About Robin Lindsay, MD

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 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.

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 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. She also serves on several Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery committees and is an ad hoc reviewer for several publications.

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Mass Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-523-7900

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Residency, National Capital Consortium
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear***

American Board Certifications

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surg
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology


Dr. Lindsay's research efforts focus on the development of quantitative outcomes in functional rhinoplasty. She is working toward developing a nasal grading system with good intrarater reliability and to correlate nasal anatomy scores with nasal specific quality of life. In addition, she is in process of creating an electronic database of patients with nasal obstruction to facilitate future outcomes research. She also investigates the effects of nasal anatomy on obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.

Dr. Lindsay was awarded the Leslie Bernstein Core grant in 2011 to develop comparative effectiveness tools to quantitatively analyze facial paralysis outcomes. This effort resulted in the advancement of a JavaScript program that can analyze facial movement using standard 2-D photography and has resulted in multiple publications demonstrating quality of life improvement after facial reanimation.


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