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Michael Fritz, MD, is a Staff Member of the Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute in the Section of Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus, OH. He completed a general surgery internship and an otolaryngology residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, and a fellowship in facial plastic surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.
His specialty interests include pediatric and adult facial plastic surgery, cosmetic and functional surgery of the nose (rhinoplasty) and eyelids (blepharoplasty).
Dr. Fritz is board-certified by the State of Ohio Medical Board, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Fritz is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He has published a number of journal articles on topics such as management of advanced facial cancers, complex maxillary and orbit reconstruction and new techniques for treatment of facial paralysis.
He has also published book chapters on concepts and techniques in facial trauma reconstruction, lip reconstruction and facial reconstruction using microvascular free tissue transfer. In addition, he given a many presentations on the topics of facial reconstruction and management of facial paralysis.
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