Meet Dr. Papel
Dr. Ira D. Papel is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Papel earned his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from Boston University of Medicine. He completed a residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Papel is considered an international expert in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and facial aesthetic surgery. He successfully combines cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to benefit his patients both functionally and aesthetically. Not only does he use his outstanding skills to help patients in the Baltimore area and beyond, but he has also served as a visiting professor at more than 30 universities in the United States and abroad. An Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Papel teaches medical students, fellows, and residents in their surgical training. His textbook, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, entering its fourth edition, is the largest selling facial plastic surgery book worldwide and is published in three languages.
His active role in the facial plastic surgery community has kept him in tune with contemporary facial advancements to the benefit of his patients. He has served as president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and also the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which board certifies surgeons in this specialty.
Dr. Ira Papel believes that his activities in medical affairs, education, and medical literature assure each patient that they will receive the best up to date treatment and results in the field of facial plastic surgery. He has been recognized on multiple occasions as a “Top Doctor” by both Baltimore Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine. On a national scale Dr. Papel has been cited numerous times by U.S. News and World Report, and Castle-Connolly as one of “America’s Top Doctors”.