About Robin Lindsay, MD

Dr. Robin Lindsay is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Lindsay earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed an internship in general surgery at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, followed by residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She then completed a clinical fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Lindsay specializes in functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial reconstruction after Mohs surgery, and aesthetic facial surgery.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Fax: 617-573-3727

Medical Education

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

American Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

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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.