Angelo Leto Barone, MD

Plastic Surgery

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

A native of Italy, I trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Palermo before coming to the U.S., where I first completed three post-doctoral fellowships at USC, Harvard and Johns Hopkins, and then completed a full residency in plastic surgery at the Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland program. I graduated with an additional burn fellowship before continuing my education at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to focus on craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. 

Why I Treat Children

There is nothing more daunting than seeing a child suffer or be in need and nothing more rewarding than caring for them and restoring their life and joy. When I was a child, a personal experience noting the sadness in a burned teenager made me want to help restoring happiness in people by treating their conditions and facial differences. For these reasons I decided to devote my life to the care of children. 

What I'm Passionate About

I am very passionate about the possibility to treat patients from head to toe, something that plastic surgery is uniquely poised to do. A special interest of mine is ear reconstruction, especially in microtia patients, for which I have developed a special device to aid in the cartilage cutting and carving process. I am also very interested in providing treatment to patients who have intractable migraines due to head concussions, a condition called occipital neuralgia, as I have seen how a simple surgery can truly free them from a debilitating condition. Cleft care and speech surgery are also two areas of focus of my practice, and in my free time I raise funds to help underserved areas abroad provide much needed cleft care. At work, I am keen in creating a cooperative workplace in which the focus is truly centered on excellence in patients’ care.

 

My medical interests and expertise includes: 

  • Ear reconstruction
  • Microtia repair
  • Cauliflower ear treatment
  • Prominent ears
  • Ear molding
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Benign and malignant skin cancer
  • Orthognathic surgery 
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate care
  • Skull deformities
  • Hemifacial microsomia
  • Craniofacial syndromes 
  • Vascular lesions and tumors
  • Keloid treatment
  • General pediatric plastic surgery

How I Try to Make A Difference

I consider every patient as if they were my own kids. I never take for granted the immense privilege parents give us in treating their child, and it is our duty to always perform at our best ability. I like to bring innovation in the operating room by finding novel solutions to old problems using the technologies that we are lucky to have to our disposal.  

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Craniofacial Pediatric Plastic Surgery - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2022
  • Acute Burn Care and Burn Reconstruction - Johns Hopkins University, 2021

Residency

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Johns Hopkins University, 2021
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - University of Palermo School of Medicine, Italy, 2012

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - University of Palermo School of Medicine, 2006

Awards & Recognition

  • 2021 Best Paper Award, FACE Journal, Journal of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
  • 2017 Outstanding Commitment to the Johns Hopkins Adopt-A-Class Award
  • 2014 Clifford C. Snider Award, Best Talk at the 59th Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • 2011 Best Oral Presentation, European Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • 2009 Outstanding Teaching to Medical Students, University of Southern California

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna HMO/POS/PPO/EPO
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HEALTHSMART HLTH PLANS PPO ORL
  • HUMANA HEALTHY HORIZONS (FKA HUMANA MEDICAID)
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies

Research Activities

  • Medical devices
  • Clinical research
  • Stem cell research 
  • Transplant immunology

Medical Interests

  • Ear reconstruction
  • Microtia repair
  • Cauliflower ear treatment
  • Prominent ears
  • Ear molding
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Benign and malignant skin cancer
  • Orthognathic surgery 
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate care
  • Skull deformities
  • Hemifacial microsomia
  • Craniofacial syndromes 
  • Vascular lesions and tumors
  • Keloid treatment
  • General pediatric plastic surgery

  • English
  • Italian