Our Team



Our plastic surgeons focus solely on the face – they are among a select group of surgeons who have dedicated all of their extensive training and clinical experience to face’s form, function and movement. As a result, our patients can expect a great depth of understanding and a full array of surgical and non-surgical options.

UC Health Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is within the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati – College of Medicine. This department is consistently ranked among the top programs nationally by the US News and World Reports.

We offer a multidisciplinary faculty including specialists from dermatology, head and neck surgical oncology, integrative and holistic medicine, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. We coordinate care within our team depending upon a patient’s specific needs.

Ryan Collar, MD

Collar_HeadshotDr. Ryan Collar is a highly specialized Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at UC Health. His training included six years of post-medical school specialization focused entirely on surgery of the face and neck. He received his Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery training at the University of Michigan, and he was selected for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, viewed by many to be the top training position nationally in this field.

With a deep and focused understanding of the face’s form, function and movement, Dr. Collar may offer his patients a unique and modern expertise that spans complex facial reconstruction and facial aesthetic surgery. He believes thorough knowledge of reconstructive technique enriches one’s aesthetic surgery skill, and that expertise in aesthetic surgery enhances one’s reconstructive outcomes. These disciplines in facial surgery inform and enhance the other.

Dr. Collar’s interests include rhinoplasty (nasal surgery), reconstruction after facial skin cancer, facial melanoma, the comprehensive treatment of facial paralysis, laser surgery, microvascular surgery, treatment of congenital and traumatic deformity, and rejuvenation of the aging face including facelift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, and minimally invasive facial fillers.

Dr. Collar is former collegiate athlete and valedictorian at the College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, an invited lecturer on the national level for facial plastic surgery topics, the recipient of the Michigan State Medical Society Kevin A. Kelly Leadership Award and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. He cherishes his annual medical mission trips to Central America to care for disadvantaged children with congenital deformity, and is passionate about innovations to improve healthcare efficiency. Dr. Collar is delighted to return to his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

David Hom, MD


David Hom, MD, is the Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and is Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is also medical director for facial trauma at the University Cincinnati Hospital.

Prior to his career in Cincinnati Dr. Hom was an associate professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota Hospitals for over 12 years. He also served as the president of the Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery from 2005-2006.

Dr. Hom specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This includes procedures to improve facial paralysis. He has received national awards and grants for his wound healing research and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

He has published over 85 journal articles and chapters related to otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Hom has been recognized in ” Best Doctors of America” , Cincinnati as a “top doctor”, Best Doctors by Castle Connolly, and by the U.S. News & World Report top doctors.

Keysha Livisay, RN, LME

 Keysha Livisay, RN, LME

Keysha has 10 years’ experience in skincare and aesthetics. As a Clinical Skincare Nurse and Licensed Master Aesthetician, she brings the highest standard of medical care to the assessment. Keysha provides customized skin care treatments and plans–treating a variety of clients with many different skin conditions–and works closely with the board certified  Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team.

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    Ryan Collar, MD, MBA

    • Title: Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
    • Locations: UC Health Physicians Office South (West Chester): (513) 475-8444, UC Health Physicians Office (Midtown): (513) 475-8444
    • Department: Otolaryngology (ENT)
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    Keysha Livisay, RN, BSN, LME photo

    Keysha Livisay, RN, BSN, LME

    • Locations: UC Health Physicians Office North (West Chester): (513) 475-7630, UC Health Physicians Office South (West Chester): (513) 475-8444
    • Department: Dermatology