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Carmen Paradis, MD


Carmen Paradis, MD

Appointed: 2006

Carmen Paradis, MD
Department: Center for Ethics Humanities and Spiritual Care
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code JJ60
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Carmen Paradis, MD, is a Staff physician in the Department of Bioethics, located on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic.She was appointed in 2006.

While at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Paradis has focused on research ethics, serving on Cleveland Clinic’s Institutional Review Board and as Research Subject Advocate on the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative Research Unit at Case Western Reserve University. Her interests include research ethics, informed consent and ethics education.

Dr. Paradis attended medical school in Alberta, Canada, and completed her general surgery residency at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She moved to the United States to complete her plastic surgery residency at University Hospitals and MetroHealth Hospitals in Cleveland. After completing a hand fellowship at the Orthopaedic Institute in New York City, she opened a private practice in plastic surgery and hand surgery.

During her 20 years in practice, Dr. Paradis served on multiple hospital and medical society committees. After retiring from her practice, Dr. Paradis obtained her Master's Degree in bioethics at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals and then did a bioethics fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.  Dr. Paradis lectures and teaches in the field of research ethics.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Hospital For Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
Hand Surgery
New York, NY USA
Residency - Case Western Reserve University
Plastic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Royal Victoria Hospital
General Surgery
Montreal, Quebec Canada
Internship - Wellesley Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, CN Canada
Medical School - University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Undergraduate - University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta Canada


  • Plastic Surgery

Specialty Interests

research ethics, informed consent, ethics education


  • American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/31/2014, Dr. Paradis has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English