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Christi Cavaliere, MD


Christi Cavaliere, MD
Department: Plastic Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Cavaliere completed her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Michigan in 1990.  Her interest in plastic surgery began with undergraduate research in pediatric craniofacial deformities.  She went on to Yale University School of Medicine and graduated in 1998.  She completed her plastic surgery residency training at the University of Michigan including a 2 year basic science research fellowship studying the effects of radiation on bone healing.  After graduation she stayed on as a staff plastic surgeon at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor VA.  She was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship and completed a Master of Science degree in health care research.  Dr. Cavaliere and her family moved to Northern California in 2008 where her husband carried out his military service with the United States Air Force.  During that time, Dr. Cavaliere worked as a staff plastic surgeon at a VA Medical Center and worked as a volunteer surgeon at David Grant Medical Center/ Travis AFB.  In 2010 Dr. Cavaliere joined the plastic surgery staff at the Cleveland Clinic.  Her areas of clinical interest include general plastic, reconstructive surgery, and wound healing.

Education & Fellowships

Medical School - University of Michigan Medical School
Plastic Surgery Research
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Graduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Plastic Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Medical School - University of Michigan Medical School
Plastic Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Medical School - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA
Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Plastic Surgery

Treatment & Services

  • Debridement of Skin and Wound
  • Destruction Of Skin Tags
  • Ear Lobe Repair
  • General Plastic Surgery
  • Keloid Removal
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Scar Revisions
  • Scar Surgery
  • Skin Grafting
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Wound Care

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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