Recently, Dr. Kirby sat down with Inga Hansen of MedEsthetics Magazine to talk about her career journey and how she knew from a very early age that her life work would be helping people through reconstructive and plastic surgery.
In “A Clear Vision,” Dr. Kirby recounts the experiences in her young life that led her to pursue the years of education, training, and hard work that brought her to where she is today—a board certified plastic surgeon with a thriving plastic surgery practice and Medical Spa, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Harris Methodist Hospital, and pediatric craniofacial surgeon at Cook Children’s Medical Center.
When a friend’s father—who was a plastic surgeon—visited her second-grade class to talk about his job, she promptly chose her specialty. “I wanted to be an artist, a doctor or a race car driver, but when he showed us pictures of cleft lips and palates, I was floored. I went home and told my parents that I could be an artist and a doctor, and that my mind was made up. I was going to be a plastic surgeon.”
From her time at Vanderbilt and Texas A&M, through multiple medical mission trips to Mexico, Ecuador and China, residency, and fellowship training, Dr. Kirby was fortunate to learn from and work alongside surgeons passionate about their calling. Though her career path has been long and challenging at times, it was well worth the effort—and Dr. Kirby is honored by the trust her patients place in her.
We encourage you to read the full article for an in-depth look at Fort Worth plastic surgeon Dr. Kirby.