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Meet Dr. Moran: Facial Plastic Surgeon Franklin

Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Mary Lynn Moran, M.D.

Mary Lynn Moran, M.D., is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, specializing in head and neck surgery. Her professional memberships include American Academy of Facial, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). She is has been in practice for over 25 years.

A Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

As a double board-certified female Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Moran is committed to the art and science of her craft. She pursues knowledge of the most current trends in plastic cosmetic facial and reconstructive surgery and tries to balance that with a conservative and safe approach to the care she delivers.

Female Plastic Surgeon of Franklin, Dr. Moran attends at least two major national conferences each year and several courses. As a former voluntary clinical faculty member at Stanford, she is still involved with mentoring residents, fellows and medical students. She gives many seminars on the aging process, discussing how to reverse and prevent some of the changes that occur. She has also been featured in a number of articles related to facial plastic surgery.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate / Medical School: University of Michigan,  Ann Arbor, MI
  • Internship – General Surgery: Tufts Medical School
  • Residency – Otolaryngology: Tufts and Boston University Medical School
  • Fellowship – American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Toronto, Canada. Peter Adamson, MD
  • Board Certified American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board Certified  American Board of Otolaryngology

From a Family of Physicians

Dr. Moran comes from a family of seven physicians. She knew from an early age that she wanted to be a surgeon. She was admitted to an accelerated six-year premed/medical school program at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, and received her MD degree from University of Michigan Medical School. She then completed five years of head and neck surgery training in Boston at the Tufts and Boston Universities combined program. From there she completed an additional fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery training. She is double board certified in both facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery. She is the Senior Adviser to the Face to Face program, which provides complimentary facial reconstruction to victims of domestic violence, as well as to patients in third world countries. She has made three trips to Vietnam with the Face to Face organization.

In recognition of her commitment to excellence in medical care, Dr. Moran was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Medical Board of California, Division of Licensing, a position she was reappointed to several years ago. “The assurance of safe and reliable medical services is a vital component of California’s quality of life,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “Each of these highly qualified individuals shares my commitment to public health and will work diligently to provide careful oversight of California’s health care professionals,” he said.

Dr. Moran also sits on the boards of American Board of Facial Plastic and was recently honored to be the first female president-elect of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Dr. Moran’s practice encompasses a broad range of face and neck cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. She has extensive experience and expertise in facial plastic surgery, more specifically rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty.

Dr. Moran is also a nationally renowned expert in Botox and filler injections. Locally, she is known for her natural appearing surgical results. Her patients value the time she takes to educate them about their options without pressure. Dr. Moran currently has active privileges at the Coolsprings Surgery Center and Tri-Star Centennial Hospital in Tennessee.

Personal Interests

Dr. Moran enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her son. She is involved in many charitable organizations, including animal rescue, domestic violence, & has traveled overseas to teach surgeons in Vietnam with Face to Face. She has a pilot’s license and enjoys flying.