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Our Team

Cleveland Clinic has the most comprehensive reconstructive transplant team in the world.


Institutional Leadership

Francis Papay

Francis Papay, MD is an accomplished surgeon and has been recognized as one of the nation’s Best Doctor specializing in plastic surgery by Castle Connolly. He is the current Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute and Associate Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

John Fung

John Fung, MD, PhD has more than 25 years experience in kidney, liver, pancreas, islet, and intestinal transplantation. He also is an accomplished immunologist and Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University.

James Zins

James Zins, MD , is the Chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Zins specializes in facial cosmetic surgery.


Plastic Surgery

Maria Siemionow

Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD, is a world renowned scientist and microsurgeon, and consultant in the Department of Plastic Surgery. She specializes in microsurgery, hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, transplantation, and microcirculation research, and led the way for the first near-total face transplant.

Risal Djohan

Risal Djohan, MD is an accomplished plastic surgeon and researcher. His specialty interests include reconstructive microvascular surgery, breast surgery and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Djohan is board-certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery.

Steven Bernard

Steven Bernard, MD is board-certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery, with added qualifications in hand surgery. His specialty interests include surgery of the breast, hand, microsurgery and cosmetic surgery.

Mark Hendrickson

Mark Hendrickson, MD is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His specialty interests include hand and wrist surgery, congenital hand surgery, microsurgery, reconstructive surgery (chest, abdomen, extremities), melanoma and aesthetic surgery.

Randall Yetman

Randall Yetman, MD is Head of the Section of Breast Surgery in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include microvascular surgery, breast surgery, cosmetic surgery, melanoma and breast reconstruction.

Terri McCollough, RN


Urology

Stewart Flechner

Stewart Flechner, MD is Director of Clinical Research in the Section of Renal Transplantation at Cleveland Clinic, and a Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University


Otolaryngology

Marshal Strome

Marshal Strome, MD (Retired) is immediate past Chairman of Cleveland Clinic's Head & Neck Institute. Dr. Strome's clinical interests include laryngeal transplantation, treatment of head and neck cancers, and laryngectomy. He performed the world's first laryngeal transplant in 1998.


Bioethics

Eric Kodish

Eric Kodish, MD , specializes in pediatric ethics, end-of-life issues, research ethics, and childhood cancer and blood diseases. Dr. Kodish is also the Executive Director of the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.


Neurology

Robert Fox

Robert Fox, MD is a staff neurologist and Medical Director at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Cleveland Clinic. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, neurology residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in Clinical Research from Case Western Reserve University.


Anesthesia

Jacek Cywinski

Jacek Cywinski, MD was born in Wroclaw, Poland, where he earned a medical degree at the University of Wroclaw School of Medicine. Dr. Cywinski is board-certified in anesthesiology. His clinical and research interests include anesthesia for vascular and liver transplantation surgery, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, as well as preoperative patient evaluation and optimization.


Infectious Disease

Robin Avery

Robin Avery, MD, is a staff member in the Department of Infectious Disease, with a subsequent appointment in the Transplant Center. She currently is Section Head for Transplant Infectious Disease (Adult), and is Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.


Pharmacy

Marcus Huag, Pharm D


Endocrinology

Angelo Licata

Angelo Licata, MD, PhD is a consultant staff member in the departments of Endocrinology and Biomedical Engineering. His speciality interests include calcium disorders, osteoporosis, and metabolic and bone and skeletal problems.


Hematology/Oncology

Ronald Bukowski

Ronald Bukowski, MD


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