Dr. Barnea is a specialist in plastic surgery and the head of the breast reconstruction unit at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center in Israel. He is the past
secretary of the Israel society of plastic and aesthetic surgery. He graduated medical school at Tel Aviv University and served in the army as chief physician of the airborne infantry brigade and commander of the medical officers; course in the military school of medicine.
He completed his residency in plastic surgery at the Tel Aviv Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in microsurgical oncological reconstruction at MD Anderson, Houston, Texas. There he developed a specialization in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, including microvascular breast reconstruction. He also completed a master degree in plastic surgery. Currently Dr. Barnea performs various types of breast surgeries, both aesthetic and reconstruction, and works in the breast health center, as part of the multidisciplinary breast team. He published over 60 papers, both clinical research and basic science projects on these subjects.
He volunteers for the Israel Cancer Association and serves on the board of Bracha foundation, a non-profit organization for BRCA gene mutation carriers. Dr. Barnea in an invited speaker and faculty in many plastic surgery and breast meetings and has been leading breast symposiums, workshops and roadshows. He is a lecturer in plastic surgery and a tutor of medical students, interns, and residents.
List of publications on Pubmed