Dr. Bruce Barton is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification, Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Hand Surgeons and The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association and is the current President of the Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons, elected by his peers. His undergraduate and medical education were received at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in East Baltimore. He has done research laboratory work in DNA replication and molecular cell biology.
With over 20 years of surgical experience, Dr. Bruce Barton is the founder of Body Spectrum Plastic Surgery Center of Lexington, Kentucky. He is a native of New York and has practiced in the Commonwealth since 1992. He graduated with honors from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. His medical training began at The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine followed by full training in general surgery at the University of Colorado in Denver. He received his plastic surgery training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas and hand surgery fellowship at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
Dr. Barton grew up around airplanes, his parents working for Pan American World Airways. He was a rated pilot, himself, before college and an Air Force Scholarship allowed him to combine his medical career with aviation. Dr. Barton remained on active duty in the Air Force through Operation Desert Storm and was chief of surgery at Scott AFB Medical Center, Illinois. He brought this leadership, experience and confidence with him when he entered private practice. He has published articles in peer reviewed medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and presented his research work at national surgical meetings.