Michael F. Hynes MD

Michael F. Hynes MD, 68, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on February 18, 2013. A cherished husband, father and grandfather, he loved being a doctor and practiced as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at St. Joseph Health Center for 30 years. Born in Ohio to Catherine and Francis Hynes, Michael overcame severe childhood asthma to become an outstanding student and athlete. He was the first in his proud family to attend college. Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and his Doctor of Medicine from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Michael completed a six year general surgery residency and a two year plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. He was a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Kansas City Plastic Surgery Society, and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. For several years, he also served as a board member for the Missouri Association of Plastic Surgeons and Saint Joseph Medical Center. He was twice voted the Best Plastic Surgeon in the Kansas City area.

While in medical school, Michael met his future wife, Beverly. Following his graduation, they married and remained happily committed to each other for over forty years until his passing. After their twin sons were born in Pennsylvania, Michael and his family moved to the Kansas City area in 1980 where he started a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Michael was genuinely devoted to his patients and their care. He truly loved being a doctor and particularly his role as a Plastic Surgeon. Each day offered a sought after challenge of excellence and the gratification of helping patients attain their goals. Patients frequently commented on Dr. Hynes’ humor and the happy atmosphere of his practice. Shortly after turning 60, his son David encouraged Michael to retire. He immediately declined the idea due to his ongoing, genuine love of his daily work and patients.

As a young man and physician, Michael was extremely active and pursued drag racing, hunting, skydiving, tennis, and competition trapshooting. He was part of a drag racing team for several years. He also won the Grand American Preliminary Handicap trapshooting title in 1976. His true passion, however, became golf and he spent many enjoyable years with family and friends at Blue Hills Country Club and Shadow Glen Golf Club. Michael also developed a love for bird-watching that extended from his backyard bird sanctuary to rare condor habitats in South America. Later in life, Michael embraced new hobbies in racing his Porsches, pistol shooting, and fishing. Fine wine and cuisine rarely missed his palate at home or abroad. Michael’s dry wit and direct personality seldom left any question as to where he stood.

Michael remained steadfastly devoted to his wife and twin sons throughout his life. He proudly sent his sons to the University of North Carolina and the University of Notre Dame and was a strong fan of both school’s sports teams. Michael is survived by his beloved wife Beverly; son Christopher of Boulder, CO; son David, daughter-in-law Gaily, and grandson Andrew Michael of Chicago, IL; and sister Kathleen of Leavenworth, WA. He was preceded in death by his mother Catherine and father Francis.

Per Michael’s specific request, a traditional wake and funeral will not be held. A memorial service for family will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (9221 Ward Parkway, Suite, 100, Kansas City, MO 64114) or the Rockhurst High School Endowment Campaign (9301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114). Condolences may be emailed to family@hynesfamilyweb.com


  1. JB and Debbie Toland on April 17, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Just saw this. What a wonderful Dr. neighbor and human being. We were neighbors in Overland Park in the late seventies to the mid eighties. My girls Kim (Davis) and Stephanie (King) Toland babysat for Christopher and David. My husband JB got bit one Thanksgiving by a brown recluse spider and had a huge hole in his forehead and after Mike did surgery you couldn’t tell he had even been bitten. An incredible Dr. So sorry for you Bev and the boys. We now live in Tucson Az. Kim lives in Houston, Tx. And Stephanie lives in Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Love from the Tolands

  2. Nikki Nicole on July 14, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I did research on a few plastic surgeons in the area an was very pleased with the credentials of this particular man. He was so awesome in making me feel comfortable when I came into the office for my first initial meeting to get breast augmentation. He did a wonderful job! I was trying to get hold of him to come in for more surgery so I googled him and to my surprise had to learn of his passing…how sad! It’s so good to know he was a great man with so many achievements. My condolences to his wife, kids and family… Muahhhh

  3. denise brennan mother of jason d. cole dob 3/2/76 on February 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Dear Hynes family,

    i met your father and husband when he successfully repaired a serious left temple injury to my youngest son’s head at St. Joseph Hospital. a new boy on his first day at Jason’s day care had hit him in the head while swinging a golf club without supervision. your husband and father was extremely kind to our family and to jason. years later he repaired both of my hands for carpal tunnel syndrome. my scars are barely visible.

    i was so frightened when jason was injured and we needed to wait until enough time passed from jason’s last meal. Dr. Hynes would come by the room where we were waiting to be sure that jason was ok. jason completed his Eagle Scout, Bachelor degree from Baker University and Master’s from Rockhurst University. he is married lives in seattle,washington. they are expecting their 2nd little girl.

    We are so sorry for your loss. May Our Lord surround you with love.

    denise brennan

  4. Pitt Plastic Surgery on February 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

    The faculty of the Department of Plastic Surgery and the Pitt Plastic Surgery Community wishes to offer our sincere condolences on the loss of Dr. Hynes.

    His dedication to his patients and his commitment to plastic surgery will be remembered. We are proud to have had such a respected surgeon come from our program.

  5. Dwight Stanford on February 25, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing Beverly, I wish I could attend his memorial in person, but will be thinking of you and your sons. We had a wonderful professional relationship and I will always remember our great trip to Ecuador together when Cooper and I took Mike on “the Quito death march” and through all the different flora and fauna from jungle to mountains in that beautiful country!

  6. Kent Kilgore on February 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Bev and the family. I have always felt warmly welcome in their office and home, and have certainly enjoyed his wit and humanity. Although short bios cannot begin to capture all, this is a fine tribute to a nice and remarkable man.


  7. Jessica Leflar on February 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Hynes family- I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Hynes passing. He was such a kind hearted man and I enjoyed working with him. KC will really miss him. My prayers for you all ,Jessica

  8. Sharon Wahrman on February 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Bev – This is a beautiful tribute to a one-of-a-kind man. I am so grateful that I was able to meet you and work for Dr. Hynes. I had no idea that he was involved in so much throughout his life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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