As one of the Valley’s respected plastic surgeons, Dr Barry Fernando has accumulated a long list of accomplishments, awards and accolades. Dr. Fernando completed his undergraduate education at the University of Arizona in 1977, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a major in Chemistry and a double minor in Mathematics and Physics. He finished medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Fernando completed a 5 year general surgery residency at The Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, before finishing his plastic surgery residency at the prestigious Barnes Hospital/Washington University, in Saint Louis, Missouri. While in training, he published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals, and was a co-author of several book chapters in a major plastic surgery publication.
Dr. Fernando entered private practice in Phoenix, Arizona in 1988. He currently specializes in aesthetic surgery and reconstructive surgery of the breast. On multiple occasions, he has been named Phoenix Magazine’s “Top Doctor” by a vote of his peers.
Dr. Fernando has also been actively involved in medical education and training through his medical society, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He has previously been a member of their Technology Committee and Patient Safety Committee.
Barry Fernando MD is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member in good standing of The American Society of Plastic Surgery and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Dr Fernando is a Co- Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Anzu®, and Chief Executive Officer of Ronan Solutions, software companies that develop technology solutions for medical education and medical big data. In 2016, at the ASAPS national meeting, he was given a Special Merit Award by the society for his work on integrating technology into medical education. This award was given to the single individual who did the most for the organization during that year. He was also instrumental in the conceptualization, development and delivery of a big data project called The Aesthetic Neural Network for the same society. The launch of this product in April of 2017 was considered an unqualified success by the client.
Dr Barry Fernando is acknowledged as an expert in the field of Sri Lankan art. In 2003, he helped The Phoenix Art Museum organize a landmark exhibition of Sri Lankan art, entitled “Guardian of the Flame – Art of Sri Lanka”. This exhibition, along with a major published catalogue, traveled to multiple venues outside of Phoenix. He has also lectured on this topic at the Phoenix Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
To anyone considering cosmetic surgery, I want to tell you about my experience. After having consultations with several board certified plastic surgeons there was not a doubt that Dr. Fernando was the surgeon for me. He addressed every question I had and then went into even more detail about what he would do for me. You will not get the “assembly line” face lift from Dr. Fernando. He really studies your face and bone structure and customizes it for you. I look like me, only 20 years younger. My results have far exceeded my expectations. His entire staff is professional, attentive, kind, accommodating and gentle; not only before the surgery but after the surgery as well. I would, without hesitation, recommend Dr. Fernando to anyone.
I came to Dr. Fernando with an encapsulated implant caused by radiation therapy on one side, a ruptured implant on the other side. We had our consultation and it was clear Dr. Fernando had a vision of what he wanted to do and how it would look. Dr. Fernando truly has magnificent talent. My reconstruction looks amazing. I must say his staff is exceptional. Thank you all for being so wonderful to me from beginning to end. I appreciate you beyond what words can say.
Should you reach the place where your commitment to “be the best you can be” could use a little assistance please go see Dr. Fernando and his incredible team. It’s a big decision and you deserve the best
There are not enough ways to express my gratitude to you and your team for the exceptional caring you have shown me the past few years. The hardest thing I did was to make the first appointment, after that I realized I was in the best of hands. Through my journey with you, I have only been shown caring for my safety, concern for what my thoughts were and a professional attention to detail. You have the skills of an artist and the empathy of a very special man. You, Dr Coleene and Sandy are, and will always be, a part of my village. Thank you.
– Casey K.
Meet Barry Fernando MD
Not many doctors get it all, but in this case, Dr Barry Fernando does. By “all” I mean that Dr Fernando has precise technical skills, almost anal retentive; excellent “bedside manner”, actually listening to what his patients want, taking an active personal interest; and gifted in artful creativity bringing out the best “look” for each patient. I dreaded my “lift”, but couldn’t have been happier with the experience and the result !
My two Dr Fernando’s – The most fabulous Doctors ever !
Please go hug these two fabulous Doctors for me! I just found these 2 pictures on my computer that I took right before my face lift. Just look at the job you did on my eyes! When I compare them with the after pictures I was ecstatic! Wow Dr. Fernando took 20 years off my face! I am so happy all I can do is smile and jump up and down!
I love these Doctors and I am telling everyone I know! I have already told my Dentist, Dr Paul Carlson and his office personnel- My Dermatologist, Dr. Kirsten Flynn as I saw her yesterday and I might say she was very impressed with your work and would let her patients know! They were all so impressed and they also looked for my scars! I fooled them, as they could not see any!
Now that you have done another surgery on me for my tummy Tuck and liposuction. I am even more impressed. I have a stomach that is flat and rock hard! My saddle bags are gone too. I am so impressed with your work !
You have changed my whole attitude about myself!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Dear Dr. Fernando and Dr. Fernando,
I am around 2 1/2 months post-op now and overjoyed with my refreshed face. Feeling is returning under my ears and under my chin. My utmost thanks and gratitude to both of you! I’m enclosing a picture I always admired of a grandmother. In my heart I feel as lovely as the lady in the picture, and I owe it all to your skilled hands and refined taste. You are an exceptionally gifted artist.
Now , at 74 years of age, I’m dancing into my last quarter feeling wonderful., looking great and knowing my five grandchildren gaze at me with love in their hearts and smiles on their little faces. What a gift! You two are just wonderful!!
All my best wishes from the bottom of my heart for your happiness, your good health and your continued success in all your exciting new adventures.
– Barb H.