Ruth J. Barta, MD (Woodbury & St. Paul)
I was drawn to a career in plastic surgery because it allows me to provide both aesthetic and functional improvement for my patients. I treat all aspects of plastic surgery but have a special interest in pediatric plastic surgery. It is especially gratifying to improve a child’s life. I am excited to be able to provide the latest techniques in cleft lip and palate care, congenital malformations, and craniofacial reconstruction.
I strive to provide my patients the quality of care that I would give my own family members. I believe that good communication and understanding at every interaction along the way is as important to the final outcome as the surgery itself.
Aside from patient care, I hold a position of Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota and enjoy teaching residents and students. I volunteer my time to surgical missions in third world countries for cleft lip and palate repair, burn reconstruction, hand deformities, and other needed procedures.
In my spare time I enjoy running, adventure racing, and traveling.
Undergraduate school at University of Minnesota 2007
Medical School at University of Minnesota 2011
Residency at University of Minnesota 2016
Fellowship at University of Washington & Seattle Children’s Hospital Seattle, WA 2018
American Board of Plastic Surgery
HealthPartners Medical Group