Updated November 9, 2020
Meet Dr. Emily J. Kirby
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Ft. Worth
Dr. Emily Kirby is a board certified plastic surgeon. She is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist hospital, the largest hospital in Fort Worth. 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 with honors 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 Family
Dr. Kirby met her husband, Randol, in Austin, Texas, early in her training. Randol is an experienced operations professional. He has an undergraduate degree in engineering and an MBA from Texas A&M University. He also holds executive certification from MIT in operations, technology and value chain management. 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
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.
Dr. Kirby’s Hospital Privileges
- City Surgery Center (in-office AAAASF-accredited surgical suite)
- Texas Health Resources Outpatient Surgery Center
- Texas Health Resources Harris Southwest Hospital
- Texas Health Resources Harris Fort Worth Hospital
- Cook Children’s Medical Center
- USMD Hospital at Fort Worth
- Baylor Surgicare at Fort Worth