the Advisory Council on Aesthetic Surgery to the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Barnes was also Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at OSU, where he taught residents and students. During this year, he also authored a chapter in the new edition of a bestselling plastic surgery textbook. This extra year distinguishes Dr. Barnes from other plastic surgeons by having more training and experience focused on the types of surgeries that he performs.

After fellowship, Dr. Barnes spent six years in California doing cosmetic surgery. He came to Owensboro in 2019 after being recruited by friends that already lived here.

He and his family love the area and he enjoys spending time with family, hiking, running, and music.