Meet Dr. Emily J. Kirby

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Ft. Worth

Dr. Emily Kirby is a board certified plastic surgeon. She earned her board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, one of the 24 medical specialty boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. After graduating as a valedictorian from high school, Dr. Kirby obtained her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Kirby was accepted early to Texas A&M University College of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree (MD). While attending Texas A&M, Dr. Kirby received several awards for research, scholarship, and peer appreciation.

Dr. Kirby’s Plastic Surgery Training

Dr. Kirby was chosen to attend a competitive six-year integrated plastic surgery residency training program at the University of Kentucky, a Level I trauma center. There, Dr. Kirby completed her full training in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. The following year, she finished additional training during a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at the Craniofacial Foundation of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. To culminate her credentials, Dr. Kirby successfully completed the rigorous examination process to become board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Joining various organizations, Dr. Kirby has had the opportunity to share her surgical skills with people in need around the world. In addition to volunteering locally, she has joined volunteer teams in Ecuador, China, and Mexico for over 14 years, donating her time and medical service.

Dr. Kirby’s Awards & Recognitions

In 2016, Dr. Kirby was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Doctors for her professional achievement and high degree of peer recognition. Selected through a rigorous, multi-step process, Dr. Kirby is honored to be named among such a diverse, talented group of physicians. Only around 2.5% of physicians per state are named to the Rising Stars list.

Super Docs Rising Stars

Dr. Kirby was selected to receive the Top Doc award in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Doctors who receive this recognition are nominated by their peers who feel they are among the best within in their medical specialty.


Dr. Kirby’s Hospital Privileges

  • Texas Health Resources Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Texas Health Resources Harris Southwest Hospital
  • Texas Health Resources Harris Fort Worth Hospital
  • Cook Children’s Medical Center
  • Baylor Scott & White System

Dr. Kirby’s Family

Dr. Kirby met her husband, Randol, in Austin, Texas, early in her training. Randol is an experienced supply chain and operations professional. He has an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Texas A&M University. Together, Randol and Emily have two children. Outside of medicine, Dr. Kirby enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, camping, playing sports, wakeboarding, skiing, and rollerblading.

Dr. Kirby’s Topics of Study

Throughout her career, Dr. Kirby has published papers in multiple scientific journals and has presented her research at local, national, and international meetings. Research topics of interest include the following: breast implant positioning; orbital floor fractures; craniosynostosis; bone cancer and reconstruction; choanal stenosis; cranial trauma reconstruction; forearm injuries; and burn surgery techniques. Dr. Kirby is also trained in migraine relief surgery, including muscle and nerve release techniques.

A Young Dr. Kirby Shares Her Ambitions

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From an early age, Dr. Kirby knew she wanted to become a surgeon. She even expressed this goal in the autobiography shown below that she completed in a typing class – in the 6th grade!


Dr. Kirby’s CV

Dr. Kirby’s curriculum vitae is available for download.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kirby, please call Kirby Plastic Surgery at 817.292.4200 or contact us.



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