Ryan Collar

Associate Professor of Clinical

Director, UC Health Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Ryan Collar

Dr. Ryan Collar is a double board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a background that includes the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, University of Michigan Health System and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Spanning both aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery, Dr. Collars interests include facial reanimation, which the recreation of symmetry and often movement in a paralyzed face, rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) to improve breathing and/or refine nasal shape, melanoma and reconstruction after facial cancer (e.g. Mohs Reconstruction, Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction), facial trauma, and rejuvenation of the aging face (facelift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, autologous fat transfer, neuromodulators, facial filler, etc).

Double board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Collar sits on the former's national leadership Committees for Quality and Safety and Medical Informatics.

Dr. Collar is the author of over thirty publications including in Cancer, and Journal of American College of Surgeons, and New England Journal of Medicine and his surgery has been featured across media outlets including NBC and ABC news, CBS's The Doctors, and Buzzfeed.

Collar has received numerous awards for his work including the Michigan State Medical Society's Kevin Kelly Leadership Award, the Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty under 40 award, Venue Magazine's Great Leaders under 40 Class of 2016, and distinction for achieving 99th percentile nationally for patient experience by Press Ganey.

Collar graduated from the College of the Holy Cross where he was Phi Beta Kappa and class valedictorian, the first Division 1 NCAA quarterback to achieve this distinction. Also a graduate of MIT Sloan School of Management, Collar builds and advises healthcare startup companies and engages in various healthcare system projects in the quality and safety realms.

Collar maintains a commitment to service through medical mission trips throughout Central America to treat children with congenital deformities, and he is a former member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps having lived, coached and taught on the Cheyenne and Crow reservations before beginning his healthcare career.




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Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


Bachelor of Arts

College of the Holy Cross


Medical Degree

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine,



The University of Michigan Health System



Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Master's Degree

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management


Board Certifications

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


American Board of Otolaryngology



Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery