Partner, Research Director, Facial Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Melissa Toyos is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Louisiana State University who is a board-certified Ophthalmologist. She joins Toyos Clinic from one of the largest practices in the country, Discover Vision Centers in Kansas City, where she was a partner. Dr. Toyos specializes in cataract surgery, glaucoma, and cosmetic procedures of the face. She has extensive experience in the use of lasers, fillers, botox, latisse, and lid surgery to achieve facial rejuvenation. Many public figures have utilized her skills to look their best.
Dr. Toyos is a national researcher and lecturer. She trains other doctors on surgical techniques as well as the use of ocular and cosmetic medications. Her clinical research has been used by the FDA to approve various medications that are now out in the market today. She is a two time award winner of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Research Grant. She has published and edited over 100 publications and is a frequent lecturer at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
Dr. Toyos devotes time to patient advocacy and community outreach. She is the former President of the Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. She has held various leadership positions with the AAO including Deputy Section Leader. She was voted one of Kansas City's Most Influential Women and Women Who Mean Business for her community work. She has served as a mentor to young female surgeons, helping them understand how to balance a career and motherhood.
In her free time Dr. Toyos likes to spend time with her husband, 3 girls, and their dog Auge.
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